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After passing a building site every day on her way to work, Anne Morrison wonders whether, now that it’s for sale, the land could offer potential for a self-built home for her and husband Jimmy. Mike Dade takes a closer look at this site’s potential

PLOT WATCH: Mike Dade investigates

WHO Anne & Jimmy Morrison

WHAT A plot with planning permission in place for three new houses, one of which is already partially built


Jimmy and Anne Morrison have been looking to take on a self-build project in Essex. They’d like to construct a house for themselves, plus another property or two to sell on. Anne was inspired by a small development site located on her daily commute, where there was permission for three detached houses. She watched as works got under way, but, with the fabric of one house almost complete, she noticed the project had ground to a halt. A ‘for sale’ sign has recently appeared. Could this be the ideal building site for her and Jimmy?

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What's inside the April 2018 edition of Build It magazine: - Stunning eco home on a heritage plot (page 22) - Glazed doors design ideas (page 64) - Renovating for profit (page 71) - Garage design options (page 74) - Complete guide to building with timber (page 81) - How to get planning on your garden (page 110) - Window cost guide (page 117) ... and much more!