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Enter Your Project into the HB&R Awards Before Friday's Deadline

Calling all self-builders, renovators, remodellers, converters and extenders — this is your last chance to showcase your completed project in The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2022.

Our Awards scheme has been championing Britain’s most inspiring home projects for nearly three decades, and encouraging others on their own build journey.

With more than 10 categories (more about each below), the Awards put the effort and dedication of homeowners in the spotlight to celebrate the hard work and ambition it takes to complete such a project. As well as looking for great home design, we want to hear all about the challenges you overcame, special landmark moments and the wonderful design-and-build team behind each unique home.

Houses of all shapes and sizes are welcome – from petite self build homes to grand barn conversions – and we include homes finished to a range of budgets, styles and designs. What’s more, one of the shortlisted projects will be chosen as our Home of the Year 2022 and the homeowners will win £1,000 of John Lewis vouchers.

The Awards take just a couple of minutes to complete using the form below and are free to enter. The closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 3 June 2022, so if you want to be eligible to win our Home of the Year then don’t hang around — apply now.

We can’t wait to see your photos and hear all about your projects. Good luck!

How to Enter

Submitting a project into the Awards is easy to complete and free! To enter online, complete the entry form below. The project must be finished (or at least very nearly) in order to qualify for the competition and entries (both online and by post) will need to have attached:

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  • Floorplans (‘before’ and ‘after’ where relevant)
  • At least two ‘before’ photographs where relevant
  • 10 interior images (living room, kitchen etc)
  • At least one photograph of the exterior.

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.

For any queries, email homebuilding@futurenet.com.

Categories

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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. The winner will receive £1,000 of John Lewis vouchers.

Sponsored by Korniche

Flood your living space with natural light by installing industry-leading roof lanterns and bifolding doors from Korniche. Combine smart engineering with inspirational design to immerse your home in the outside world.

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Best Self Build

Have you built your dream home from scratch? The judges are looking for well-designed new homes of all styles, sizes and budgets

Sponsored by Self-Build Zone

Self-Build Zone is the market-leading and award-winning provider of Site Insurance and Structural Warranties for self-builders. Our Site Insurance policies protect new builds, renovations, conversions and extensions during the build process. Our structural warranties are lender approved and protect the new works for up to 10 years after completion. We only use A-rated insurers to ensure you have the best cover for your project.

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Best Extension

For projects that have extended an existing property to create a home that perfectly suits your lifestyle

Sponsored by IDSystems

For over 20 years IDSystems has set the standards for innovative glazing systems for self-builders and renovation projects. Its multi award-winning product range includes the EDGE2.0 ultra-slim sliding doors and vistaline, the exclusive slide and turn door system, alongside a complete glazing package of bespoke windows, doors and glass roofs.

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Best Conversion

From barns and schools to churches and other such non-domestic buildings. We want to see structures that have been transformed into modern homes

Sponsored by ABC+ Warrenty

Award-winning ABC+

Structural Warranty provides the most cost-effective warranty in the UK. Suitable for: conversions, new builds or renovations, self-builders or developers. ABC+ is mortgage lender approved and suitable for those purchasing their homes under the governmentʼs Help to Buy scheme. Clients can rest assured that they will receive high quality inspections and a Warranty Certificate to protect against structural defects, an essential requirement for your home, development and for your mortgage lender.

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Best Renovation

Weʼre searching for previously dated, forgotten and unloved homes that have been saved through careful restoration, imaginative remodels or ambitious renovation schemes

Sponsored by Kinedo

Kinedo is Europeʼs largest manufacturer of all-in-one shower cubicles. The extensive range includes bath replacement models — ideal for the straight swap of a bath in any renovation project. Also perfect for self-builds, each unit is supplied with internal glass panels, shower tray, external panels, door and all shower fittings.


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Best Green Home

Have you built or retrofitted a home to the very highest sustainable standards?

Sponsored by Millboard

Hand moulded from natural timbers, Millboard decking looks just like real wood but completely outperforms it: itʼs slip resistant, does not require regular sanding, painting, staining or oiling and will not rot or splinter. Available in both contemporary and traditional colours, there is a shade to enhance every self-build or renovation.

