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.
What sets the Build It Awards apart is they are scrutinised by an expert panel, which includes some of the self build and renovation industry’s leading lights.
Unlike some awards schemes, this isn’t an arbitrary gong or a social media popularity contest. All but one of our categories (for the Best Home) is decided by our expert judging panel.
So, winning or being shortlisted for a Build It Award comes with an expert-backed seal of approval that can give you, the self builder, real confidence when specifying your project.
This year’s Build It Awards winners will be announced at a special ceremony in late November. Full details of the winning projects, products and services will be published in the November issue of Build It magazine. Click here to find out more.
Best Home 2023 – Voting Open
The shortlist for the Best Self Build or Renovation Project category is selected by Build It’s editorial team and judging panel. The contenders are then entered into public vote by Build It readers and website users.
The remaining categories are decided by our judging panel, chaired by Build It magazine’s content director, Chris Bates. The judges scrutinise every entry in detail to create an exceptional shortlist, before ultimately casting their votes to crown individual category winners.
Click below to find out more about the projects and vote for your favourite.
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 2022
Royan and Helen Anthony for their oak frame home
Royan and Helen Anthony created this striking self build home with Welsh Oak Frame, who helped bring their goals of a low-maintenence and characterful home to life.
Their new oak home was ready for them to move into 15 months after starting on site – and they’re thrilled with the results. “Building in oak was the perfect solution for us,” says Royan. “We have the convenience of modern living alongside the character of oak.”
Category Sponsor Self-Build Zone
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
David Hilton is a renewables and ventilation installer, and an eco expert for the NSBRC
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