The value of the self build and custom build market is forecast to grow by 41% by 2020. The Government has identified the sector as a key contributor to meeting its housebuilding targets in a way that creates choice and quality for the wider public.

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The brand new 112 page Homebuilding & Renovating Self & Custom Build Market Report 2017 is the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of the current and future market ever produced.

Supported by the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA), the Report will form a go-to reference for the sector. It is critical reading for policymakers at national and local level, and marketeers working for companies either already in the sector and looking to increase their activity, or companies currently outside the industry looking to find out more about the opportunity. It is essential for companies in the following sectors:

  • Building materials suppliers
  • Finance providers
  • Housebuilders and developers
  • Policymakers
  • House construction specialists
  • Suppliers of services to the housebuilding sector

It allows us to better understand the motivations, hurdles and aspirations of self builders themselves; it will also allow us to understand activity in the market, down to a level previously undiscovered in terms of product choices and spend. Every page, written and produced by some of the UK’s leading self build and property experts and construction analysts, contains gems and information that is new to the sector and likely to influence decisions for months and years to come.

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Key areas of insight include:

  • Estimates and forecasts of activity in the market through to 2020
  • Comprehensive analysis of existing self build activity broken down by region
  • Profiling of self builders to enable better marketing decisions
  • Full survey of self build specification decisions including market share by product type
  • How growth in the sector can benefit your company

The report is priced at £750+VAT.

A copy of the source data is available to customers buying the report on request at the time of purchase.

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Brian Green is one of the UK’s leading housing analysts. Formerly managing editor of Construction News, he works for a broad range of clients, including Barbour ABI, Rider Levett Bucknall and EC Harris. He also edits the annual Housing Market Intelligence report. He sits on the Business Department’s Consultative Committee on Construction Industry Statistics and the Construction Products Association’s Economics Research Group. He runs the popular Twitter feed Brickonomics.

Jason Orme is the Editorial Director of Centaur Media’s Homes Division, including Homebuilding & Renovating, where he was previously long-time Editor. One of the UK’s leading self-build experts, he has built and renovated several houses and is the author of The Self Build Dream. He gives advice on building homes to thousands of people each year through live seminar events and broadcast media.

Michael Holmes is the Director of Content & New Product Development at Centaur Media’s Homes Division, including Homebuilding & Renovating, where he was previously Editor. Michael is Chair of the National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA) where he advises Government and other public bodies on self-build and custom build policymaking. He is also a leading self build expert and has built many homes both privately and commercially.

Market Report Content List

154 new original tables and charts covering the sector.

1. The Market

  • Definitions
  • The Scale of the Market
  • Data Sources

2. Market Outlook

  • The Immediate Pipeline
  • The Longer Term Outlook
  • The Market Overseas
  • Tax Incentives for Custom & Self Build
  • The Right to Build
  • The Regions
  • The Work of NaCSBA
  • The Right to Build Task Force

3. Who Are Self Builders?

  • How do you spot a self builder?
  • Age
  • Income & Wealth
  • Location

4. About Self Build Homes

  • What Characterises Self build Homes?
  • Size
  • Type & Style
  • Build Spend
  • Land Cost
  • Uplift
  • Cost Control

5. Self Build Materials Choices

  • The Biggest Shopping Trip
  • Construction systems
  • Masonry
  • Timber Frame & SIPs
  • ICFs
  • Cladding
  • Bricks
  • Render
  • Timber cladding
  • Roof
  • Windows & Doors
  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Insulation
  • Plastering
  • Drainage
  • Kitchens
  • Rainwater Goods

6. Self Build Projects

  • Design
  • Build Route
  • Finance
  • VAT
  • Insurance
  • Building Regulations
  • Warranties

7. Self Build Plots & Planning

  • Finding the Plot
  • Looking for Land
  • Land Costs
  • The Planning Process


“Finally an industry report that answers all the questions that Potton have wanted to know for years! With the implementation of the new Right to Build Legislation, Potton have wanted to make sure we are best positioned to take advantage of the future opportunities. This report supports that by explaining the market structure and setting out future growth projections. The report also offers a few more facts that we didn’t even realise we needed to know! Quite simply brilliant!” – Potton

“Homebuilding & Renovating’s Market Report 2017, is the essential guide to understanding the dynamics of the Self & Custom Build industry. Superbly researched and written, the report answers the key questions any business needs to know to be operate successfully within the sector. In the advent of the implementation of the right to build legislation, this report is quite simply a must buy to make sure you understand the market and take advantage of the opportunities ahead.” – Mark Stevenson, Kingspan

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