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Research by the National Custom & Self Build Association suggests that over one million of us have ambitions to build our own home every year – but currently, just 13,000 manage to do actually do it. One of the big stumbling blocks is the availability of viable land (pretty amazing, considering the fact that only 5.9% of the UK is actually built on). The key word there is ‘viable’. If a site doesn’t have planning permission, then it’s almost certainly not a genuine prospect – and even if it does, there’s still a lot of work to do to check that you could actually build a house that suits you on it, at a price you can afford.

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Build It is Britain’s longest running self build magazine. Each issue is packed full of inspirational and informative readers’ homes, as well as expert advice on issues from budgets and planning to project management and design. This month: - Adding space & value to your period home - 10 must-see timber frame homes - The benefits of serviced plots for self builders - Stylish stoves & fireplaces