The British Homes Awards Sponsored by HomeBase

Award Categories

1. SMALL HOUSE
A house of contemporary or vernacular design that provides accommodation up to 2000 sq ft.

2. FAMILY HOME
A house of contemporary or vernacular design that provides accommodation over 2000 sq ft.

3. LUXURY HOUSE
A house of contemporary or vernacular design exceeding 5000 sq ft. that champions best practice in design, specification and craftsmanship

4. INTERIOR DESIGN
In partnership with
The British Institute of Interior Design BIID
Sponsored by Poggenpohl

A new or refurbished home or scheme judged on internal architectural integrity and how the finishes, colour and furnishings employed successfully answer its specific design brief

5. APARTMENT BUILDING
A single, one-off building or scheme comprising apartments and/or studios offering flexible living and lifestyle benefits

6. CONVERSION, RESTORATION OR REFURBISHMENT
A conversion, refurbishment or restoration of any residential, commercial or industrial building(s) to provide new homes, ranging from a single home to a major development

7. AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
For the most imaginative and functional development by a registered social housing provider, charity, trust or public body in partnership with a local authority and/or a developer for rent and/or shared ownership. This award is for more than a standard Section 106 allocation but can include student accommodation

8. AGE-RESTRICTED DEVELOPMENT
Retirement developments and/or care homes specifically addressing the requirements of the ageing occupants (over 55s) judged on external and internal design, layout, landscaping and security and the provision of services and communal amenities

9. MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT
A scheme comprising houses and/or apartments offering a variety of tenures with associated retail, office or leisure development on the same site, demonstrating a significant contribution to the local community

10. INNOVATION AWARD FOR BUILDING TECHNOLOGY
Sponsored by Sonnenkraft
A residential development of any size that demonstrates the use of new building technologies and the sustainable use of resources. Submissions could demonstrate energy saving initiatives and/or the use of environmentally friendly materials

11. DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR
A residential development of any size that demonstrates a positive aesthetic architectural contribution within its immediate environ

12. HOUSING PROJECT
Sponsored by HardHat
For the most impressive scheme of houses and/or apartments with planning consent but not more than six months into development. It is anticipated that this entry will rely solely on CGIs

13. LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT
By a named landscape architect, designer or contractor judged on the scale, quality and innovative nature of the spaces, planting and structures and how it contributes to the sustainable development of the public realm and the provision of communal facilities for the new owners

ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Hewi

Awarded to the architectural practice submitting the most impressive portfolio of entries across the categories that demonstrate commitment to:

  • sustainable regeneration
  • the establishment of new communities
  • strong architectural design and landscaping
  • innovative construction methods and
  • build quality
  • environmental initiatives

HOMEBUILDER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Premier Guarantee

Awarded to the homebuilder or developer whose portfolio of entries across the categories demonstrate the same commitments to:

  • sustainable regeneration
  • the establishment of new communities
  • strong architectural design and landscaping
  • innovative construction methods and
  • build quality
  • environmental initiatives