For thirty years Build It magazine has been helping dreamers turn their plans into homes, guiding and inspiring them through the process for three decades. Now part of a group of magazines supporting self builders, Build It was the first dedicated title for people wanting to build, spotting a niche in a growing market.
In between getting ready for their two winter shows – Built It Live South East (9 Feb) and North West (22-23 Feb), the team at Build It have been enjoying a trip down memory lane finding out how the industry – and our tastes – have evolved over the years.
We’re glad to report that since then the sector has evolved considerably – with far more finance and mortgage products for you to choose from. But most noticeably, the serviced plots market, which can be both self build although they are typically custom build, has transformed the landscape.
However, despite this – finding that perfect plot is still the element that most self builders struggle the most with. Some things, it would seem, are slower to change, even if there are far more plots now on the market!