Marketing opportunities

BUILDING DESIGN helps companies market their products and services to professional decision-makers.

Whether you want to increase brand recognition, get your products specified, drive traffic to your website or generate high-quality leads for your sales teams, we have solutions to help you grow and protect your share of the UK market.

Below is an overview of the main opportunities we offer.


BUILDING DESIGN online content marketing platform

Extend your reach and influence without adding to your workload by using our content experts to promote your key products and services.

BUILDING DESIGN online is the most comprehensive source of product and service information available to professional designers, specifiers and buyers working on UK projects.

We cover all major manufacturers and most specialist suppliers. We've illustrated thousands of products and systems for specifiers and buyers to choose from.

  • Easy to search, browse and refine
  • Optimised for desktop, tablet and smartphone
  • The best source of qualified product and service information for the UK B2B marketplace
  • Unique workflow tools to help buyers progress their interest
  • Used by leading brands to extend their reach and influence

Website users

BUILDING DESIGN online is used by leading designers, contractors and end users looking to find the products and services they need to work on their projects. They use the site because it gives them access to qualified information in a standard format that is easy to use.

Below are some of our regular visitors who come to find the best solutions for their projects.

"A fast and powerful tool that enables me to research topics of specific relevance to my design and construction projects, and build a tailored library of information." William Bolton, Senior Architect, Inverclyde Council

Buyers and specifiers from the organisations below have visited the BUILDING DESIGN website multiple times over the past 30 days.

Wates Group LimitedBuilding Construction ContractorsLeatherhead
Willmott DixonConstructionLetchworth Garden City
ArupManagement and Business ConsultantsSolihull
Barratt HomesProperty DevelopersCoalville
Redrow PLCBuilding Construction ContractorsEwloe
Persimmon Homes North West LtdConstructionManchester
NPS Property Consultants LimitedProperty DevelopersNorwich
RPS Group PlcOther business activities not elsewhere classifiedAbingdon
WYG PlcManagement and Business ConsultantsLeeds
Haworth Tompkins Architects ltdArchitectsLondon
EDF EnergyEnergy Management Control SystemsGloucester
Nottingham Trent UniversityEducationNottingham
PRC Architecture and PlanningArchitecture and PlanningLondon
The Berkeley Group Holdings PlcConstructionCobham
Skanska UK PLCConstructionLondon
Bolton Gate Company LimitedBuilding Materials and ToolsBolton
Interserve PlcBuilding Construction ContractorsBirmingham
WS Atkins LtdEngineers (Consulting)Epsom
Lancashire County CouncilLocal GovernmentPreston
Foster + PartnersArchitectsLondon
The Chartered Institute of Environmental HealthEnvironmental ServicesLondon
Derbyshire County CouncilGovernmentMatlock
Comprehensive Design ArchitectsArchitectsEdinburgh
University of BathEducationBath
University of the West of EnglandEducationBristol
Sig PLCCladding and Insulation MaterialsSheffield
Architectural Street FurnishingsConstructionBrighouse
University of SheffieldUniversity Activities ofSheffield
Austin-Smith:Lord LLPArchitectsLiverpool
Lea HoughSurveyors and ValuersBlackburn
Lewis & Hickey LtdArchitectsLondon
Northumbria UniversitySchools & UniversitiesNewcastle-upon-Tyne
Places for People Group LimitedHousing Associations Societies Trusts & Co-OperativesPreston
EMCOR UKFacilities Management ServicesSurbiton
Ministry of DefenceMinistry of DefenceLondon
Cardiff Metropolitan UniversityUniversity Activities ofCardiff
RSK Group PLCEnvironmental ConsultantsHelsby
Travis Perkins plcRetailNorthampton
Taylor Wimpey PLCProperty DevelopersHigh Wycombe
John Graham Construction LimitedCivil EngineersHillsborough
Meggitt PLCEngineeringCoventry
National House Building CouncilInsuranceMilton Keynes
Birmingham City UniversitySchools & UniversitiesBirmingham
Mountford Pigott LLPArchitecture and PlanningNew Malden
Pembrokeshire County CouncilLocal GovernmentHaverfordwest
LindumBuilding Construction ContractorsLincoln
Medite SmartplyWooden Goods Other Than FurnitureDartford
Cruden Group LtdBuilding Construction ContractorsWarrington
John McAslan & Partners LimitedArchitectsLondon
Bisset AdamsArchitectural ServicesLondon
London South Bank UniversityUniversity Activities ofLondon
Golden Coast LtdWholesalersBarnstaple
Cudd Bentley Consulting LtdConstructionAscot
ACME LtdArchitectsLondon
KDM Architects LtdArchitecture and PlanningDundee
Kings College LondonSchools & UniversitiesLondon
Monmouthshire Housing Association LtdHousing Associations Societies Trusts & Co-OperativesMamhilad
Quattro Design Architects LtdArchitecture and PlanningGloucester
Simon Miller Architects LimitedArchitecture and PlanningLondon
SimpsonHaugh and Partners LLPArchitectsLondon
Tangram Architects & DesignersArchitectsLondon
The University of ManchesterEducationManchester
University of BristolEducationBristol
University of East LondonEducationLondon
Zmma LtdArchitectural ServicesLondon
Building Design PartnershipArchitecture and PlanningManchester
Re-Format LLPArchitecture and PlanningPetersfield
Waugh Thistleton ArchitectsArchitectsLondon
Cumbria ConstabularyPolice ForcesPenrith
Islington CouncilPublic ServicesLondon
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough CouncilGovernmentBarnsley
Mace GroupConstructionLondon
Oxford Architects LLPArchitectsOxford
Pellings LLPConstructionLondon
Cowper Griffith ArchitectsArchitectsCambridge
English Architectural Glazing LtdDesignMildenhall
Cruden Investments LtdBuilding Construction ContractorsEdinburgh
PRP Architects LLPArchitecture and PlanningLondon
PTP Architects London LimitedArchitecture and PlanningLondon
Sellafield LtdOil and EnergyWarrington
The London ClinicHospitalsLondon
Trehearne ArchitectsArchitectsLondon
Darntonb3 LtdArchitecture and PlanningLeeds
London Borough Of LambethPublic ServicesLondon
Oxford Brookes UniversityUniversity Activities ofOxford
GS Contracts (Joinery) LtdJoinery and CarpentryColchester
Broxtowe Borough CouncilLocal GovernmentNottingham
Buro Happold LtdEngineers (Consulting)London
Anne Machin ArchitectsArchitectsLondon
Autopa LimitedFabricated Metal ProductsRugby
Westgate GroupBuilding Construction ContractorsStafford
Oberlanders Architects LLPArchitecture and PlanningEdinburgh
WorkmanReal EstateLondon
Medway CouncilPublic Services & Local GovernmentChatham
University of NorthamptonUniversity Activities ofNorthampton
Suffolk County CouncilGovernmentLowestoft
Thomas Consulting Civil EngineeringStructural ConsultantsChorley
Gardiner & TheobaldConstructionLondon
Pegasus Planning Group LimitedArchitecture and PlanningCirencester
NM ConstructionCivil EngineersSutton-in-Ashfield

