A selection of useful titles
Homebuilding & Renovating (www.homebuilding.co.uk)
The UK's best selling consumer magazine for people who are interested in self-build, carrying out essential renovations or converting properties. The magazine contains a mix of case studies, design features (eg interesting ideas for window shapes or roof conversions) and practical features (for example how to chose a builder or how to raise the cash). Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine is a monthly publication.
Build It magazine is a monthly consumer magazine for people who are at various stages of self build, conversions and renovation projects. Every issue includes Readers Homes stories - case studies of Readers renovation projects, a monthly Land Update section that includes the latest plots for sale and advice from planning specialists. Regular features cover all kinds of topics to help you with your project such as insulating your house, buildling a roof and buying reclaimed materials to articles on budgeting, design and project management. Each feature includes a directory of suppliers.
Self-build & Design (www.selfbuildanddesign.com)
Whether you're a seasoned self-builder or renovator or starting out on your first project, Selfbuild and Design magazine contains lots of tips and practical information to help you complete your project.
Grand Designs (www.granddesignsmagazine.com)
Grand Designs Magazine is closely linked in terms of content and style to the Channel 4 TV show of the same name. The show's host, Kevin McCloud, takes you to some of his favourite buildings, and every issue features innovative, sustainable (and occasionally wacky) architecture from around the world. Content includes articles about the latest design trends and hottest designers and there are many practical ideas and advice for the home.
The new-look Period Living magazine includes: traditional homes, decorating and interiors, readers homes, gardens, antiques and renovation features.