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How to Enter the Ultimate Self Build and Renovation Awards

 Patch House won our Home of the Year Award in 2021
(Image credit: Martin Gardner)

Have you built your dream home from scratch? Or have you renovated or extended your existing home? Then now's your opportunity to enter your project into The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2022 — you could win £1,000 of vouchers.

We want to hear all about your recently completed projects for our 2022 Awards. Submitting a project is easy, and there are 11 categories in which you could be a winner.

If your project is shortlisted by our Awards panel then you will be featured in both Homebuilding & Renovating magazine and online. Moreover, 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.

Here’s all the information you need to know to apply.

How do I Apply for The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2022?

Entering is easy and free — simply follow this link to our full Awards guide and complete the entry form. 

Your project will need to be finished (or at least very nearly) in order to qualify, and you’ll need to upload a minimum of six photos (at least one of the exterior of the house) and share information such as the size of your property and the total cost of your project. 

There is also an opportunity to describe what makes your home special in as little or as much detail as you like.

The entry form should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

Are the Awards Free to Enter?

Yes, the Awards scheme is completely free to enter.

The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards scheme is open to both homeowners and self builders, but architectural practises and builders who have recently helped clients to create an individual home are also welcome to enter.

What Categories Can I Enter?

There are 11 categories in which your project could be a winner: 

  • Best Self Build
  • Best Extension
  • Best Conversion
  • Best Renovation
  • Best Green Home
  • Best Interior
  • Best Value Home
  • Best Custom Build Scheme
  • Spirit of Self Build
  • Best Contemporary Home
  • Home of the Future

The overall winner, our Home of the Year, will win £1,000 of John Lewis vouchers.

What are the Judges Looking for?

We are looking for beautiful builds boasting gorgeous design choices, as well as buildings with impressive eco credentials. 

For example, last year’s Home of the Year winner was a contemporary family home, built over 10 years, which not only features well-considered interiors but a fabric first approach was key to the design. The resulting house does not require heating for the 70% of the year. 

For more details about what the judges are looking for each category, visit the Awards page.

When is the Closing Date? 

The closing date for applications is midnight on 3 June 2022, so if you want to be eligible to win our Home of the Year and the £1,000 vouchers then don’t hang around — apply now.

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and is the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating, a role he has had since 2019. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 


He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.