Throughout the years, design codes have made a significant contribution to the delivery of Custom and Self Build communities. By defining specific design (site) conditions, principles and guidance, Custom and Self Builders are enabled to deliver their individual and collective ideals. Design codes have the potential to capture and guide multiple site characteristics and create cohesive and distinctive Custom and Self Build communities. For example, by taking into consideration the ten characteristics of well designed places as set out in the National Design Guide. This includes the site context, movement, nature, built form, identity, public space, uses, homes and buildings, resources and lifespan. Design codes, if applied correctly, will have the ability to create and contribute to unique identities for Custom and Self Build initiatives implemented at multiple scales.