14 Creative Homes Built on Brownfield Sites

garage plot brownfield site to new build
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Brownfield sites, which may have previously been used for industry or commercial use, can be attractive propositions for self builders, as long as they are savvy about what could lie beneath the surface. 

Around 60% of people in the UK would like to see derelict land converted into modern, efficient homes and 77% said that when brownfield sites are regenerated they bring a sense of freshness to an area, according to Roman Capital. As plots are in short supply and the government failing to meet their housing targets, many self-builders are turning to the forgotten and rundown sites in usually urban built-up areas. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.