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Welcome to our New Look and Size for Modern Builder/Plumber/M&E magazine.

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Our FREE, easy to use, Multi Award Winning Magazine, carries the latest information on innovations in building products and techniques. Log on to our website to view our digital version, and register your email, to receive a free copy of the magazine each month. All our publications are produced in HTML5, the latest digital technology, and can be viewed on any device, including mobile phones.

Modern Builder is dedicated to bringing the industry the latest news, in the latest technology, direct to our readers, in an engaging format. Modern Builder is available on the counters, free of charge, of various Builders/Plumbers merchant outlets across Northern Ireland, and direct mailed, via printed and digital media to Architects, Consultants, Builders and all other aspects and levels to the construction industry, across the UK & Ireland.

All our magazines incorporate product and company videos, as well as including animation to enhance and engage the viewer. All content of the magazine is tracked. Subscription is free, click to view through our website to request a copy: All letters and contributions are welcome.


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Meet the team that brings you Modern Builder Magazine
Marytn Boyd

Marytn Boyd

Partner, UB Media, Publisher of Modern Builder Magazine

With an Art & Design background from the University of Ulster, plus over 25 years of Retail, Trade and Advertising Sales experience to the Retail & Construction Trade, Martyn has proven track record within this industry, of which, over 16 years, is with publishing trade publications.

Jasen Upritchard

Jasen Upritchard

Partner, UB Media Business Development

With over 35 years experience in the construction industry as a Refrigeration, Air conditioning , Heating and Cooling design, Sales and installation Engineer, I share my wealth of Industry knowledge through Modern Builder,Plumber M&E magazine with our readers,advertisers and critics. Building Better Together

Craig Kennedy

Craig Kennedy

IT & Software Development

Craig has over 20 years in the IT and Telecoms industry spanning everything from web design and programming to the planning and implementation of large scale CRM / MRP / ERP Solutions

Gold Winner, Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice to the Built Environment and Sustainable Development 2013
Gold and Bronze Winners 2015
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