Welcome to Castle Media

Castle Media is a growing, dynamic company that provides consumers with the information they need to commission / build or renovate their dream home. This information is delivered via a monthly magazine called Build It, our website self-build.co.uk and our Build It Live exhibitions. Castle Media also organises the industry’s leading Build It Awards.

Build It is the UK’s longest running self-build magazine and its mission is to deliver the detailed information consumers need to successfully build a high performing house on-time and on-budget. As the next logical step of this mission we have recently finished building our own house using innovative new techniques and materials. This project is a UK first and Build It’s Self-Build Education House is now open to the public to help inform their decisions when choosing their build route and materials.

Build It Magazine

Build It magazine is the essential monthly resource for anyone planning a bespoke home building project. Build It readers range from empty-nesters to growing families. They are hands on, practical people, with a large proportion currently planning or undertaking a self build or home extension project.

Build It Live

Our Build It Live shows are the UK’s most essential self build & home renovating exhibitions giving more practical, professional advice than any other shows! Build It Live takes place three times a year across the UK in the South East, North West and Bicester, Oxfordshire – next to the country’s largest self build scheme.

Build It Awards

As the most sought-after accolade in the industry, the Build It Awards recognise excellence throughout the self and custom build sector.

Build It's Self Build Education House

The Build It House is a pioneering real-life project designed to give visitors a unique insight into the process of self building their own dream home.


Build It’s website, www.self-build.co.uk currently attracts over 200,000 visitors per month. With a range of tools such as the Build Cost Calculator, plus a Product & Service Directory, it is an invaluable resource for all self builders and renovators to help them succeed with their project.