VAT Survey 2019: establishing the size of the UK Custom and Self Build market

VAT Survey

NaCSBA has launched its survey for Self Builders who have reclaimed Value Added Tax (VAT) on their project, and is asking the entire industry to share details of the survey with its customer databases to help it compile the information on the number of people who have built or commissioned their own home in the last five years. The survey is quick to fill in and anonymous, and the data it provides is invaluable in that it helps us establish the size of the sector.

This data, together with other information, such as the number of single dwellings created per year, this gives us an estimate of the number of self builders in the country.

Fill in NaCSBA’s VAT survey

Knowing how many people are self building in the UK is vital for NaCSBA, as we shares this information with the entire industry, and more importantly, in our lobbying and campaigning work with Government in the UK. This helps drive the agenda for creating more Custom and Self Build opportunities in the UK, providing people with the chance to self build and creating more opportunities for your business. 

In future establishing the size of the sector will be easier, thanks to a new question on the 1APP planning application proforma that will help gather this data. However, for earlier years we need to compile this data retrospectively – which your customers help with.

One minute of your customer’s time

Please share the survey, and help others who want to self build – anyone that has self built, custom built, commissioned a new home or converted a building into a home in the last five years can fill in it in.

The survey is makes a huge difference to the work NaCSBA does, helping us to make custom build and self build more of a mainstream choice for more people.


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