Cumbrian mill conversion and rebuild for Grand Designs

NaCSBA launches its 2022 self-build survey

Take part if you have completed a CSB project in the last five years

By Victoria Purcell | 16 March 2022

NaCSBA – the National Custom and Self Build Association – has launched its first annual survey of self builders.

In partnership with NaCSBA

The aim of the NaCSBA 2022 survey is to build a clearer picture of the owner-commissioned homes market. Since launching in 2008 as the National Self Build Association, the organisation has been working to make custom and self build (CSB) easier.

The UK CSB market delivers 10,000-12,000 units annually – that’s 7-10% of all new home completions, way below European counterparts like Austria, Belgium and Germany, where self-building makes up over 50% of all built homes.

The Bacon Review of 2020 and the recently published review of Self Build and Custom Housebuilding in the UK by Places for People offer valuable insights into this underrepresented market, but more data is needed.

Grand Designs Cumbrian mill self build would qualify for the NaCSBA 2022 survey

Ruth and Rob’s Grand Designs Cumbrian mill. Photo: Andy Haslam

Take the NaCSBA 2022 survey

Self-builders who have completed a project in the last five years are being urged to take part. The information gathered will be presented as part of a report on the UK CSB sector, due to be published in the summer. The report will be free to NaCSBA members.

The survey should take around 10 minutes and all responses will remain confidential. As an incentive to fill in the survey, five respondents, chosen at random, will be sent a £100 John Lewis voucher.

Follow this link to complete the NaCSBA 2022 survey