Guide

Choosing a self-build home type

Last updated: 22 June 2017

Plot size

Make sure the size of your home will fit the plot of land you want to buy.

Consider other things, like the size of the garden and whether you want your neighbours to be able to see into your home.

  • A plot over 250 square metres should be enough for a medium-sized house with a small front and back garden
  • A plot around 400 square metres will be enough for a 4-bedroom house with a large garden

Speak to an architect or look up some self-build websites, such as the self build portal to get more detailed advice on how big your plot should be.

Choosing a self-build home type
Plot size