Calling all self-builders, renovators, remodellers, converters and extenders — we would love to hear all about your completed projects as we launch The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2019.
This year we are not just commending incredible architecture and build quality, but celebrating you, the homeowner, and the wonderful people that make building a dream home possible.
From beautiful barn conversions, eco homes and radical extensions to stunning self builds, our Awards celebrate projects, small and large, delivered within a range of budgets. Plus, the overall winner will be named ‘Home of the Year’ and win £1,000 of John Lewis vouchers.
The Awards are free to enter and it takes just 10 minutes to submit your project. We can’t wait to see your completed projects!
Essential Entry Information
- Your project must be complete (or at least very nearly finished to qualify for the competition)
- Please include at least one image of the exterior, as well as a handful of photos of the main interior spaces with your entry
- 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 your and your home to be photographed
- The deadline for submitting your entry is 17 May 2019
Submit Your Entry Here
Overall Winner 2018
Meadowmead, the Overall Winner in 2018 and also Best Traditional-Style Self Build, is a modern oak frame country home lovingly built by Merry and Ben Albright. Using skill and determination, the couple have created the quintessential self build dream that any family would covet.
Faced with challenges that any self-builder can relate to – planning permission issues on the ideal site, budget constraints and the stress and strains of designing a traditional home with the flexibility required to meet the needs of modern life – Merry and Ben have proven that building an exemplary house is more than worth the trauma.
Considered and well-planned, the design of Meadowmead is impressively relatable and homely; everything a self-build should be.
Our Awards scheme has been showcasing Britain’s most amazing projects for well over two decades and is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your new home.
The 2019 Awards will be judged by the Homebuilding & Renovating panel, joined by design and build experts from across the country. We have nine categories highlighting not only the best domestic architecture, but also the spirit and ambition it takes to complete such a project.
Best Contemporary-Style Self Build — sponsored by Folding Doors 2 U
Best Traditional-Style Self Build — sponsored by Rationel Windows & Doors
Best Extension — sponsored by ABC+ Warranty
Best Renovation — sponsored by Yeoman Rainguard
Best Conversion — sponsored by Etex (Exteriors) UK, providers of Eternit Slates
Best Eco Home — sponsored by Ecology Building Society
Best Custom Build — sponsored by Icynene
Spirit of Self Build — sponsored by Hörmann
Best Self Build Starter Home — sponsored by Selfbuild & Contract Floors