About Build It magazine

Build It Live is brought to you by the team behind Build It magazine, the UK’s longest-running self build title. An indispensable monthly guide to all things self build, renovation and extension, Build It is a very practical, detail-orientated magazine that aims to help readers achieve the home of their dreams – without the confusing jargon. In fact, Build It Live brings the magazine to life.

A collaborative effort between Build It’s in-house editorial team and our hand-selected industry specialists, each issue of the magazine is packed full of expert advice and in-depth features, covering everything from key building systems to planning permission, kitchens and loft conversions, enabling our readers to find the information they need to make a success of their scheme.

Every issue also boasts a handful of impressive real projects, enabling readers to gain inspiration from those who have gone before them – and, critically, learn from their mistakes! Laid out in accessible sections, there’s something for everyone and we pride ourselves on being a magazine for ‘doers’ rather than ‘dreamers’.

Released monthly, Build It is available from leading newsagents and supermarkets, including Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Tesco. You can also read issues online, via various digital magazine platforms such as Pocketmags and Readly.

Never miss an issue – and pay less than the cover price – by taking out a subscription. You’ll also receive two FREE tickets (worth £24) to a Build It Live show near you. Our shows take place annually in Kent, Oxfordshire and Devon. Subscribe now by visiting www.self-build.co.uk/subscribe

As well as our monthly printed magazine, our dedicated website is there to guide you through every step of your project. Our online articles are essential reading for anyone with a building or home improvement project underway, or in the works. Learn from other peoples’ mistakes, gain practical tips and get inspired. Browse our product directory or ask one of our experts a question – our website really is a fountain of self build knowledge.