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With outline permission in place to build a new home on this plot, Mike Dade explains how Oliver and Sarah Farnden can take their plans forward

PLOT WATCH: Mike Dade investigates

WHO Oliver and Sarah Farnden

WHAT The couple have discovered the ideal plot to self build the threebedroom family home that they have always wanted. Mike Dade explores their options and proposes a potential plan of action.

WHERE Hertfordshire

Oliver and Sarah Farnden are looking for a village plot within easy reach of a mainline station for Oliver’s commute to London. They want to build a three-bedroom, energyefficient, family house. They’ve spotted what looks to be an ideal patch of land that’s on the market. There’s already planning consent in place, so it all looks pretty straightforward at this stage. So, what’s the best way to go about trying to buy a site like this?

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About Build It

The March edition of Build It magazine brings you all the inspiration & practical advice you need to complete your home building project on time and on budget, including: • A traditional timber frame house on a quiet Hampshire plot (page 22) • How to build an oak frame home on a budget (page 68) • What you need to know about underfloor heating (page 75) • Windows for renovations (page 78) • How to combine renewables (page 86) • Adding wow factor (page 92) • Common renovation mistakes (page 104) … and more!