Introducing Your Bigger, Better Mag - Build It incorporating SelfBuild & Design

Your favourite magazines just got even better! We are delighted to announce SelfBuild & Design magazine is merging with Build It to form a single, dedicated brand that delivers an even better experience and essential resource for both readerships.

So, starting with the February 2023 edition, subscribers and newsstand buyers of both titles will receive a new combined edition of Build It incorporating SelfBuild & Design.

The union will deliver an even more valuable resource for our readers, providing the most detailed, tailored and practical advice for people taking on a major home building project.

As part of our commitment to achieving that goal, we are running a Reader Survey so you can share your thoughts on what each mag does best and the content you’d like to see us writing about.

Take the Reader Survey here >


A Message from the Team at Build It incorporating SelfBuild & Design

“Both Build It and SelfBuild & Design have long been seen as the most detail-led titles for UK self builders, renovators and home extenders,” says Chris Batesmith, editor of Build It. “The two brands are already share the common goal of arming you with the practical tools you need to enjoy project success, and joining forces will give us the best possible platform to do that.”

“As we deliver this merger, we’re striving to retain the most useful and inspiring aspects of both magazines − from design-led guides to expert contributors,” says Chris. “So, you can be confident that you’ll find the ideas and advice you need to get your project moving, all under one roof with Build It incorporating SelfBuild & Design.”

SelfBuild & Design launch editor and long-standing contributor, Gerald Coles, agrees the merger will deliver great value for both readerships:

“Project success depends on reliable information, from general overviews to warnings of potential pitfalls and how to avoid them,” says Gerald. “When we launched it, SelBuild & Design magazine was, in a sense, a trade publication for the consumer, but presented in a way the reader would hopefully find both accessible and inspiring. In my view, Build It also embodies those virtues and I recommend it as an excellent match for all SelfBuild & Design readers.”

Serving Your Home Building Information Needs

Both Build It and SelfBuild & Design run a series of focused live events where you can speak face-to-face with the magazines’ experts and recommended partners.

Our combined exhibitions in Kent, Oxfordshire, Devon and Cambridgeshire will now be conglomerated under the Build It Live brand. This will give visitors unrivalled access to 100s of specialist self build suppliers, the opportunity to interact with 1,000s of products in person and the chance to gain first-hand project advice from our expert teams.

In addition, SB&D’s excellent website, which pulls together thousands of genuine building plots with planning permissions, will now complement Build It’s array of invaluable project tools.

These include Build It’s real-life Self Build Education House, Virtual Training courses, Estimating Service, the Build It Awards and more.

Reader Survey: Help Us Deliver Better Value for You

Both Build It and SelfBuild & Design have so much to offer to self builders and renovators, and the value we give you will only increase going forward.

“I’m pleased to say we are in the process of consulting readers on what they love (and don’t love) about the two mags, so that we can ensure that we’re giving you the best of both worlds,” says Chris.

“If you’re a regular reader of either of the original titles, I would love to hear your thoughts as we usher in this bold new era − so, please do get in touch to give us your views via our Reader Survey.”