Barbour Compendium

Barbour Compendium, also known as the ‘big red book’, was the flagship publication amongst architects and specifiers in the construction industry for over 30 years, evolving into our online platform, Barbour Product Search.

Barbour Compendium

Barbour Product Search provides extensive product information in an easily searchable format, and offers daily updates, regular newsletters and blog articles to keep our audience informed of new products, case studies and recent news.

Features such as saving product information to folders, endorsing products and liking content makes it even easier to research, collect and share product information.

If you have any comments or queries about the Compendium, or Barbour Product Search, we'd love to hear from you – please email us at

Digital construction marketing service for product manufacturers

If you are a building product manufacturer, Barbour Product Search can help you to improve brand awareness, generate leads and secure sales. Advertise with us