DIY experts: do you get on to a good footing by doing the renovation yourself?

My wife and I were renovating the house we bought from the previous owners. It has been a busy process. Construction costs have added up to £40,000 but by doing the work ourselves, we were able to reduce this to £26,000. My wife does many DIY jobs on her own and we generally find we get on to a good footing from the start. Although the roadwork is numerous and unforgiving, we can work out how to paint or insulate. We now want to move, as this house was built in 1773 and is in a lovely setting. Any opinions please?

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