So, you have decided that there is not a home that can provide everything that you want and have decided to build your own. Well you are certainly not alone – self builds are popular with people looking for the perfect home, and television programmes such as Grand Designs inspired many people to go ahead and create their dream home from scratch.
The first thing that you need to do before you even begin to think about starting any building work is to find yourself a plot of land. The perfect plot can be difficult to come by as there are many people who are after the same thing, so you need to be on the ball. There are websites that you can use to help you find a plot, or you can ask the locals if they know of any that are available.
You need to remember that the plot of your dreams may not exist, so write a list of must haves and nice to haves as you may need to compromise a little. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should just buy anything, but you may not find exactly what you have in mind.
Another thing to be aware of is that if you are buying a plot of land, particularly if it is rural, is that you may want to check what facilities are available, such as broadband. Another thing to consider is sewerage connections – in some cases you may need a septic tank, which you will need to have regularly emptied by a specialist such as this septic tank emptying Redditch based company.
The main thing to think about when you are buying a plot of land is the size and style of house that you want to put on it and the location – remember you will need to obtain planning permission so ensure that it fits in with the surroundings.