BRADFORD is the joint fifth worst place in the UK to build a new home, according to a study.

The research by PlumbNation looks at various factors including the cost of land, the proportion of planning applications that are successful, and how much property values have increased over the last 10 years.

By combining these factors into a single self-build score, PlumbNation are able to rank every local authority in England to reveal the best places to build your own home.

Bradford was joint fifth in the list, with a score of 6.31 out of 10, for self-build. It was tied with Barking and Dagenham and Hilingdon in London.

Kensington and Chelsea was ranked as the worst place in the country to build your own home. This is due to the incredibly expensive cost of land, which is at an absolute premium this far into London. As such, it finishes with a self-build score of just 5.11.