Calling all self-builders, renovators, home improvers, converters and extenders — this is your chance to showcase your completed project in The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2020. 

Our awards scheme has been celebrating Britain’s most inspiring home projects for well over two decades, and continues to encourage others on their own build journeys.

The Awards not only highlight the best home designs, but also the spirit and ambition of the self-builders and renovators behind them. We want to hear all about your experiences, and also about the wonderful teams behind every successful project.

From self builds that evoke the best of vernacular architecture and modest, well-designed extensions, to the latest remodels and radical conversions, the Awards scheme celebrates projects of all shapes, sizes and budgets — with 10 categories to enter. Plus, one of the shortlisted projects will be crowned by the judging panel as ‘Home of the Year’, with the homeowner receiving £1,000 of John Lewis vouchers.

The Awards entry form takes just a couple of minutes to complete and it’s free to enter. 

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We can’t wait to see the photos of your home and hear all about your projects. Good luck with your entry!

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Essential Entry Information

Submitting a project into the Awards is free and easy to do! The project must be finished (or at least very close to finishing) in order to qualify for the competition. 

Entries will need to include:

  • Floorplans (‘before’ and ‘after’ for renovation and extension projects where possible)
  • At least three ‘before’ photographs where relevant
  • Five to 10 interior images (living room, kitchen, bedrooms, etc)
  • At least one photograph of the exterior of the house.

Shortlisted projects may be visited in person by our Awards panel and will be featured both in the magazine and online, so you must be prepared for you and your home to be photographed.

Some winners will also gain coverage in The Daily Telegraph.

If you have any queries about entering the Awards, email

Entry deadline is 23 July 2020

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2019 Winner

Home of the Year & Best Contemporary Self Build: Bunch Lane House

Homebuilding & Renovating Awards Shortlist 2019: Bunch Lane

Image: Simon Maxwell

  • Location: Surrey
  • Project: Contemporary self-build
  • Build Cost: £452,000
  • Architect: Vint & Smith Architecture + Design
  • Homeowner: Tavia Vint

A contemporary self build with great attention to detail. The entire house is completely flexible for day-to-day life, thanks to the full height sliding panels that hide away into pockets.


Categories and Sponsors

Best Contemporary-Style Self Buildsponsored by Potton

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Best Traditional-Style Self Build

Best Extensionsponsored by IDSystems

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Best Renovation

Best Conversion

Best Sustainable Homesponsored by Icynene

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Best Interior

Best Value Home

Home of the Future — sponsored by ecoHaus

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Spirit of Self Buildsponsored by Sips Eco

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Home of the Year — Chosen from one of the shortlisted houses, the UK’s Home of the Year celebrates the most outstanding project entered into the The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2020. The winner will also receive £1,000 of John Lewis vouchers.

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