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