21 Steps to Help you Find a Plot for Your Self Build

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Finding a plot for a self build boils down to putting in the work to look for it and a sprinkle of good luck. In order to find and secure a building plot, you're up against some stiff competition — and not only from other self builders. Professional land finder, small builders and the rest of the development industry are all also searching for great build plots. 

If this is your first self build, you might not even know where to start, so we've pulled together 21 places to look (and those to avoid) to set you off on your self build journey. 

Jason Orme
Managing Director

The former Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, Jason is an experienced self builder and has recently finished renovating his 1960s home. Jason is now Managing Director of Future PLC's Homes' portfolio, which includes UK-leading titles such as Ideal Homes, Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. He is also the author of The Self Build Dream. You can catch Jason in the seminar theatres and Advice Centre at many of the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows across the UK.