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.

Amec Foster Wheeler Group LimitedOil and EnergyAberdeen
NPS Property Consultants LimitedProperty DevelopersNorwich
Ove Arup & Partners International LimitedDesignLondon
WYGManagement and Business ConsultantsLeeds
Willmott Dixon Holdings LimitedConstructionLetchworth Garden City
Skanska UK PLCConstructionLondon
Westgate GroupBuilding Construction ContractorsStafford
Redrow PLCBuilding Construction ContractorsEwloe
VINCI Construction UK LimitedBuilding Construction ContractorsWatford
Barratt HomesProperty DevelopersCoalville
Mace GroupConstructionLondon
Nottingham Trent UniversityEducationNottingham
Aedas Group International LimitedArchitectsLondon
Lancashire County CouncilGovernmentPreston
University of the West of EnglandEducation Bristol
Levitt Bernstein Associates LimitedArchitecture and PlanningManchester
CZWG Architects LLPArchitectsLondon
G F Tomlinson Building LtdBuilding Construction ContractorsDerby
Heriot-Watt UniversityEducationEdinburgh
IBI GroupArchitectsLondon
WS Atkins LtdEngineers (Consulting)Epsom
ISG PLCEngineers (Structural)London
Travis Perkins PLCRetailNorthampton
Building Research EstablishmentCertification and Accreditation BodiesWatford
Vkhp-Consulting LtdCivil EngineeringTunbridge Wells
Sig PLCCladding and Insulation MaterialsSheffield
The Chartered Institute of Environmental HealthEnvironmental ServicesLondon
Austin-Smith:Lord LLPArchitectsLiverpool
Lewis and Hickey LimitedArchitectsLondon
Turner & Townsend LimitedBusiness ServicesLeeds
Wates Group LimitedBuilding Construction ContractorsLeatherhead
Mears Group PLCHousing Associations Societies Trusts & Co-OperativesBracknell
2 Sisters Food GroupFood Product ManufacturersThetford
ArupManagement and Business ConsultantsSolihull
Mountford Pigott LLPArchitecture and PlanningNew Malden
JmarchitectsArchitecture and PlanningManchester
John Robertson ArchitectsArchitectsLondon
Interserve PlcBuilding Construction ContractorsBirmingham
RSK Group PLCEnvironmental ConsultantsHelsby
Coventry UniversityEducationCoventry
University of LeicesterUniversity Activities ofLeicester
Monmouthshire Housing Association LtdHousing Associations Societies Trusts & Co-OperativesMamhilad
Places for People Group LimitedHousing Associations Societies Trusts & Co-OperativesPreston
De Montfort UniversityUniversity Activities ofLeicester
Robert Gordon UniversityUniversity Activities ofAberdeen
Gillespies LLPArchitecture and PlanningLondon
Foster + PartnersArchitectsLondon
AHR Group LimitedArchitecture and PlanningLondon
Doran ConsultingEngineers (Consulting)Belfast
KDS & Associates LtdArchitecture and PlanningLondon
Mainetti (UK) LtdApparel and FashionLondon
Hewitt Studios LLPArchitecture and PlanningBath
CPMG Architects LtdArchitecture and PlanningNottingham
Ridge and Partners LLPConstructionReading
Sheffield Hallam UniversityEducationSheffield
Euro Clad LtdRoofing Materials and Related ProductsCardiff
Architects Design GroupArchitectsPlymouth
PWP Architects LtdArchitectsHavant
Ridge & Partners LLPConstructionWoodstock
National House Building CouncilInsuranceMilton Keynes
John Graham Construction LimitedCivil EngineersHillsborough
Haworth Tompkins Architects ltdArchitectsLondon
Boon Brown LtdArchitecture and PlanningLondon
KSS Design Group LtdArchitectsLondon
Manchester Metropolitan UniversityUniversity Activities ofManchester
Mitchell Halton Watson LtdMarketing ConsultantsNewcastle upon Tyne
Ministry of DefenceMinistry of DefenceLondon
University of LiverpoolEducationLiverpool
Bate and Taylor ArchitectsArchitecture and PlanningManchester
Central Bedfordshire CouncilGovernmentShefford
Chassy And Last ArchitectsArchitectsLondon
Child Graddon Lewis LtdArchitecture and PlanningLondon
University of GloucestershireSchools & UniversitiesCheltenham
Richard Boothroyd & AssociatesConstructionLeeds
University of LeedsEducationLeeds
Kings College LondonSchools & UniversitiesLondon
Quattro Design Architects LtdArchitecture and PlanningGloucester
Aspire Defence Capital WorksBuildersTidworth
Northumbria UniversitySchools & UniversitiesNewcastle-upon-Tyne
East Riding of Yorkshire CouncilLocal GovernmentBeverley
Allan Murray ArchitectsArchitectsEdinburgh
3D Reid LimitedArchitecture and PlanningGlasgow
Benjamin + Beauchamp Architects LimitedArchitecture and PlanningWedmore
Planit-IEArchitecture and PlanningAltrincham
Building Design PartnershipArchitecture and PlanningManchester
Concertus Design & Property Consultants LtdProperty DevelopersIpswich
EPR Architects LtdArchitecture and PlanningLondon
University of CambridgeUniversity Activities ofCambridge
University of BrightonEducationBrighton
University Of WestminsterUniversity Activities ofLondon
Glasgow City CouncilGovernmentGlasgow
East Dunbartonshire CouncilPublic Services & Local GovernmentKirkintilloch
Angus CouncilGovernmentForfar
Buckley Design AssociatesDesignLondon
Bagnalls Group of CompaniesPainters and DecoratorsShipley
Bailey GarnerBuilding SurveyorsLondon
Pascall+Watson LtdArchitecture and PlanningLondon
Marks Barfield ArchitectsArchitectsLondon
Jubb Consulting Engineers LtdEngineeringPlymouth

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 book14,413
Delivery rate92.83%
Opens - buyers exposed to promoted brands3,527
Clicks - buyers wanting more info497
Send to open rate24.47%
Open to click thru rate14.09%

* 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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EXTERNAL WORKS marketing opportunities
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