Best Self Build at Build It Awards 2021

The Build It Awards by Build It magazine made a welcome return to a live event with a lavish ceremony in London, bringing together a range of stakeholders and companies operating in the sphere of custom and self build. 

The National Custom and Self Build Association was thrilled to see many of its members shortlisted, with some well-deserved projects going on to win awards. We’d like to say a hearty well done to all those shortlisted, and a special congratulations to our members Graven Hill, Carpenter OakFrame Technologies, Oakwrights and Unboxed Homes for winning their categories. 

Simon Orrells, managing director of Frame Technologies, which one Best Timber Frame Home for Gryphon House, said: “We’re thrilled to have won the Best Timber Frame Home in this year’s Build It Awards. 

There was some tough competition and to get this recognition with such a beautiful, sustainable build really means the world to us. We work with self-builders across the country to create stunning, bespoke, energy-efficient timber frame homes and it’s an honour to be recognised for the work that we do in this way.

Best Self Build for Under £250k

Ke-design for The Barn Field (Slide 1)

Best Oak Frame Home

Andy & Sue Perrin for Willowplatt Barn by Carpenter Oak

Best Home Technology Product or Installation

Moss Technical for Niko Home Control Solar Mode

Best Timber Frame Home

Frame Technologies for Gryphon House (Slide 2)

Best EcoHome

Oakwrights for Woodlands (Slide 3)

Best Brick Home

Graven Hill for The Adams’ Home

Best Custom Build Project or Model

Unboxed Homes for Blenheim Grove (Slide 4)

Best Architect or Designer for a Renovation Or Extension Project

David Jones of KAST Architects for Milk Moon Barns

Best Heating System or Product

RED for its UHE Heat Pumps

Best SIPS Home

Glosford SIPS for Fuggles Pocket

Best Plumbing or Drainage Product

Impey for their Aqua-Grade wet room solution

Best Joinery Product

Max-Stairs for The Sculpture

Best Off-Site Manufactured Home

Baufritz UK for House Mackintosh

Best Self Build Lender 

Darlington Building Society

Best Windows

The Residence Collection

Best Council for Self or Custom Builders

Durham County Council

Innovation in Insulation

Corksol UK for SprayCork

Best Sustainable Technology or Product

Accsys for Accoya

Best Roofing System or Product

Keylite Roof Windows for their Integrated Expanding Thermal Collar

Best ICF Home

Nudura for Stonehouse

Best Stove Product

Firepower Heating for the Woodfire Passiv

Best Glazed Doors

IDSystems for theEDGE 2.0

Best Self Build Architect or Designer

James Lock from Roderick James Architects for Delphis

Best Self Build or Renovation Project 2021

The shortlist was chosen by Build It’s editorial team from the projects featured in the magazine over the past year, and then voted on by Build It readers.

This year’s nominations included (click to find out more):

Timber Frame Dream Home by Sue Drawbridge & Antony Wright
• Barn-Style Self Build by Frances & Tom Edwards
• Contemporary Extension to a Period Property by Caroline & Gustavo Ordonez-Sanz
• Oak Frame Countryside Self Build by Deirdre & David Rook
• Wow Factor Bungalow Revamp by Matt & Kirstie Stevens
• Woodland Eco Home by Jan & Diana Thompson

The award went to a couple who self-project managed their way to a stunning woodland home that draws inspiration from the local area. Backed up by weekly site visits from their architect, the owners created a unique and eco home

The winners:

Jan & Diana Thompson for their Woodland Eco Home (main pic)

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