What's New

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Improved reading experience
iPhone X support
Bug fixes and other improvements
**We always love to hear your feedback. If you have any comments or queries please contact us at [email protected]**

App Description

Whether dreaming of building your own unique home or a more modest building project, SelfBuild & Design​ will
provide the inspiration and information you need.

From finding a plot of land or renovation/conversion opportunity through to interior finishing ideas SelfBuild &
Design​ covers it. Packed each month with inspirational case studies from new build eco-friendly contemporary homes to incredible barn conversions. Case studies cover not just traditional building methods but also new innovative construction methods such as insulated concrete formwork, Structurally Insulated Panels and even straw bale houses.

You will find information to help you think about designing your new home, tackle issues around seeking planning
permission, raising a mortgage, working with architects and designers, and managing builders and sub-contractors. It will help you assess whether to be your own project manager or to employ a specialist and provide you with detailed practical advice on technical subjects such as insulation, underfloor heating, mechanical heating and ventilation recovery systems and much more.


This is a free app download. Within the app users can purchase the current issue and back issues.
Subscriptions are also available within the application. A subscription will start from the latest issue.

Available subscriptions are:

12 months: £24.99 / $25.99 / €28.99 (12 issues)
1 month: £2.99 / $2.99 / €3.49 (1 issue)

-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased.

Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update, please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store

Help and frequently asked questions be accessed in-app and on pocketmags.
If you have any problems at all please do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected]


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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • March 26, 2018 Initial release
  • June 13, 2019 New version 6.0.0