Build It Awards Winners 2017

Discover the amazing projects, products and suppliers crowned as winners of the Build It Awards 2017
by Andrew Hobbs
26th September 2017

The Build It Awards celebrates the very best 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.

Every year we receive hundreds of outstanding entries and 2017 was no exception. 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, Best Self-Build Architect and Best Renovation / Extension Architect.

The winners of the 2017 Build It Awards, in association with BuildStore, were announced at a gala ceremony hosted by comedian Marcus Brigstocke.

Build It Awards 2017 – Best Home Category Winners

Best self build or renovation project

Richard & Zoe Berry for their amazing Edinburgh church conversion

Best Self-Build or Renovation Project


Best oak frame home

Welsh Oak Frame for Walnut Tree Cottage

Best Oak Frame Home

modern timber frame home

Fleming Homes for New Maesgwyn

Best Timber Frame Home


best masonry home

Strom Architects for The Quest

Best Brick / Masonry Home



Passivhaus timber frame home by Beattie Passive

Beattie Passive for Corvalla

Best Eco Home

best collective self-build

Older Women’s Cohousing (OWCH) for New Ground Cohousing

Best Collective or Group Self-Build Project


best self-build for under 250k

Potton for the Sawyer’s bespoke build

Best Self-Build for under £250,000



best custom build project

Graven Hill Village Development Company

Best Custom Build Project or Model

best SIPs home

JML Contracts for Pitairlie Roundhouse

Best Sips Home


best off-site manufactured home

Meisterstueck-Haus for Kawartha

Best Off-Site Manufactured Home


Build It Awards 2017 – Product & Services Category Winners

best self-build architect

Tomas Millar, Millar + Howard Workshop for Dursley Treehouse

Best Self-Build Architect or Designer


best windows

Gowercroft Joinery for their Richmond & Winston Heritage Windows

Best Windows

best glazed doors

Solarlux Systems for The Bi-Fold Door

Best Glazed Doors


best roofing product


Best Roofing System or Product


best cladding or roofing system

Accsys Technologies for Accoya Wood

Best Cladding System or Product

best heating product

Earth Save Products for Ecocent

Best Heating Product


best joinery product

Kevala Stairs for Glenmore Luxury Staircase

Best Joinery Product


best sustainable product

Kensa Heat Pumps for Kensa Evo Series

Best Sustainable Technology or Product

innovation in insulation

Kingspan Timber Solutions for ULTIMA Building System powered by Kingspan Kooltherm

Innovation in Insulation


best renovation or extension architect

LA Hally Architect for House 288

Best Renovation / Extension Architect or Designer



best plumbing product

Wirquin for the Nano 6.7

Best Plumbing Product

best home technology product

Loxone for Loxone Tree

Best Home Technology Product


outstanding contribution to self-build

The National Self Build & Renovation Centre

Outstanding Contribution to Self-Build



best self-build lender

Bath Building Society

Best Self-Build Lender

best council for self-builders

Plymouth City Council

Best Council for Self / Custom Builders


best builder's merchants

LBS Builders Merchants

Best Builder’s Merchant for Self-Builders

If your company is interested in entering the awards in 2018, please email Build It magazine or visit the Build It Awards website for more information.

Headline Sponsor: Buildstore

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

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