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A careful approach

Rab and Esther Fall have found a potential site, but it doesn’t come with planning permission. Mike Dade assesses the likelihood of the couple being able to knockdown the former petrol station and replace it with a new dwelling

PLOT WATCH: Mike Dade investigates

WHO Rab and Esther Fall

WHAT A rural plot, once the site of a petrol station, with a former garage and workshop building offered without planning permission

WHERE Norfolk

Rab and Esther Fall are looking for a rural building plot suitable for a three-bedroom house. They’re not too fussy about design, but would like to construct a spacious dwelling that is cheap to run using renewable energy. Because of the time the couple spend away for work, they only want a modest garden.

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Looking for ideas and practical advice to help you create a tailor-made home that suits your lifestyle perfectly? The July issue of Build It has you covered. Here's a sneak peek at what's inside: - Self-build secrets: 10 things you need to know before you build - How to get planning permission for your extension - PVCu windows: are they the right choice for your project? - The best ways to insulate foundations - Going off-grid: options for heating & electrics - Budgeting basics: how to get an accurate estimate for your build ...and more!