The Build It Awards, in association with Buildstore, celebrates all aspects of self build and renovation – from the very best completed projects through to innovative products and outstanding service from suppliers.
Build It magazine’s annual awards scheme features over 25 categories, garnering hundreds of entries that cover every major aspect of a home building project.
So you’ll find everything from inspiring architecture and amazing real-life builds through to high-performance structural systems, glazing, heating & renewables, cladding options, smart home technology and more.
Three of the Build It Awards’ headline categories are open to a public vote by Build It readers and website users. THE 2019 VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED.
Best Self Build Home or Renovation 2019
Best Self Build Architect or Designer 2019
Best Extension / Renovation Architect or Designer 2019
The remaining categories are decided by our judging panel, chaired by Build It magazine editor, Chris Bates. The judges scrutinise every entry in detail to create an exceptional shortlist, before ultimately casting their votes to crown individual category winners.
The Build It Awards 2019 winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in London in November, with simultaneously coverage online and on social media.
Full details of the winning projects, products and services will be published in the following edition of Build It magazine.
Our mission with the Build It Awards is to help you identify the very best products and services for your self build, home renovation, extension or conversion project.
The judges scrutinise everything from design and the level of support companies offer, through to performance, lifestyle benefits and value-for-money.
Find out more about our previous Build It Awards winners here:
Build It Awards: Best Self Build Home 2018
In the Build It Awards 2018, you crowned Jane and Mark Caterer’s amazing home on a sloping site along the Cornish Coast the winner. The couple took a hands-on approach to achieving a high-spec project, with voters commending the “creative design on a difficult site” and “innovative property that maximises the value of the unique location, as well as the view”.
The Build It Awards judging panel is made up of leading experts from across the self build and renovation industry. This year’s panel includes:
Chris Bates Build It magazine’s editor is a qualified site carpenter and chair of the awards
Jane Duncan is an architect, self builder and the former president of RIBA
Raymond Connor is CEO of leading self build mortgage specialist, BuildStore
Mike Hardwick is a self build consultant and general manager at the National Self & Custom Build
Nigel Griffiths is a sustainability consultant and director of the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance
Tim Doherty is a chartered surveyor with over 30 years’ experience helping self builders
Julian Owen is an architect and founder of the Association of Self Build Architects
Calum Taylor is Build It magazine’s Publisher, with five major projects under his belt
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