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NSBRC Survey Results

In June 2021 we surveyed our customers, in partnership with the National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA). We wanted to understand who are the people undertaking substantial homebuilding projects, what motivates them, and what barriers they are faced with.

We were delighted to receive 681 responses, allowing us to get a meaningful insight into the self-built homes market.

Some of the results from the survey are being used to provide data for the ‘Bacon Review’ a government report, requested by the Prime Minister, and being produced by Richard Bacon MP. The review will assess the opportunities and barriers to growth for the sector, and support a “major scaling up of self-commissioned homes”.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate in the survey.

You can view our infographic, which shows some of the highlights from the survey by clicking on the below image:

Watch Richard Bacon MP’s introduction to our survey here:

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FREE ONLINE SELF BUILD SURGERY Materials & Energy

Join us next week for a one-off, free, online panel discussion, ahead of this month’s National Self Build & Renovation Show.

This one-hour informal discussion is the first of a series of special one-off events as we celebrate 15 years of the NSBRC. We believe it will prove an insightful session, that we hope you will find helpful for your project. Our panel will share their views and will be delighted to tackle any thoughts and questions you have during the session.

Meet our employee-owner of the year!

We are delighted to name Amanda Russell as our employee-owner of the year for 2021! Amanda is our Accounts Manager, looking after invoicing, ensuring our suppliers are paid on time and payroll among many other things, and in the last 18 months has also taken on additional HR responsibilities. Amanda can often be found helping out our Front of House team during our larger shows and events too!

HELP TO BUILD PROSPECTUS LAUNCHED – Download and register your interest today!

The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has launched the next phase of the much anticipated Help to Build Equity loan scheme with the publication of the prospectus, along with a call for both industry and consumers to register their interest to find out more.

Before you Build your Home…Build your Knowledge with the NSBRC!


If you are contemplating building your dream home, or planning to improve your existing home, why not attend one of our NSBRC Training Courses first to build your knowledge and confidence?

Check out our range of in-person and virtual courses!