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Graven Hill, Bicester

UK's Largest Self-Build Development
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UK's largest self-build development

An entrepreneurial move by Cherwell District Council meant that a disused Military Of Defense (MOD) base was purchased and designed to be sold on a plot-by-plot basis to self-builders. This move has led to the largest self-build community in the UK and is regarded as a forerunner for future developments throughout the country. 

This community will boast up to 1,900 unique properties that will be built over 10 years, including the creation of open, green spaces, a school, playgrounds and allotments. 

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As seen on Grand Design's: The Street

The development gained further interest following Channel 4's documentary Grand Designs: The Street which followed the first self-built street on the site consisting of 10 unique properties - See the episodes here.

The projects show the opportunity self-builders have to create customised solutions that suit their interests and lifestyles - We've already been on-site in nearby streets fitting custom smart home systems - See Graven Hill property 1 and Graven Hill property 2.

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Why create a smart home?

Smart homes are more in demand than ever - following the boom in technology over the last 20 years, many of us have come to expect technology to enhance our lifestyle or reduce the number of manual tasks. In recent years, huge interest has developed in smart home technology which has gone further than individual products to whole home systems which entwine each aspect to work in unison for you.

It's been shown that a smart home can reduce your daily tasks by up to 169 a day. What could you do with that time?

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How to build a smart home?

Self-builds require significant planning prior to laying that first brick on your plot and it offers the opportunity to discuss with all your potential parties involved to minimise the overlapping of any work. Therefore, we always recommend speaking to us once you've got an agreed plan to discuss how our smart technology can be introduced into the property and work with you on the installation plan. 

Our expert installers complete every element of the installation from cabling, end-component second fixing to bespoke configuration.

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