Finding a plot isn’t always easy for self builders and renovators, from knowing where to start to sourcing plots in the area you plan to build or live in. And a little help can go a long way.
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Plotfinder is the UK’s leading digital land and renovation finding service from Homebuilding & Renovating, which has been helping aspiring homebuilders find self build plots for over 20 years.
Plotfinder operates a free service where you can browse through over 13,000+ building plots and properties in need of work, from simple modernisation through to complete conversion, all for sale around the UK. And handily, the Plotfinder team collates details from agents and private sellers in one place.
These are six of the hottest plots available now - so start your search today and get your dream home project up and running.
Self Build Plots
Why is this a hot plot? This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire an attractive plot in West Yorkshire for a low price. One thing to consider, however, is that there is currently no planning permission on the land. View the plot (opens in new tab).
Why is this a hot plot? This is such a rare opportunity to find a church for conversion in the heart of a rural village. Plus, the church may offer potential for alternative uses, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable. View the plot (opens in new tab)
Why is this a hot plot? This picturesque opportunity for conversion is situated in a semi-rural position between the villages of Upchurch and Lower Halstow. A former Chapel, it has planning permission to be converted into a property that will provide three two-storey terraced houses, each with three bedrooms and parking. View the plot (opens in new tab)
Redevelopment & Renovation Projects
Why is this a hot plot? The property is a former church and school room, which occupies a corner plot and enjoys extensive views over the Shropshire and Welsh countryside. The property provides an opportunity for redevelopment as character residential accommodation, subject to statutory consents. View the plot (opens in new tab).
Why is this a hot plot? This substantial detached dwelling in Nottingham is available with full planning permission to be converted into a residential detached bungalow. Full planning was granted in November 2021 and includes permission to extend and build a detached single garage.
*All plots available at time of publication
Finding a Plot or House to Renovate
Plotfinder (opens in new tab) has over 13,000 plots available across the UK, but if you're not really sure what you're looking for at this stage, then we have some additional materials to help you find you're looking for.
This guide on finding a plot is essential reading if you're planning to self build, and explores the places to look for a plot and the potential pitfalls to avoid.
Alternatively, if you think you want to build your own home but with a more hands-off approach, read how choosing to custom build your home can remove some of the usual frustrations of self build, such as having to find a plot with planning permission.
Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and is the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating, a role he has had since 2019. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms.
He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.
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