Finding a Self Build Plot of land

Get tips on plot hunting, and how to appraise and value a plot of land in this exclusive Self Build Academy course. Join Paul Newman as he takes you through the things you'll need to consider when looking for your perfect plot.

Potton SBA Finding a Self Build Plot of Land



Paul Newman


3 hours, lunch included



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Guide to finding land for your self-build

Finding a plot can be one of the most difficult parts of starting your self-build. In this Self Build Academy workshop, we'll provide you with a wealth of expert knowledge, tools and information to help you look for a plot of land to build on. With twenty ways to find a plot including a live example of using online mapping, plots to avoid, and paying the right price for a plot, this free self-build course sets you up with enough information to get plot hunting.

Course Contents

  • How to start your plot search
  • Land - What to look for
  • Twenty ways to find a plot
  • Plot finding case studies
  • Renovate and replace
  • The plot buying process / paying the right price
  • Appraising a building plot
Staff Paul Newman

About the presenter

Paul Newman, Self Build Director

Paul completed his education with the award of a Ph.D. from Imperial College. After a brief time working as a University lecturer, he moved into the timber and construction industries where he has remained for over 30 years. Paul’s skills led him to sit on the Technical Committee of the Structural Timber Association (STA) as both a member and then chair. He also spent several years as a director of the STA. Paul joined the Kingspan group in 2007 working on some of the most exciting low-energy projects in the UK and now leads the team at Potton as Self Build Director.

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Q&A Session

An interactive day designed for you to engage and interact with our self build experts. They will deliver valuable advice with opportunities to ask questions to help you through the build process. It’s also a great opportunity to network and build relationships with fellow self builders to share ideas and useful information.

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Visit the Show Homes

There may be times during the day for you view the show homes. A final opportunity to think about the finishes and details you may want to include in your new home.

Show Centre Aerial View