When building your own home the location is without doubt one of the most important considerations. Personal preferences will decide whether it is a place in the country, a new house in a small village, an urban setting, or a site near to friends, relatives or work.
There may also be other important personal considerations before the decision is made on where you want to live. Self build gives you the chance to choose a location suitable to you for whatever reasons.
Recently, BuildStore clients decided to self build when they were unable to buy an existing house in their preferred setting - a pleasant residential area close to a large city. This setting suited them because of the proximity to schools, the nearby airport and the accessibility of the couple's workplaces.
The area was very popular and houses rarely came on the market. When they did, they were sold at exorbitant prices, quite beyond our clients' resources.
Our clients searched and found a suitable building plot in this area using PlotSearch. The plot was part of an extensive garden of a large house where the owners were retired and finding the upkeep of the garden difficult.
A price was agreed and our clients also enjoyed a healthy input in the final design of the house, providing for personal ideas and items which they could never have enjoyed in an existing property. The end result was a fine five-bedroom villa with exactly the accommodation they sought, and in the location that was ideal for the whole family.