Building your own Home – Find the Perfect Plot

June 30, 2020 7:06 am


You may have seen the television show Grand Designs on Channel 4 and thought that is the way to make sure you have your dream home. Looking for the perfect home can be a difficult task and if you have a set idea in your head of how you want it to look, you may be better off building your own.

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The first stage of building a home of your own is finding a plot of land that you can build on. There are many ways that you can search for a plot. You can use sites such as this on the internet, go for a walk or a drive around the area you are hoping to build in and see if you can spot any land you can build on, and ask around the local community to see if anybody is selling land locally.

You want to make sure that you get the right place, as this will be the biggest single purchase in the whole project. Factor in other things, such as connections to utilities and drainage, and particularly if you are looking at buying brownfield land, whether you need any contaminated land remediation services from a company such as

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As well as finding empty land there’s another option – you can often find a building that you can demolish yourself and then build on the land. This can sometimes work out cheaper, despite the fact that you need to pay for the demolition yourself, so don’t rule anything out!