CharlD

Research into the motivations for and barriers to self-build

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Hello self-builders,

 

Would you be willing to take part in a study about self-build housing?  I am Charlotte, an aspiring self builder and student at Leeds Beckett University, conducting a research project into the extent of, motivations for and barriers to self-build in the UK. The project aims to identify who is self-building, why people are interested in self-building and if they have encountered any barriers during their project. The aim of the study is to deepen the breadth of research into self-build since the introduction of the Self-build and Custom Housing Act 2015.

 

I would be grateful if you could spare 10 minutes to fill in the questionnaire accessed through the link below.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9KLKJW2

 

Many thanks,

 

Charlotte

 

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22 minutes ago, CharlD said:

I would be grateful if you could spare 10 minutes to fill in the questionnaire accessed through the link below.

Hi, welcome to the forum. In question 7 you have two 'strongly agree' columns.

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There are also several missing stages between 'initial interest' and 'part way through build'

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Interesting that you ask how it was financed, but then don't ask if you had difficulty getting finance?

 

A lot seem to have problems with self build mortgages, and some of us have had difficulty selling the old house to free up finance.

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Survey done.

 

You might be interested to know that in some other European countries such as Belgium what we call self build accounts for upto 80% of new houses.

 

 

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23 hours ago, PeterStarck said:

Hi, welcome to the forum. In question 7 you have two 'strongly agree' columns.

Hi, thank you for completing the survey. I have now amended the survey thank you.

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13 hours ago, Temp said:

Survey done.

 

You might be interested to know that in some other European countries such as Belgium what we call self build accounts for upto 80% of new houses.

 

 

Thank you for completing the survey

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16 hours ago, ProDave said:

Interesting that you ask how it was financed, but then don't ask if you had difficulty getting finance?

 

A lot seem to have problems with self build mortgages, and some of us have had difficulty selling the old house to free up finance.

Thank you for completing the survey. I shall consider adding in a question about the difficulties of getting finance. Thank you for the suggestion.

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21 hours ago, Mike said:

There are also several missing stages between 'initial interest' and 'part way through build'

 

Thank you for completing the survey. I shall consider amending the survey . Thank you for the suggestion.

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Hello self-builders,

 

Would you be willing to take part in a study about self-build housing?  I am Charlotte, an aspiring self builder and student at Leeds Beckett University, conducting a research project into the extent of, motivations for and barriers to self-build in the UK. The project aims to identify who is self-building, why people are interested in self-building and if they have encountered any barriers during their project. The aim of the study is to deepen the breadth of research into self-build since the introduction of the Self-build and Custom Housing Act 2015.

 

I would be grateful if you could spare 10 minutes to fill in the questionnaire accessed through the link below.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9KLKJW2

 

Many thanks,

 

Charlotte

 

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Done 👍

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This seems to be a duplicate of another identical request, so I've merged the two threads together.

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Posted (edited)

A big thank you to all those who have completed a survey! I am overjoyed at the number of responses I have received- there is such a lovely self-build community out there. It has been really interesting to hear about your views and experiences of self-building.

 

The survey will be closing in a few days. I would be ever so grateful if anyone, who has not already completed a survey could spare a a few minutes filling it in.

 

Many thanks!

Edited by CharlD

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Done, might have been too late.

Number one impediment to self building planning, followed by NIMBYs getting involved in planning.

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Filled it - happy to be interviewed or to answer more questions 

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