Build a Dream Self Build Association (BADSBA) has launched a new simple guide to support anyone searching for a plot, with its Self Builders Guide to Finding a Plot. Self published by the association and written by BADSBA and NaCSBA founder Valerie Bearne, the guide walks you through the process of finding a plot, including common pitfalls.
Easy to access chapters take you through the essentials of plot finding, such as lists of companies and people to contact in your plot hunting endeavours, but also assists with advice about assessing and valuing a plot. This helps you establish the viability of a piece of land as a potential building plot – which can be tricky to ascertain.
Valerie Bearne says, “This accessible guide giving dozens of tried-and-tested techniques that have proved successful for thousands of plot seekers, helping them realise their dream of Self Building. It includes a detailed checklist to assess the practicalities of building on any plot or site, together with guidance on valuing plots, and an overview, of environmental design and sustainability.”
Self Builders Guide to Finding a Plot costs £3.95 in PDF format. To order your copy email BADSBA.
BaDSBA also has a guide to helping people build collectively, Get Together and Build Yourself a House. The Association also runs regular South West based events and talks around Self Build.