If you would like to start your self-build adventure, a serviced plot is a perfect way to do it. Self-build usually encompasses a process where the self-builder owns or buys a piece of land and then needs to complete all the groundwork to get the plot ready for construction.
A serviced plot at Steenvlinder is less of a hassle. You start with a serviced plot and end up with your dream home.
A serviced plot gives you maximum freedom in the design, layout and specification of your home. Before you start, we will have developed the site and individual plots and will have obtained a planning permission outline with the local authority. We prepare each plot by completing the water, sewage and electricity connection. It is then up to you to complete the design, within the guidelines stipulated in the planning permission outline.
This self build development is situated just beneath Rotterdam, neighbouring a beautiful green natural park. It is for this reason that all self builders had a similar design code in their Plot Passports: half of the facades, their outer walls, were to be completed with wooden cladding.
In the green heart of The Netherlands, towards the historical city of Utrecht, lies a quaint village Nieuwerbrug. 28 serviced plots were sold here and all of the self builders used a mix of wooden and stone cladding and finished off with a slanted roof.
In the historical university city of Leiden, 24 attached self build homes are under construction. The vibe amongst the self builders is exciting: they all build individually, sometimes starting with a combined foundation, but together they create a unique community of like-minded people.
You may have heard of the ‘Right to Build’ register, which local authorities are required to keep. If you put your name on this register, you will not only inform your local authority of your desire to build your own home, it also means that the authority has to offer the possibility to self build. The legislation stipulates that local authorities must grant planning permission within three years to a sufficient number of serviced plots. For example, if 500 people apply to this register, the authority has to grant permission to 500 homes that could be self build or custom build.
Registering your interest therefore helps everyone who want a self build or custom build their home. You can find details of the register on your local council’s website, or by calling their planning department. If you have questions about how to proceed, please feel free to contact us.