Build It Awards 2020

Build It Awards: Discover award-winning projects, products and services - and vote for your favourite self build homes and renovations
Articles by Build It magazine
by Build It magazine
25th September 2020

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.

Vote for your favourite homes

Three of the Build It Awards’ headline categories are open to a public vote by Build It readers and website users.

Best Self Build Home or Renovation 2020


Best Self Build Architect or Designer 2020


Best Extension / Renovation Architect or Designer 2020


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 2020 winners will be announced at a special ceremony on 27th November. 

Full details of the winning projects, products and services will be published in the following edition of Build It magazine.

Past Build It Awards winners

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 2019

Kutchenhaus kitchenIn the Build It Awards 2019, you crowned this renovation by the Hammills as the UK’s Best Self Build or Renovation Project

When the couple first purchased this space it was a disused commercial garage, dark and full of damp. Since buying the dilapidated building they have managed to convert it into an expansive three-storey home with an open-plan layout and outside terrace. You wouldn’t know it from the modest frontage, but the striking interior has an incredible, industrial-inspired design, packed with wow-factor and impressive heritage features.

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Meet the Build It Awards 2020 judges

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 Awards Judge

Chris Bates Build It magazine’s editor is a qualified site carpenter and chair of the awards

Jane Duncan, Build It Awards Judge

Jane Duncan is an architect, self builder and the former president of RIBA

Raymond Connor, Build It Awards Judge

Raymond Connor is CEO of leading self build mortgage specialist, BuildStore

Mike Hardwick, Build It Awards judge

Mike Hardwick is a self build consultant and general manager at the National Self & Custom Build

Nigel Griffiths, Build It Awards judge

Nigel Griffiths is a sustainability consultant and director of the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance

Tim Doherty, Build It Awards judge

Tim Doherty is a chartered surveyor with over 30 years’ experience helping self builders

Julian Owen, Build It Awards judge

Julian Owen is an architect and founder of the Association of Self Build Architects

Calum Taylor, Build It Awards judge

Calum Taylor is Build It magazine’s Publisher, with five major projects under his belt

Are you a company or supplier interested in entering the Build It Awards? For more information visit the Build It Awards website or email [email protected].

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