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Best Interior

For any type of home with a flair for finishing touches and attention to detail

Sponsored by Harris Let's Decorate...

Whether you are an experienced DIYer or a novice, leading painting and decorating brand Harris is here to help you achieve perfect, satisfying results in the least possible time. With a task-specific range of brushes, rollers and preparation/clean-up tools, Harris is all about smooth finish, super-neat edges and great paint coverage.

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Best Value Home

A category for homes that represent exceptional value for money or projects that have been achieved on a tight budget

Sponsored by Morsoe

Over 160 years of pioneering design has led Morsø to develop both indoor and outdoor collections that champion Scandinavian design and true craftsmanship. Passionate about how its products look and work, it strives to create stoves, cookware, barbecues and more that fi t into a variety of homes, bringing with them an assurance of excellence.

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Best Custom Build Scheme

This category is open for homes facilitated by architects, developers or suppliers of all shapes and sizes

Sponsored by Potton

For nearly 60 years, Potton has designed and built high-quality homes for thousands of self-builders. We know how important it is for a house to suit the lifestyle of the people living there. As a package company, weʼll guide you through every stage of the self-build process, from finding the plot and securing planning permission, through to creating the design and constructing the frame. Potton offers a range of services to help make your self-build as simple and stress-free as possible.

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Spirit of Self Build

Has your home delivered against all the odds, or has it significantly improved the lives of its occupants? We want to hear from you

Sponsored by Sips Eco

Sips Eco is the UKʼs premier award-winning structural insulated panel home manufacturer, designing and manufacturing highly energy efficient homes across the UK. As industry leaders, Sips Eco creates homes that are seven times stronger than timber frame and three times stronger than brick and block construction. Extremely quick to build, highly insulated and eco-friendly, the future of building is here!

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Best Contemporary Home

Does your home cater to every aspect of modern tastes and living? The judges are looking for homes that use clever design to suit a contemporary lifestyle

Sponsored by Kornche

Flood your living space with natural light by installing industry-leading roof lanterns and bifolding doors from Korniche. Combine smart engineering with inspirational design to immerse your home in the outside world.

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Home of the Future

This category celebrates homes that represent future-proofed, creative concepts by featuring the very latest technologies, smart automation and cutting-edge design techniques

Sponsored by Jewson

At Jewson we offer a wide range of supplies for all trades, including building materials, roofing, landscaping, kitchens and bathrooms as well as specialist tool hire. Tradespeople and self-build customers can also take advantage of Build Aviator to help take the stress away through support with estimating, compliance and scheduling projects. Weʼre committed to giving builders, tradespeople and self-builders everything they need to build more sustainably and more profitably, with less hassle.

Home of the Year Winner 2021

Patch House

Sustainable self build

Specifications

Homeowners: Spencer and Emma Guy
Architect: Self-designed (Levitate Architects)
Location: Buckinghamshire
Build cost: £450,000

Patch House is a fantastic contemporary family home, painstakingly designed and built by Spencer and Emma Guy over the course of a decade. Their dedication, hard work and tenacity is evident, from the attention to detail in the orientation of the structure to make the most of the idyllic plot, to their intricate eye for interior design which has provided a welcoming and unique home for their family. 

The flexible nature of the home means it’s futureproofed and can adapt with the changing needs of this family, while a fabric-first approach means the property does not require heating for 70% of the year. 

“This is a house fit for our challenging times, addressing climate change through harnessing renewable energy technologies,” says architect and judge Darren Bray. “It’s designed to enhance the site context and landscape, including the natural swimming pond that sits to one end of the two storey volumes.” 

“We were particularly impressed by how this new home has been exactingly designed for its site, which was previously occupied by a derelict chicken shed,” adds editor and judge Claire Lloyd. “Not only does the house’s orientation ensure that the living areas benefit from passive solar gain, but carefully placed glazing frames the views like artwork and natural light brings different spaces to life throughout the day. This new home exudes warmth and character but, importantly, it’s also a practical, robust family home.”

Amy Reeves
Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.