Self-build market to double by 2015

Research by Datamonitor suggests that mortgage advances for self-build properties will rise from less than £800 million in 2011 to £1.9 billion by 2015.

Daoud Fakhri, analyst at Datamonitor, said that this growth will be driven by a number of factors: “One of which is the fact that more consumers are becoming aware of the self-build option. This is largely due to the influence of TV programs like Grand Designs