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Self Build Housing Market Report - UK 2011-2015 Analysis Product Image

Self Build Housing Market Report - UK 2011-2015 Analysis

  • Published: November 2011
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 83 Pages
  • AMA Research


  • Allwood Buildings
  • CB Homes
  • Falshaw Homes
  • Kingspan
  • Potton Homes
  • Swedish House Company
  • MORE

AMA Research are pleased to announce the publication of the 5th Edition of the report ‘Self Build Housing Market Report – UK 2011-2015 Analysis’. Incorporating original input and primary research, the report represents an informed review of this changing £3+ billion market.

Key areas covered include:

- Self-Build Housing Market – Market size by Volume and Value, Historical Trends, Sector Shares, Major Regional Variations etc.

- Build Options – Timber Frame, Traditional Brick/Block, Kits, Cost Structures (Materials mix etc.).

- Supply Structure – Key players, kit suppliers etc.

- Distribution of Products – Channel shares, Reviewof Builders Merchants, Electrical Wholesalers, Specialist Retailers, Direct Sell, Internet, DIY, Self Build Specialists etc.

So, just how big is the self build market? While there are various estimates of the sector, this new report provides a detailed re-evaluation of self build to assess market volumes, structure and trends. Despite the general gloom in the housing market, self build has outperformed the general housebuilding sector in 2009-11 and still offers good opportunities READ MORE >

1. Introduction
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Sources Of Information

2. Summary And Future Prospects

3. Economic Environment
3.1 Gdp
3.2 Inflation & Interest Rates
3.3 Unemployment
3.4 Household Consumption
3.5 Housing & Construction
3.6 Sterling
3.7 Population Profile
3.8 Conclusions

4. Overall Housebuilding Market
4.1 National Housebuilding
4.2 Mix Of Housebuilding Starts And Completions
4.3 Timber Frame Housebuilding
4.4 Product Mix
4.5 Mix Of Timber Frame And Brick/Block.
4.6 International Self Build

5. Market Influences.
5.1 House Prices
5.2 Distribution And Marketing
5.3 Innovation And Environmental
5.4 Renewable Technologies.
5.4.1 Heat Pumps
5.4.2 Biomass
5.4.3 Solar Thermal And Solar Pv

6. Self-Build Market
6.1 Introduction
6.1.1 Background
6.1.2 Definition
6.1.3 Overview
6.2 Self Build Market Volumes
6.3 Self Build – Mix Of Private/Social
6.4 Self Build – Mix By Country In Uk
6.5 Regional Variations And Volumes – By English Regions
6.6 Market Value
6.7 Self Build Costs
6.8 Build Cost Structure

7. Distribution And Supply
7.1 Structure
7.2 Builders Merchants
7.3 Electrical Wholesalers
7.4 Diy Multiples
7.5 Self-Build Specialist Suppliers
7.5.1 Self-Build Housing Timber Frame Kits
7.5.2 Self-Build Oak Framed Housing
7.5.3 Self-Build Brick And Block Package Companies
7.5.4 Other Material Companies Involved In The Self-Build Market

In 2010, housing completions in the UK were 12% down on the previous year at just over 134,000 – 28,000 of which were through Registered Social Landlords (RSL’s) and although completions were down in each quarter of 2010 compared to the previous year, in both the private and public sectors, housing starts showed some growth as the year progressed ending the year 22% up at 131,000, with 2011 forecast to experience marginal growth. The self build sector, in common with speculative housing, has declined in the UK over the last 5 years to a level of 12,000 housing units although given the recent initiatives by the government, and the increasingly high underlying demand for housing, our forecast is for modest growth over the next five years.

Self build in the constituent countries of the UK varies considerably for a number of reasons. Primarily, this is due to the fact that the number of suitable plots available in England, given the much higher number of households compared to the other 3 countries, is much lower in relative terms.

As a result, fundamental to the growth of self build housing going forward in the UK - and particularly in England - will be the availability of suitable plots in desirable areas. However, in areas where self build is a way of life and embedded in the culture of the country it is not just land availability which is a key factor. Many of the restrictions which hinder the growth of self build in the UK will need to be addressed if the sector is to prosper in the medium term. Issues surrounding planning permission and building regulations will need to be simplified and a greater knowledge bank provided to the inexperienced self builder given that the housebuilders normally have specialists to deal with planning permission, building regulations and supply matters.

Self build tends to be a key market for more innovative products and is often a more considered specification process. In addition to smart home systems - such as wireless devices for appliances and lights, automated curtains and blinds, security systems, smart meters etc, - it is apparent that renewable technologies and standards of insulation are higher in the self build sector.

Many of these technologies such as solar panels and heat pumps are cheaper to install in the early phase of the construction process, particularly where groundworks need to be carried out. The majority of self builders want the ability to specify the use of renewable materials such as reclaimed timber, bricks, tiles etc, which makes self-build attractive to the more environmentally-conscious homeowners.

Distribution in the self build market is a mix of timber frame and traditional methods, with kits continuing to represent a significant share of the timber frame sector. Kits offer significant advantages, not only in terms of environmental performance, but also they are supplied prefabricated with a range of component / fittings options to the buyer’s specification.

In the short-medium term, the self build market will not expand significantly without Government intervention in the planning system. There is considerable latent demand and the sector is generally higher specification, more innovative and creative in design. However, until the paradox of volume developers typically operating with landbanks of around 4-5 years build demand while self builders can’t find suitable plots is addressed, we are unlikely to see any significant growth in self build output.

- Allwood Buildings
- Benfield ATT
- Border Oak
- Carpenter Oak and Woodland
- CB Homes
- Custom Homes
- Design and Materials
- Falshaw Homes
- Fleming Homes
- Frame UK
- Kingspan
- Maple Timber Frame
- Neatwood Homes
- Potton Homes
- Scandia Hus
- Scotframe
- Swedish House Company
- Taylor Lane Timber Frame
- TJ Crump Oakwrights,
- Welsh Oak.

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