Build It Awards Winners 2018 Announced

Articles by Build It magazine
by Build It magazine
10th November 2018

Here at Build It magazine we are committed to bringing our readers the latest news and products in the self build and renovation industry that will make carrying out their projects easier and let them build efficient homes.

And every year we host the Build It Awards to celebrate the best of self build and renovations projects in the UK. The awards rewarding excellence and innovation amongst the products and services available to self builders and renovators.

After receiving hundreds of outstanding entries, 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 award winners you see below.

The key categories were voted for by Build It magazine’s readers, including Best Self Build or Renovation Project, Best Self Build Architect or Designer and Best Renovation / Extension Architect or Designer.

The winners of the 2018 Build It Awards, in association with BuildStore, were announced at a gala ceremony hosted by comedian Miles Jupp.

Build It Awards 2018 – Best Home Category Winners

Luxury Cornish retreat by the sea

Mark took a hands-on approach to building his home. Image: Paul Ryan-Goff

Jane & Mark Caterer for their stunning luxury retreat by the sea.

Best Self Build Home or Renovation Project


Oak frame home

Border Oak for Willow Cottage

Best Oak Frame Home

SIPs home

SIPs Scotland for Tighetebhu

Best SIPs Home


Fully integrated smart home as seen from outside clad in stone and timber

MBC Timber Frame for Botany Wood

Best Eco Home



Home with grey timber cladding

Moduloft for Axminster

Best Off-Site Manufacture Home

Oak frame homes

Border Oak for Mortimer Meadow

Best Custom Build Project


Brick-clad home

Northcot Brick for The Orchard

Best Brick Home


ICF home

Nudura for Corn Mill Farm

Best ICF Home

Self build home

Scotframe and Cairnrowan Custom Homes for Glencommon

Best Self Build for Under £250,000

First floor landing

Moss Technical – Niko Home Control for Assisted Living in Lancashire

Best Accessible/Inclusive Home

Contemporary kitchen with design furniture in timber frame home

Frame Technologies for The Hen House

Best Timber Frame Home

Build It Awards 2018 – Product & Services Category Winners

Self build home

Darren Crain from Chewton Bespoke Homes for Golflinks Road

Best Self Build Architect or Designer


Casement Windows

Sieger Systems for Sieger Slim Casement Window

Best Windows


Zakuna for Contender Staircase

Best Joinery Product



Jotul for Scan 80

Best Stove or Fire


Kebony Cladding

Kebony for Kebony Character

Best Cladding System or Product

Total Home

Total Home Environment for PKOM 4 Compact Service Unit

Best Renewable Heating Solution


Slide and turn doors

IDSystems for Vistline

Best Glazed Doors


Solar panel

HelioZenit for Heliomotion

Best Technology Product or Installation

Floor screed

Screedflo for Screedflo Db System

Innovation in Insulation


Two-storey extension to listed cottage

Lynn Palmer from Lynn Palmer Architects for 43 High Street

Best Renovation / Extension Architect or Designer




Shropshire Council

Best Council for Custom & Self Builders

Hand holding a pencil and using a calculator

Newcastle Building Society

Best Self Build Lender



Tudor roof tiles

Tudor Roof Tiles Co for Bespoke Handmade Clay Roof Tiles

Best Roofing System or Product

Kinetico product

Kinetico for Premier Compact

Best Plumbing or Drainage Product

What are the Build It Awards?

The Build It Awards celebrates all aspects of self build and renovation including completed projects, products, services and suppliers.

The awards bring together architects, manufacturers, suppliers and industry figures in recognition of innovation & excellence in custom home building.

Winners of the coveted awards are announced at a Ceremony towards the end of year and readers get to see all the winners in a special supplement in Build It magazine.

If your company is interested in entering the awards in 2019, please email Build It magazine or visit the Build It Awards website for more information.

Headline Sponsor: Buildstore

Category sponsors: IDSystems, Kloeber, NaCSBA, NSBRC, Protek, Self Build Zone, Structural Timber Association

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