Build It Awards open for entries

The Build It Awards 2018 – which celebrate the best projects in the self-build, renovation, and custom-build market of the last 12 months – are now open for entries.

The annual awards, which are organised by Build It magazine in association with BuildStore cover a broad range of categories and are open to anyone who can “demonstrate excellence in their field”. As well awards designed for architects and self-builders themselves to enter, a range of product categories are open to manufacturers.

2018 sees the addition of a new category – Best Accessible Home – bringing the total number of awards to 25. Of these 24 are open to entries, with the Best Self-Build or Renovation Project reserved for homes that have appeared in the magazine within the last 12 months. The shortlist for this category will be chosen by the editorial team before a winner is picked via an online vote.

The 25 categories are:

  • Best Self-Build or Renovation Project
  • Best Architect/Designer for a Self-Build Project
  • Best Architect/Designer for a Renovation or Extension Projects
  • Best Custom of Collective Build
  • Best Council for Self-/Custom-Builders
  • Best Self-Build for Under £250k
  • Best Builders’ Merchant for Self-Builders
  • Best Timber Frame Home
  • Best Off-Site Manufactured Home
  • Best Oak Frame Home
  • Best Brick Home
  • Best Eco Home
  • Best SIPs Home
  • Best Windows
  • Best Glazed Doors
  • Best Joinery Product
  • Best Heating Product
  • Best Plumbing or Drainage Products
  • Innovation in Insulation
  • Best Sustainable Technology or Product
  • Best Accessible Home
  • Best Home Technology Product or Installation
  • Best Roofing System or Product
  • Best Cladding System or Product
  • Best Self-Build Lender

The deadline for entries is Friday 7 September and the shortlist will be revealed in early October. The winners will then be announced at a gala dinner on Friday 9 November in London, hosted by comedian Miles Jupp. For more information on each of the categories and how to enter, visit