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Cheapest and Most Expensive UK Cities for Aspiring Self-builders

Thanks to
aspirational TV programmes like Grand Designs, it’s no surprise that 1 in 7
Brits are currently researching the self-build process.

The government are
even getting on board by introducing more incentives in the hope of boosting
the number of self-builds by 35% year-on-year.

To help, Insulation
Express have uncovered the biggest opportunities in the UK for aspiring
self-build homeowners, property investors and SME builders. The results have
been collated into a map which highlights the top 30 cities; the data also
includes the number of available plots and the average plot price for each
city: https://www.insulationexpress.co.uk/blog/uks-biggest-self-build-opportunities/

Stand out stats

  • 1
    million Brits plan on building a self-build within the next year.
  • The
    average self-build homeowner makes a profit of 29% when selling their
  • 49%
    of Brits dislike standard new builds making the flexibility of a
    self-build more appealing.
  • The
    average price of a plot in Liverpool (£817,000) is seven times more
    expensive than in Manchester (£91,062).

Top 10 Most
Expensive Cities for Self-Build Plots

Insulation Express
have also used their ‘self-build opportunities’ data to expose the most
expensive cities for aspiring self-builders.

Place City Average Price of Plot
1 Liverpool £817,000
2 Oxford £508,333
3 Leeds £388,000
4 Portsmouth £371,250
5 Derby £356,428
6 Peterborough £328,741
7 Cambridge £323,333
8 Cardiff £303,750
9 Birmingham £274,714
10 Edinburgh £256,000

Top 10 Cheapest
Cities for Self-Build Plots

Insulation Express’
have also uncovered the cheapest cities for self-build plot prices.

Place City Average Price of Plot
1 Inverness £91,062
2 Dundee £95,000
3 Manchester £112,090
4 Salford £119,833
5 Durham £128,684
6 Wolverhampton £146,666
7 Southampton £156,666
8 Plymouth £170,000
9 Lincoln £173,316
10 Newport £195,500

Top 30 Cities
with the Biggest Self-build Potential