THE South West region of England is the most likely place to find self-builders relative to the number of households.

According to The Self & Custom Build Market Report, 14 per cent of self-builders are from the South West, while the region can also claim 8.6 per cent of all UK households.

The survey also reveals that the South West of England together with the South East accounts for almost a third (31 per cent) of all self-builders in the UK.

According to Jason Orme, spokesperson for The South West Homebuilding & Renovating Show, “Rural locations are providing a natural tranquil environment and more space than urban areas, which is just about what most young professionals, growing families or retirees pursue.

“With the continuous development of commuting options, creating a dream home in the countryside is a more achievable goal. Especially now when the products, services and how-to guides are readily available.”

The Self & Custom Build Market Report 2017, comprising 112 pages, can be purchased online at priced at £750 + VAT.

The main source of data that this report is based on is a new comprehensive consumer survey of 500 self-builders. This research was conducted via an online survey in 2017. The overall analysis was compiled based on statistics from HMRC, DCLG, etc. and more.