The entries are in for the Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2017

For over two decades, The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards has sought out Britain’s very best self build, extension and renovation projects. The premier search for the best new homes in the UK, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase your project, as well as show others starting out on self build and renovation projects what they can achieve — gaining recognition for your designers, builders and suppliers into the bargain.

The categories highlight the broad range of projects we love to see — anything from simple, well-designed extensions to barn conversions, eco homes and large self builds of any style. There are 10 categories. Shortlisted projects will be visited this summer and featured in Homebuilding & Renovating magazine.

The Prize

This year’s Overall Winner – chosen from the 10 category winners – will win £1,000 of John Lewis vouchers.

Entry is now closed

The Categories

There are 10 categories.

Best Contemporary Self Build

The judges are looking for the very best contemporary self builds in the UK.
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Best Traditional-Style Self Build

Is your home built in a period style, perhaps using natural materials and demonstrating fine craftsmanship?
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Best Traditional Renovation

Entries are invited for old homes saved through restoration, or existing homes remodelled and/or renovated to combine original features with modern.
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Best Contemporary Renovation

The judges are seeking homes transformed through an imaginative extension or remodel schemes.
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Best Conversion

A category for the very best homes that have been created from barns, schools, churches and other such buildings.
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Best Custom Build

This category is open to custom build schemes that have been built or are in the process of being built.
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Best Passivhaus

We are seeking Passivhaus self builds that combine architectural merit and the highest sustainable standards — and most of all, represent a dream home for their occupants.
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World’s Most Amazing Home

This category is open to both UK and international self build and renovation projects.
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Spirit of Self Build

Does your new home embody the true pioneering spirit of self build? Perhaps it’s a project delivered against all odds, a new home that represents exceptional value for money, or a new home that has significantly improved the lives of its occupants.
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Best Self Build Starter Home

We’re looking for first-time homeowners or those under the age of 40 who have stepped onto the property ladder with their self build or renovation project.
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Overall Winner 2016

The Overall Winners of 2016 were Catherine and Adas Nicholson, who with the aid of ABIR Architects and Roots Construction, have replaced a dated beachside bungalow with a spectacular ‘forever’ home. The project represents the true ethos of the Awards scheme — a home which is designed specifically around the Nicholsons’ lifestyle and which now enhances family life on a daily basis.

Readers’ Choice Award 2016

Each year we give our readers the chance to choose their favourite home. The winner of the Readers’ Choice Award 2016 was Lawrence Grigg and Lydia Robinson’s wonderfully transformed cottages in Somerset. They took on an ailing 18th-century property that had been formed into one from two cottages in the 1950s. After dividing the property back into two, they breathed new life into the homes by adding modern extensions to the rear, and remodelling the living spaces.

See previous Awards winners

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