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. 

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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.

Entries are now closed. Stay tuned for the shortlist.

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.

Categories and Sponsors

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

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Best Traditional-Style Self Build  — sponsored by Rationel Windows & Doors

Best Extension — sponsored by ABC+ Warranty

Best Renovation — sponsored by Yeoman Rainguard

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Best Conversion — sponsored by Etex (Exteriors) UK, providers of Eternit Slates

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Best Eco Home — sponsored by Ecology Building Society

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Best Custom Build — sponsored by Icynene

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Spirit of Self Build — sponsored by Hörmann

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Best Self Build Starter Home — sponsored by Selfbuild & Contract Floors

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