Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Upgrade to today
for only an extra Cxx.xx

You get:

plus This issue of xxxxxxxxxxx.
plus Instant access to the latest issue of 350+ of our top selling titles.
plus Unlimited access to 30000+ back issues
plus No contract or commitment. If you decide that PocketmagsPlus is not for you, you can cancel your monthly subscription online at any time. Auto-renews at €10,99 per month, unless cancelled.
Upgrade for €1.09
Then just €10,99 / month. Cancel anytime.
Learn more
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Italy version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Leggi ovunque Read anywhere
Modalità di pagamento Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
A Pocketmags si ottiene
Fatturazione sicura
Ultime offerte
Web & App Reader
Loyalty Points


Ed Fisher wants to erect a holiday cabin on this countryside plot, with a view to converting it into a home in the future. Mike Dade assesses the viability of his self build proposal

PLOT WATCH: Mike Dade investigates

WHO Ed Fisher

WHAT Ed has spotted a rural plot up for sale on a large property website. He’s aware that gaining planning consent to build a house could be tricky, so he wants to see if he could use the site for leisure purposes instead. Mike Dade investigates the possible routes forward.

WHERE Hampshire

Ed Fisher has discovered some attractively priced parcels of land that are available to buy via one of the large internet property sale sites. There’s half a dozen small plots, one of which is fairly level, edged on two sides by trees and accessed via a footpath from a lane. Ed realises it’s unlikely to get planning consent at present, as it’s in the countryside. However, he likes the idea of putting a holiday cabin or shepherd’s hut on it, and perhaps one day trying to upgrade that to a house. Is this fairly modest aspiration realistic?

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Build It - June 2017
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Digital Issue
June 2017
This issue and other back issues are not included in a new Build It subscription. Subscriptions include the latest regular issue and new issues released during your subscription.
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 2,42 per issue

View Issues

About Build It

The June edition of Build It magazine is packed full of inspiration and advice for your self build, renovation or extension project - including: • An amazing oak frame self build (page 20) • Total makeover of a 1960s house (page 39) • How to self build on a budget (page 64) • Can solar hot water panels save you money? (page 71) • Design details: exposed beams (page 74) • Guide to designing the perfect barn conversion (page 90) • Assessing a building plot's potential (page 100) … and more!