Watts Pocket Handbook joins the digital age


Watts Pocket Handbook, the essential guide to property and construction since 1983, will soon be available at a touch of a button with the launch of a brand new online site.

Watts Pocket Handbook Online is a unique digital reference tool which provides comprehensive technical information and legal guidance on all aspects of property and construction.

Whether in the office, at home or on site, subscribers can gain instant access to clear and concise information from practising industry experts, with browser-based content that works with any internet enabled PC, tablet computer or smartphone.

The easy-to-navigate site features topical, accurate and relevant commentary on a vast selection of subjects ranging from cost management to construction defects, as well as the latest technical developments in the industry.

Key topics include:

  • Technical due diligence
  • Building materials and defects
  • Planning
  • Legislation
  • Insurance
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Dilapidations
  • Party walls
  • Rights to light
  • Sustainability

The Watts Pocket Handbook was first published in its original hard copy format in 1983 by Watts Group PLC, leading property and construction consultants. For the past six years, it has been produced in partnership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Recognised as the definitive guide to all aspects of property and construction, the Watts Pocket Handbook has held an enduring appeal for a large group of annual subscribers. These include industry professionals, clients, investors, developers and students.

Watts Pocket Handbook Online continues Watts’ commitment to knowledge share through the WPH Online Community. Subscribers will be able to use the site to connect with WPH Experts, which include Watts’ internal contributors and a number of external specialists, as well as fellow professionals. The WPH Online Forum provides an opportunity for users to share information and advice, as well as discuss the latest news and issues affecting the property and construction industry. With social media integration throughout the site and a range of dynamic content, Watts Pocket Handbook Online offers subscribers a fully interactive experience.

Watts Pocket Handbook Online will be launched on 26 March 2013.

Subscribe to Watts Pocket Handbook Online by visiting    
It will only take a few minutes to select a subscription pack and register your details. Standard subscription prices start from as little as £1.50 per month.
Users who sign up before the launch date will receive a free three-month trial subscription.

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