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Finding your Perfect Self Build Plot

It can feel like you’ve been left at sea when trying to find a plot of land for your self-build project, but there are some fantastic resources available – sometimes in the most unlikely places! Get searching in as many places as possible to really boost your chances of finding that perfect plot a bit quicker.

 

Online Plot Search

rawpixel-com-211022Some of the key ‘plot finders’ online to sign up, search and explore are:

It is always worth having a go with their newsletters (you can always unsubscribe later!) just to see if they give the kind of advice and support you require.

Also give sites like Rightmove and Zoopla a try – you can draw searches, set up alerts and search for just land. You could also look for run-down buildings and make plans to demolish and rebuild – but this could be expensive so make sure you get lots of information.

 

scott-webb-167099Bricks-and-Mortar Plot Searches

There are a few options for non-internet based searches too:

  • Sign up for your local council register (or in areas you are looking) for information on local plot availability
  • Speak to estate agents – they don’t often get plots, but providing your details means they can get in touch when they do, and can provide great advice too
  • Look for local land auctions (the local council can help with this too)
  • Ask architects and local surveyors as they may hear about plots before anyone else
  • Keep an eye on planning applications in your desired area – they can sometimes be plots for sale rather than planned builds
  • Get involved with local community conversations and have a good scout around the area to see if you can spot any plots – sometimes they will be taken before reaching the general public.

Also remember to speak to other people who are completing self-builds if you can, as they will have lots of tips and advice.

 

dboji5guqae_aw9Plot Shop Open for Business

The UK’s first Plot Shop has opened recently in Pioneer Square, Bicester (Oxfordshire), and is a fantastic resource when it comes to your self-build project. Following in the footsteps of other countries, the plot shop is effectively a drop-in centre for advice and ideas. It has very close links with local Graven Hill self-build development site in Bicester, but will be able to provide general information and tips.

 

Good luck with the search! :)

 

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July 10, 2017

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