Build It Magazine

Build It is the essential monthly resource for anyone planning to create a bespoke home. In 2022, Build It merged with another self build title, SelfBuild & Design, and now brings together the best of these two, long-established magazines. 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 extension project.

Build It Live

Build It Live is the UK’s most practical self build and home renovating exhibition, giving more impartial, professional advice than any other shows! Build It Live takes place annually in three locations, Maidstone in Kent, Bicester in Oxfordshire and Exeter in Devon, targeting three affluent corners of the country, where self building is rife. Our Bicester show takes place in association with Graven Hill, the UK’s largest self build site.

Build It’s website,, currently attracts over 200,000 monthly visitors. With articles covering key topics, a range of exclusive tools such as the Build Cost Calculator, and a dedicated Products & Services Directory, it is an invaluable free resource for all self builders and renovators.

Build It Awards

For 11 years the Build It Awards, in association with BuildStore, have been the most coveted accolade in the self build industry. From innovative products, to essential services, pioneering suppliers and awe-inspiring projects, the annual awards celebrate excellence across the sector.


For many years, PlotBrowser has been an essential resource for those seeking land on which to build their own home. Every week, we list thousands of viable self build plots and conversion opportunities across the country. Consumers can join for free and gain the latest plots straight to their inbox.

Build It's Self Build Education House

The Build It House is a pioneering, real-life project that was designed to give visitors a unique insight into the process of self building a home. Consumers can drop by and explore the house, gaining advice about how it was put together, the products and materials we used, and how they can achieve something similar for themselves.