2016 Winners

We’re delighted to reveal the Build It Awards 2016 winners. We had hundred’s of amazing entries, demonstrating excellence across all aspects of self build and renovation, including remarkable projects, innovative products, essential services and superior suppliers. Click to view a list of our 2015 and 2014 winners.

Best Self Build or Renovation Project

Sponsored by IDSystems

Darren Findlow & Anthony Higham for their Characterful Woodland Self Build. View their story here.


Best Self Build Architect or Designer

Sponsored by Kloeber

Strom Architects for Woodpeckers

“Winning last year’s Build It Award for Best Self-Build Architect was a huge boost for us – both in terms of exposure to new clients, and as a stimuli to encourage us in our future designs. It’s always nice be acknowledged, and that inspires us with new projects moving forwards.” Ström Architects

Best Collective or Group Self Build Project

Sponsored by Self Build Zone

Housing People, Building Communities – Kingsey Road, Liverpool

Best Custom Build Project or Model

Sponsored by Origin

Custom Build by Potton – Multiple Custom Build Projects

“We have put a lot of thought and time into developing and refining our Custom Build model to make sure it works for all stakeholders. We believe we have something where everyone wins and are delighted that our efforts have been recognised with a Build It Award. We look forward to helping many more families design and construct their dream home.” Paul Newman, Self Build Director, Potton

Best Council for Self / Custom Builders

Sponsored by Custom Build Strategy

Teignbridge District Council

Best Builders Merchant for Self Builders

Mike Wye & Associates

“Receiving recognition from the Build It Awards by winning our category last year was a huge confidence boost for our dedicated and passionate team. The prize and winners title has provided a solid platform from which we’ve worked to strengthen and grow our customer base and professional network. The Build It Award has also provided a perceived mark of quality in support of the continued high quality materials and service our clients have come to expect.” – Ryan Stojic, Mike Wye & Associates

Best Timber Frame Home

Facit Homes for Maryon Road

Best Oak Frame Home

Carpenter Oak for Hart House

“Carpenter Oak has really enjoyed supporting and participating in the Build It Awards and we proudly display our own awards in our Devon Show Barn, as well as in a most of our printed and digital media.  We have definitely seen the benefits of winning awards recognised across the industry and our success adds significant value to our offering and reputation.” Tom Dixon, Carpenter Oak

Best Brick/Masonry Home

Beco Products for Lower Cottage Farm

Best Eco Home

Sponsored by Jewson

RDA Architects for Chiswick Eco Lodge

Best Windows

Idealcombi for their Futura+ / Futura+i

Best Glazed Doors

Sponsored by the NSBRC

IDSytems for theEDGE

“Winning back-to-back Build It Awards for our glazing products has been hugely important to IDSystems, not only for the visibility of quality and excellence that it has given our products, but also the recognition it has brought to our staff for their hard work and innovation.” David Clarke, Marketing Coordinator, IDSystems

Best Joinery product

Kloeber UK for FunkyFront

“Receiving recognition from a respected brand that we’ve always thought of as having very high levels of integrity means a lot to us. We display copies of the awards in all of our showrooms and advertise the fact that our FunkyFront doors are ‘Award Winning’ which we hope gives this product an edge over the competition. We also display the BuildIt award winning logo on our website, in our brochure and on our display doors. We’re incredibly proud of the achievement.” – Matt Higgs, Sales Director and co-owner, Kloeber

Best Heating Product

Mendip Stoves for The Woodland Stove

Best Plumbing or Drainage Product

Ideal Standard for AquaBlade

Innovation in Insulation

Sponsored by NaCSBA

Solalighting for the Energy Care Optima Enhancement for Solatube

“The Solatube team are very proud to have won the Build It Award for Innovation in Insulation; the recognition and exposure that the award has bought us has been fantastic, strengthening our lead in the tubular daylighting industry and reinforcing our principles of quality and innovation.” Jenny Bell, SolaLighting

Best Sustainable Technology or Product

Sponsored by the Structural Timber Association

Solarmass for Ergosun Solar Roof Tiles

Best Home Technology Product

Plumis for Automist Smartscan Enables Open Plan Transformation

“’We were delighted to win a Build It Award. The brand holds real weight in the industry and helps to validate the credibility of our products. It was also great to be associated with a host of other exemplary products.” Yusuf Muhammad, Plumis

Best Cladding/ Roofing System or Product

Smartroof for the Smartroof ‘Room in Roof’ Panel System

Best Self Build Lender

Sponsored by BuildStore

Chorley Building Society for their Self Build Product Range

Best SIPs Home

Sips Eco Panels for The Robinson & Devlin Home

“The design, production, and management staff at Sips Eco Panels are extremely proud to have received the Build It Award for Best SIP Home 2016, in association with Build Store. We are all delighted that our clients also have a fantastic energy efficient award winning SIP home that they are also very proud of. Winning the award has allowed us to further strengthen our position in the industry as one of the UK’s leading SIP home designers, manufacturers and installers by using the award positively through marketing online and in the Build It magazine. We would like to wish all companies shortlisted for 2017 awards the very best of luck.” Martin Cook, Operations Director, Sips Eco Panels