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Find reliable UK construction products and suppliers faster with a simple, intuitive online database.

We have spent years gathering and building a repository of verified UK construction products, suppliers and manufacturers so that you can quickly and confidently find the resources you need. Specify-it is a fully searchable, online database that features product brochures and supplier information from more than 10,000 companies. It includes over 850,000 catalog pages and 30,000 CAD drawings, with full-text, full-color catalogs, data sheets and selector guides. Obtain British Board of Agrément (BBA) certificates that contain important data on durability, installation and compliance with building regulations. If you are a manufacturer, supplier or service provider, use Specify-it to reach more than 90,000 UK construction industry professionals through banner ads, buttons and more.

Available as a freestanding service, Specify-it also integrates seamlessly with our Construction Information Service (CIS) for the UK so that you get focused, related supplier information when you perform a CIS search.

Subscribe to Specify-it today to:

  • Manage project costs
  • Improve workflow
  • Minimize research time

Specify-it Capabilities

Search the entire database by keyword:

  • Company name
  • Product and trade name
  • Component type
  • Catalog title

Filter keyword results by suppliers or classification

Save links to your favorite suppliers in “Preferred Suppliers”

Link seamlessly to Fastrack CAD drawings and color photos

Integrate your Specify-it data with the Construction Information Service (CIS) for the UK

What’s Included

  • 10,000 manufacturers and suppliers (including overseas suppliers with recognized UK agents)
  • 850,000 full-text color pages
  • 40,000 Fastrack CAD drawings from 80 top UK manufacturers
  • ISO-accredited companies
  • BBA-certified products

Product and Service Classifications
  • Substructural external elements and structural primary elements
  • Road surfacings, materials and contractors, pavings, kerbs and edging, external lighting
  • Structural secondary elements and finishes
  • Services: plumbing, heating and ventilation, electrical, communications, storage and fittings
  • Constructions and materials

Advertise in Specify-it
  • Unlimited Online Content: Avoid the restrictions of traditional hardcopy compendiums and directories
  • Real-time Updates: Make sure the most up-to-date information is available
  • Fully Classified and Indexed Product Inclusion: Ensure customers find your products quickly and easily
  • Web and Email Links: Give users instant access to your company website and contact details
  • Statistical Reports: Download a list of companies that have viewed your information
  • Additional Advertising Opportunities: Leverage banners and buttons on many of IHS online services
  • CAD Drawing Inclusion and Creation: Easily allow your products to be specified

Market to more than 96% of architects, 90% of consultants, 69% of contractors and house builders in the UK by advertising in Specify-it. Contact UK Customer Care number: +44 (0) 1344 328 300 or Subscribe to Marketing Solutions.

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