Our top picks: Self build plots and conversions for sale for under £100,000

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Finding a self build plot, conversion or renovation opportunity isn’t always easy, from knowing where to start to trying to find affordable opportunities in the area you hope to live in. The good news our plotfinding service, Plotfinder.net, pulls together some of the best opportunities across the country — including private sales not available elsewhere.

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Plotfinder is the UK’s leading digital land and renovation finding service, which has been helping aspiring homebuilders find self build plots for over 20 years.

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.

We've picked six interesting plots and opportunities available in December for a guide price of under £100,000.

Self Build Plots

Melksham, Wiltshire
Guide price: Why is this a hot plot?

Guide price: £95,000
Why is this a hot plot? This village building plot close to the open countryside has planning consent for a detached bungalow to be built. The agent's details suggest there will be a decent-sized garden to three sides, once the property is built, and there is permission for two parking spaces. View the plot.

Powys, Wales
Guide Price: Why is this a hot plot?

Guide Price: £100,000 
Why is this a hot plot? For sale via private treaty, this plot would provide a self builder with opportunity to build a barn-style, five-bed home, with courtyard garden, on the edge of the village of Llanwnnog, near Caersws, in Powys. The plot also comes with permission to erect an attached one-storey brick and oak framed double garage. View the plot.

Nuneaton, West Midlands
Guide PriceWhy is this a hot plot?

Guide Price: £60,000
Why is this a hot plot? Situated near the heart of the West Midlands, this affordable plot is now available with planning permission already granted for a three-bedroom, detached dwelling to be built. View the plot.

Conversion Projects

Glyncorrwg, Port Talbot
Guide priceWhy is this a hot plot?

Guide price: £63,000
Why is this a hot plot? This is a rare opportunity to acquire a substantial former chapel with planning for conversion to a large residential property, with three en suite bedrooms and a study. Located in the picturesque Afan Valley, there are mountain bike trails nearby and excellent facilities. The property has already been stripped back ready for works to commence. View the plot.

Kidderminster, West Midlands
Guide priceWhy is this a hot plot?

Guide price: £85,000
Why is this a hot plot? This is a very low starting price for a plot that has full and recent planning consent to create a detached bungalow by converting and extending a modern triple garage. The new bungalow will have two car parking spaces. View the plot.

Redevelopment & Renovation Projects

Newark, East Midlands
Guide price:Why is this a hot plot?

Guide price: £75,000
Why is this a hot plot? This freehold three-bedroom, mid-terrace is now available in the quiet village of East Markham. It requires a full refurbishment throughout which makes it ideal for anyone looking to take on a renovation project. View the plot

*All plots available at time of publication

Finding a plot with potential

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.

Plotfinder 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. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

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.