BENEFITS

  • It is simple and relatively risk-free.
  • You can have a say in the design – perhaps choosing a home design from a selection in a book of plans.
  • It is usually cheaper than buying a new home off-the-shelf or from a conventional housebuilder.
  • You can sometimes arrange with the developer for you to finish the work off, so the developer constructs a watertight shell and you then tackle the rest. This can result in savings of 10-20%.

CHALLENGES

  • Currently there are only a few developers offering this option, so there are only a handful of projects or opportunities currently underway in the UK.
  • It tends to be more expensive than a ‘traditional’ self build as the developer will want to recover all its costs and make a fair profit.

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