About Build It incorporating SelfBuild & Design

Build It incorporating SelfBuild & Design is a monthly magazine aiming to inspire and inform anyone contemplating a self build or any major building project.

Build It was first published in 1989, and SelfBuild & Design in 1997. The two magazines shared many common goals, and decided to merge in late 2022 to better serve our readership and show audiences. Find out how the merger will bring even more value to our readers >

Whether you are

  • a practical “hands-on” self-builder
  • a manager of your own self-build project, or
  • looking for a “turn-key” individually designed house from a package company

Build It incorporating SelfBuild & Design is your essential companion – whichever your chosen route your dream home.

Every month case studies from real self builders are featured in the magazine to provide you with inspiration and guidance from those who have trodden the path before you. 100 of SelfBuild & Design's Case Studies from recent years are available on this website.

We cover the full range of “self build” projects – from new builds to renovations or conversion to major extensions – the challenges are often the same whatever the project! The case studies offer an insight into the widest possible array of self projects and construction methods – access to these is exclusive to our subscribers.

Available for everyone to browse are our FREE Beginners Guides: Getting Started. These cover the essentials to get you started on your own self-build project. A further selection of Beginners Guides: Next Steps are also available.

The monthly magazine also brings you the latest news from the world of self build, new product information and guides and much more – why not subscribe.

Our introductory offer brings you 12 monthly issues for a total of just £12.

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