What we do for our clients

Whether you're an established market leader or an innovative start up, we make sure that well- presented, detailed information on your most important products and services is available to specifiers and buyers whenever they need it.

Illustrated pages that we create for you are given prioritised ranking in search results and are actively promoted offline.

Over 97% of all online page views are generated by illustrated pages.

What you get online

  1. Pages prepared for you by our content experts
  2. Your branding on every page
  3. Up to 12 captioned illustrations per page
  4. No duplication of your own content
  5. Consistent formatting to facilitate comparison
  6. Detailed descriptions with key features and benefits
  7. Copy spec functionality if it's a product
  8. Links to specific pages on your website for each entry
  9. Downloads to help buyers progress future interest
  10. Videos to educate and inform
  11. Cross-referencing to maximise conversion opportunities
  12. No competitors featured on your pages
  13. Contact details and workflow tools to help buyers progress their interest
  14. Metrics so you can assess how your pages are performing
  15. Ongoing account reviews and CMS support to make sure your profile is accurate and up-to-date

How you benefit

  • Your key products and services are promoted to professional decision-makers
  • Awareness of and trust in your brand increases
  • New business opportunities are generated
  • Your website ranking benefits from high-quality in-bound links
  • There is minimal demand on your time and resources
" updates our content as I'm busy so don't have time to do all of it myself! It's a pretty smooth process - I send them new project information as it comes in, and they upload it and also prompt me to choose the best case studies to promote in their email bulletins." Mark Chessell, Chief Executive, IOTA

Help us to help you

We provide a full content editing and production service for value-added subscriptions. Tell us what you'd like to promote and we'll do the work for you.

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Benefit from high-quality exposure to professional decision-makers interested in keeping up-to-date with sector innovations.

Promoting your products and services through bulletins is a great way to increase your brand's reach and generate tangible returns on your marketing investment.

What you can promote

Any product or service that is illustrated and published on the BUILDING DESIGN website can be promoted, including case studies, products, articles, CPD, news and events.

"Thank you. It looks good! I recognised one company we've recently had an enquiry from." Marketing Manager, Kee Safety Ltd

What you get when you are featured

  • Strong visual representation for maximum impact
  • Informative title and snippet
  • Prominent branding to build familiarity and trust
  • Read more or visit your website options for buyers to get more info
  • Re-promotion to our social media followers


  • Builds confidence in your brand
  • Extends your reach and influence
  • Creates new business opportunities
  • Drives traffic to your website
  • Easy to assess ROI - you can see the audience you've reached
BUILDING DESIGN bulletin metrics*
Address book14,887
Delivery rate91.71%
Opens - buyers exposed to promoted brands3,598
Clicks - buyers wanting more info340
Send to open rate24.17%
Open to click thru rate9.45%

* Averages are based on the last 3 issues published

View the audience you could reach

See who you are reaching

When you are promoted in a bulletin, you can gauge the quality of your exposure through your metrics dashboard. We report the job title, company and location of everyone who opened the bulletin and everyone who clicked through to your promoted project, product or service.

