New Right to Build “Numbers Remain Far Short’ of Demand, Industry Body Says

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New Right to Build data reveals self build growth but the “numbers remain far short” compared to underlying demand, according to the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA).

New government data this month shows that in 2020-21, 12,263 new individuals joined the Right to Build registers - which helps aspiring custom and self builders to find self build plots to build on. This is an increase of 31% from the same period a year prior. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.