Self Build & Custom Build

Charles Everard plays a development enabling role to get pioneering projects off the ground. Most recently has worked with ZEDfactory architects to create a commercially viable development plan for the UKs first 'no bills' eco – village in Devon. Charles set up the development company, Cornerstone ZED together with Tim Byles. The project goes on site in spring 2014. Charles Everard is appointed as Development Manager and Project Manager for the development.
Charles's work has included:

  • - Creating a viable business plan to secure investment

  • - Proving demand

  • - Developing the Custom Build approach

  • - Applying for nearly £3 million of loans & grants

  • - Developing the structure for the joint venture

Funding: Grants and Loans


We write business plans which under pin the applications for funding. Examples include:

  • - 'Custom Build Grants' - Applications for £2.5 million of Custom Build loan

  • - £1.045 million urban aid for a mixed use project in London E2

  • - Grants for equipment and heritage projects