Planning your Self-Build project success

The average house price in London & South East is £447K and if house prices rise at the current average of 8.6% pa in London and South East for the next two years, the average house price will increase to £527K (Office for National Statistics, House Price Index, October 2015, published Dec 2015). That’s a whopping increase of £80k from today’s average, which is great news for property owners, but not so good for people looking to buy. With this in mind, a self-build project is an increasingly attractive option for many people, providing you not only with a custom home, but also potentially substantial savings.

We have mapped out a typical journey of a self-build project, packed with facts and hints.

Please note, the quoted average house price was correct as of 17 th February 2016, when this article was published.


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With our self-build insurance, we have policies designed to suit your project needs, from site only insurance, through to completion. With our 10 year Structural Warranty policy, you’ve also got one less thing to worry about once you’ve moved in. Call our specialist team on 0800 230 0225 to find out more.