Bulletins are included in all value-added subscriptions.

It takes less than two minutes to book and schedule a slot.

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BUILDING DESIGN business list rental

Maximise returns on your direct marketing campaigns by tapping into our database of professional designers, specifiers and buyers.

Over 30,000 named business email addresses to choose from...

Decision-makers in key and complex organisations, including local authorities, and leading consulting, contracting and client organisations are thoroughly researched and checked each year.

High-quality lists

We don't supply generic emails - 98% of our contacts have named business email addresses.

  • Named business email addresses
  • Tailored to match your requirements
  • Easy to segment by business sector, job role or geographical area
  • Unlimited use during rental period
  • GDPR and PECR compliant
  • CTPS checked

Tailored selections

Contacts can be selected by business activity, job function or geographical location. Address books can be de-duplicated against your own contacts to give you new business opportunity files.

Use our lists to

  • Maximise the effectiveness of your direct marketing campaigns
  • Generate high-quality leads for your sales team
  • Build brand awareness
  • Drive traffic to your website
  • Easily quantify your return on investment
"With gone-aways at a minimum and response levels well above average, is a company that truly understands the market and has the capability of compiling a selection of named contacts that matches client needs. I continue to value the additional insights they provide." Client Services Account Director, CIB Communications Ltd

How it works

  1. Plan
    • Tell us who you want to target or call us to talk through your requirements
    • Let us know when you need the address books
  2. Search and select
    • We select contacts to match your profile by business sector, job function or location
    • We process any contacts you want to include or exclude using email addresses you supply
    • We provide you with a list profile and sample for approval
    • We finalise the contact selection for you
  3. Deliver
    • We provide you with a data file to import into your email or CRM system
    • Contacts are classified by business activity, job role and location, making it easy for you to segment your data for specific campaigns

Business list rental rates

Cost per '000 business contacts

Platinum marketing subscription
Gold marketing subscription
Silver marketing subscription
Bronze marketing subscription

Managed email campaigns

Make sure your email marketing complies with current legislation and gets delivered in the right format to your intended audience by taking advantage of our managed email campaign service.

What we will do for you

  • Set up a responsive email template that suits your messaging style
  • Include your branding in headers and footers
  • Set up your campaign using source material provided by you
  • Send you a proof for approval
  • Add or suppress your contacts as required
  • Send your campaign to an agreed schedule
  • Provide campaign metrics and reports to help you assess ROI
  • Include up to 5,000 email addresses from our database
  • Supply contact details for opens and clicks for you to follow up as you wish

Notes 1. Contact details will not be supplied for any information channel the user has unsubscribed from. For example, if one of our contacts is registered with the corporate telephone preference service (CTPS), you will not be given their telephone number.

Managed email campaign rates

Responsive email template set up with your branding
First campaign set up, send and reporting
Additional campaigns set up, send and reporting

Campaign set up, send and reporting costs are based on you supplying source material for the email, including subject line, headlines, copy, images, hyperlinks and on page forms if required.

Examples of recent managed email campaigns

To discuss how we can maximise effectiveness of your campaigns and save you the time and cost required to set up and manage your own campaigns.

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Subscription options & rates

Marketing SubscriptionFreeBronzeSilverGoldPlatinum
Reach & Influence Variablex10x20x50x100
Online Illustrated Entries 510204080
Bulletin Features 2x per year4x per year6x per year10x per year
Button Ads
Online Monthly Features 2x per year4x per year
Subscription RatesFreeBronzeSilverGoldPlatinum
One Year Commitment £895£1,650£2,670£3,820
Two Year Commitment £823£1,518£2,456£3,514
Three Year Commitment £788£1,452£2,350£3,362
Extra Illustrated Online Entries £90£75£60£45
Extra Bulletin Slots £150£125£100£75
List Rental Cost Per 1000 £525£450£325£275
4x Solus Email Campaigns £2,025£1,760£1,515
Solus Email Campaign Set Up £600£600£600£600
Solus Email Cost Per Send £450£450£450£450
Online PromotionFreeBronzeSilverGoldPlatinum
Online Shopfront You build itWe build itWe build itWe build itWe build it
Online Search Rank 32211
Company About Page
Brand Logos
Classified Listings
Backlnks To Your Website
Product & Service Entries
Max. Illustrations Per Entry 112121212
Product Specifications
Cross Selling Opportunities
New Entry Promotion
Social Media Links
Service & SupportFreeBronzeSilverGoldPlatinum
Content Management System
Framework Creation
Full Entry Production 5102040
Account Reviews AnnualAnnualBi-annualQuarterly
Website Metrics
Bulletin Metrics
Major Changes Service
Managed News
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BUILDING DESIGN marketing opportunities
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