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, conducted by Homebuilding & Renovating, 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 (dates, location, website), “The South West has a higher than average self-build population. 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.”