Self build and custom homes come out on top in local economic impact and sustainability, NaCSBA report reveals

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The NaCSBA report for 2023/24 reveals self builds are up to 43% more energy efficient than the average new build home (Image credit: Joakim Boron)

The NaCSBA Custom and Self Build Report 2023/24 reveals that custom and self build homes have a higher positive local impact compared to mainstream housing. 

The report reveals that custom and self build homes are not only more sustainable with lower energy consumption and less CO2 emissions, but also provide greater local economic impact in terms of expenditure on materials and labour.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.