If it is your dream to have a home that meets all of your needs and fits exactly to your lifestyle, the best way to get this is to build a home of your own. Known as a self-build home, these are becoming ever more popular with people looking for their dream house – TV programmes such as Grand Designs opened up the idea to many people and inspired them to follow their dreams and create their very own perfect home.

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A beautiful home that fits in with your needs that you build yourself seems a simple enough idea, but one of the most difficult parts of building your own home is right at the very beginning of the process – the hunt for a plot of land. With land in the UK in short supply, particularly in some areas, the prices of plots are quite high and often get snapped up quickly.

 

There are a few ways that you can compromise and expand your search a little. One way that you can get yourself a decent plot is not to overlook brownfield sites. You may need to look into a company like Soilfix who offer land remediation services, but this is a good way of finding a cheaper plot that may suit you.

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Another good way that people purchase land is to ask around – just because land isn’t for sale, does not necessarily mean that the landowner wouldn’t want to sell it. If you find land that you like in an area, then there is no harm in asking.