Have you recently completed a self build, renovation or conversion project? If so, we’d love to hear from you — as we launch The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards scheme for 2016. 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 favourite suppliers into the bargain.
The previous winners show 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. This year we are even launching a Best International Home category. The shortlisted homes will be visited this summer and will feature in full in Homebuilding & Renovating magazine — the best will also gain coverage in The Daily Telegraph.
Entry is now closed — we are now judging and we be in touch if your home is shortlisted
Best Self Build Project
The judges are looking for examples of the best self builds in the UK.
Greenest Home in Britain
A category aimed at projects that are a cut above when it comes to energy efficiency and sustainability.
Best International Home
The judges are looking for the best house projects from around the world.
A category for homes that have been created from barns and other buildings (including churches, schools and industrial buildings).
UK’s Most Innovative Home
This is a category designed for projects which have gone above and beyond the standard specification — be it technology or materials.
A category for homes which have been extended (including rear, front, side, basement and loft extensions).
Entries are invited in this category for homes that have undergone a renovation or significant improvement.
Best Self Build Under £150K
Self build projects built for less than £150,000 that represent exceptional value for money.
Best DIY Home
The judges are looking for projects where the homeowner has undertaken a significant amount of the work themselves.
Most Inspiring Home
A category for projects (and their owners) that have overcome the odds.
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Continue reading to see last year’s winners and shortlist
2015 Overall Winner (and best Contemporary home)
Built around a 100-year-old pear tree, this contemporary courtyard-style masterpiece (featured in the video below) from architect, and homeowner, Jake Edgley in London marries raw, industrial materials with mid-century modern design — the result is a thing of beauty. View the project here
2015 Readers’ Choice Award Winner
We asked you to vote for your favourite home to be crowned winner of our Readers’ Choice Award. You chose a cottage in Bath – owned by Andrew and Lucy Thompson – that had been doubled in size thanks to a contemporary extension. View the project here
2015 Category Winners:
Follow the links to see the winners of each category Best Renovation Best Conversion Best Eco Home Best Extension/Remodel Best Timber Frame Home Best Traditional Home Residential Design Excellence Award From inner-city self builds, to contemporary eco dwellings in the country; and chapel conversions, to dramatic remodels of midcentury homes — be prepared to be inspired.