Why You Should Consider a Self-Build Home


Self-build homes are becoming increasingly popular across the UK. Although you may think that building the home of your dreams is just that – a pipe dream – it may be a lot more accessible than you think. Here we take a look at a few reasons that self-build (or ‘custom’) homes are becoming more and more prevalent.


For many younger people, getting on the property ladder is almost impossible. As such, building a new home from scratch can sometimes be cheaper than buying a pre-existing property, and offers young people a path into an otherwise inaccessible property market.

Even if you can afford to buy a house, you should still consider opting for self-build – because you could get a lot more for your money. Not only can you get more space and have your home laid out exactly how you want (because you designed it), but you can also make use of modern energy-saving materials that look after the planet as well as your bank balance.

Dream Home

The idea of designing every aspect of your home from scratch may be daunting, but it affords you a huge amount of freedom over both the big decisions and the small details. This means you can ensure your new home is exactly as you want it. This can make a huge difference for some families, as it means they can not only upsize but upsize to a home which perfectly suits their needs.

Dream Location

With traditional buying options it is common to have to sacrifice the location you desire for the property that suits your needs. Sometimes the sacrifice will run the other way and you will choose to buy a home that does not have everything you want but does allow you to live in the area of your dreams. With a self-build project you can choose your ideal location and then build your perfect home there – a win-win situation.

The Ultimate Project

If you are an avid DIYer, building your own house is the ultimate project. Of course, you cannot do everything yourself. For most of the jobs it is necessary to hire the professionals, but you can still be very much a part of the process in whatever role you choose – some choose to project manage whilst others employ a project manager or architect. Of course, one fantastic reason for going through the highs and lows of a project such as this is the huge sense of achievement you will have upon completion.

Self-Build Finance from Affirmative

You may think that a custom-built home is beyond your reach due to the initial finance required, but there are in fact options that can make your self-build dream a reality.

We offer self-build finance that can get your project started and keep it moving forward to completion. With us you can borrow between £10,000 and £2 million – whatever you need to get the job done.

Call us on 08000 44 84 84 for more information, and take a look at our handy self-build infographic for more tips on financing your exciting project.