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The benefits of serviced plots for self builders

Like the idea of buying a viable, build-ready site, with planning permission already in place and easy connections available to utilities? Then this could be the route for you, says Chris Bates
Mortimer Meadow is a serviced plot scheme in Herefordshire by Border Oak, comprising a total of seven bespoke homes. The development was completed earlier this year

In recent years, thousands of opportunities suitable for one-offhomes have become available across the UK via the new custom build route, which seeks to smooth out some of the stress and pinch points of the traditional route to a bespoke project. By far the most popular model that’s emerged is the provision of shovel-ready serviced sites, with the enabling works completed by a specialist developer, council or landowner.

What is a serviced plot?

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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