Setup guides Production

This guide explains how to set up your project so you can start using the styles and coded examples in the DWP Design System in production.

Before you start

First you must have followed the GOV.UK Design System production setup guide.

Include DWP Frontend in your project

To start using DWP styles, components and patterns contained here, you’ll need to include DWP Frontend in your project.

We recommend installing DWP Frontend using npm. Using this option, you will be able to:

  • selectively include the CSS or JavaScript for individual components
  • build your own styles or components based on the palette or typography and spacing mixins
  • customise the build (for example, overriding colours or enabling global styles)
  • use the component Nunjucks templates

Get in touch

If you’ve got a question, idea or suggestion share it in #design-system channel on Slack or email the Design System team on