site wide search


Below is a link to a questionnaire sent in by a site visitor:

My name is Charles Ebden and I am Planning Officer at Blaby District Council in Leicestershire. I am currently studying my Masters in Planning at Birmingham City University and am researching the self-build housing sector for my dissertation.


I am writing to ask if you would be willing to take part in a short survey about your experiences of self-build housing. With this survey, I aim to gather the insights of people who are currently undertaking, or have in the past undertaken, a self-build project in the UK, in order to gauge what you believe are the benefits, barriers and facilitators, of undertaking self-build project.


The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete, no questions are compulsory, and any personal details may you wish to include will only be seen by myself and my supervisor at Birmingham City University and will be anonymised before reporting. The survey will be closed at the end of March 2018. Undertaking the survey will be taken as consent to participate.


Please follow the following link to the survey:


The feedback gained from your experiences will give me valuable insights into the self-build market and I tremendously appreciate you taking the time to complete it.


Many thank in advance for your help. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at .


Charles Ebden