How Much Profit Can a Self Builder Make?

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Building a home is likely to be the single largest expenditure anyone will make in their lifetime. Some self builders will be motivated by a desire to create their forever home and be less focused on profit margin, while some will choose to focus on location and financial benefit.

To better understand the self and custom build market, Homebuilding & Renovating commissioned and produced the Self & Custom Build Market Report following a comprehensive consumer survey of 500 self builders who has either just completed or were about to complete their project.

Sarah Handley

Sarah is a journalist, editor and the former Web Editor of She began her career more than a decade ago, working on the editorial team of Public Sector Building magazine, before joining the wider Homebuilding & Renovating team as Social Media Editor in 2012. Since purchasing her first house in 2015, Sarah has been adding to the ever-increasing list of home improvements she needs to make; including extending over the garage, resurfacing the driveway, replacing existing flooring and revamping the kitchen. Fortunately, her time with Homebuilding means she is not short on design inspiration or top tips to tackle or project manage these tasks herself.