- It’s cheaper than buying an existing property
A home that might sell for £220,000 could be self-built for £130,000, according to think-tank Policy Exchange. The government-backed Self-build Portal says you usually save 20-40% on the cost of an existing home.
- You can get exactly the type of house you want
Choose from a custom-built home or a kit home, which can be modified to suit your needs. There are several types available, ranging from modern to traditional in various sizes.
- You can choose where to build
If you can find a plot of land and get planning permission, you can build your house wherever you like.
- If you build a sustainable property, it could be cheaper to run
With a self-build property, you have the option to make it as energy-efficient as you like, saving you money on energy bills.