Build It Awards Winners 2016

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Each year the Build It Awards celebrates the latest and greatest self build and renovation projects in the UK, as well as rewarding excellence and innovation amongst the products and services available to self builders and renovators.

As always, we received a raft of outstanding entries this year. The judging panel, consisting of Build It magazine editor Chris Bates and a range of industry experts, whitled down the submissions to produce a shortlist and finally the winners you see below.

The key categories were voted for by Build It magazine's readers and website users, including Best Self Build or Renovation Project and Best Self Build Architect.

The winners of the 2016 Build It Awards, in association with BuildStore, were announced at a gala ceremony hosted by comedian Tim Vine.

Homes Categories

modern oak frame house

Darren Findlow & Anthony Higham

Best Self Build or Renovation Project



contemporary ICF home

Beco Products for Lower Cottage Farm

Best Masonry Home

modern timber frame home

Facit Homes for Maryon Road

Best Timber Frame Home



modern oak frame home

Carpenter Oak for Hart House

Best Oak Frame Home



urban eco house

RDA Architects for Chiswick Eco Lodge

Best Eco Home

collective self build concept art

Housing People Building Communities for Kingsey Road, Liverpool

Best Collective or Group Self Build Project



Potton custom build

Custom Build by Potton - Multiple Custom Build Projects

Best Custom Build Project or Model

house with structural insulated panels (SIPs)

Sips Eco Panels for The Robinson & Devlin Project 

Best Sips Home



Product & Services Categories

Woodpeckers by Strom Architects

Strom Architects for Woodpeckers

Best Self Build Architect or Designer



square contemporary glazing

Idealcombi for their Futura+ / Futura+i

Best Windows

glazed doors

IDSystems for theEDGE

Best Glazed Doors



panel roofing system

Smartroof for the Smartroof 'Room in Roof' Panel System

Best Cladding / Roofing System or Product

woodburning stove

Mendip Stoves for The Woodland Stove

Best Heating Product



contemporary wood door

Kloeber UK for FunkyFront

Best Joinery Product


solar roof tiles

Solarmass for Ergosun Solar Roof Tiles

Best Sustainable Technology or Product

solar tube lighting

Solalighting for the Energy Care Optima Enhancement for Solatube

Innovation in Insulation



aquablade toilet

Ideal Standard for AquaBlade

Best Plumbing Product

plumis sprinkler system

Plumis for Automist Smartscan Enables Open Plan Transformation

Best Home Technology Product



Chorley Building Society website

Chorley Building Society for their Self Build Product Range

Best Self Build Lender


Teignbridge District Council

Best Council for Self / Custom Builders



Mike Wye training course

Mike Wye & Associates

Best Builder's Merchant for Self Builders


If your company is interested in entering the awards in 2017, please email Build It magazine or visit the Build It Awards website for more information.

Headline Sponsor: Buildstore

Sponsors: Custom Build Strategy, IDSystems, Kloeber, Jewson, Origin, NaCSBA, NSBRC, Self Build Zone, Structural Timber Association

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