Most selfbuilders positive about their new homes

Building your own home is a positive experience for most selfbuilders, according to a comprehensive new market report published by the National Custom and Self Build Association.

Eighty-four per cent of selfbuilders who built their home within the past five years and responded to the NaCSBA survey said they were delighted with their new home, with less than one per cent unhappy with the result.

Asked if, with the benefit of hindsight, they would still take on a project, 73 per cent of respondents said they would definitely do it all again, compared with less than one per cent who said they definitely wouldn’t. The survey, conducted specifically for the report, found that selfbuilders led the way in two key areas of construction, with one in two including a sustainable heat source in their project, and over half choosing a modern method of construction (MMC)

The main reason most people cited for choosing to self build was to have greater choice.

Almost all prospective selfbuilders (94 per cent) said they would not buy a speculatively built new home. The findings are part of Custom & Self Build Market Report 2022, a new100-page survey which provides the most comprehensive assessment of the state of the sector to date.

The report can be purchased for £295:

23 May 2022