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Small house of the year

This award goes to the best one-off, new-build house of up to and including 2,500 sq ft, designed by an architect in Britain.

 

Large house of the year

This award goes to the best one-off, new-build house of more than 2,500 sq ft, designed by an architect in Britain.

 

Home extension of the year

This award goes to the best extension to an individual home, designed by an architect in Britain. Judges look for quality and innovation in interpretation of the design brief.

Winners of this category will be put forward to win the prestigious George Clark Medal at the NHIC Annual Awards in November.

 

 

 

Home transformation of the year

This award goes to the best refurbishment, restoration or conversion of an individual home designed by an architect in Britain. The entry should outline the challenges presented by the building, the design solution and any innovations. It must include photography of the home before and after transformation.

Winners of this category will be put forward to win the prestigious George Clark Medal at the NHIC Annual Awards in November.

 

Smart home of the year

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This award goes to the best technology design and installation in an individual home in Britain. It must demonstrate effective integration and control of more than one set of smart technologies — such audio-visual, lighting, security, energy management and data networking — for easy, intuitive use by the homeowner. Judges will look for technical excellence in all aspects of the design, installation, and commissioning while meeting industry standards. The project must enhance the comfort, convenience and lifestyle of the owners; be secure and safe; and complement or enhance the interior design.

 

Best interior design: Individual home (under £500,000)

This award, in partnership with the British Institute of Interior Design, is for the best interior design of a private home in Britain. It can include some or all rooms. Judges look for a unique response to the challenges of the property and the needs of its owners, with a focus on finishes, colours and furnishings.

 

Best interior design: Individual home (over £500,000)

This award, in partnership with the British Institute of Interior Design, is for the best interior design of a private home in Britain. It can include some or all rooms. Judges look for a unique response to the challenges of the property and the needs of its owners, with a focus on finishes, colours and furnishings.

 

 

Best interior design: Development

This award, in partnership with the British Institute of Interior Design, goes to the best interior design for a show home or scheme. It should translate the developer’s vision and engage the buyer.

 

Best garden/landscaping design

This award goes to the best garden design for a residential or mixed-use development. Judges look at planting and hard landscaping, as well as how the design contributes to sustainability and placemaking within its context.

 

Housing crisis solution

This award goes to a high-quality development, or part of it, that makes homes truly affordable to people on lower incomes. It is open to micro homes; first-time buyer schemes; build-to-rent and other rental innovations; as well as homes for social rent, affordable rent, intermediate rent or shared ownership. The entry should outline the number of homes, tenure mix, prices and how the design enhances residents’ lives.

 

Small development of the year

This award recognises the challenges of developing homes for small sites — both urban and rural — that respond to their context with sensitivity, quality and innovation. It is open to both traditional and contemporary designs for homes at all market levels, although entries should state how the project caters for local need.

 

Best community living

This award goes to an exemplary new development that provides resident amenities alongside homes, such as shared lounges and workspaces. It is open to build-to-rent, retirement and student housing, as well as co-living and community-led housebuilding projects. Judges look for design solutions that cleverly integrate amenities, delight their target market and create a sense of community.

 

Best housing partnership

To solve the housing crisis, we need innovative partnerships between developers and other bodies to deliver homes adding the highest possible value to the community — not just investors. That’s why this new awards recognises excellent partnerships or joint ventures between housebuilders and organisations such as local councils, housing associations, retailers, utilities or public landowners.

 

Apartment development of the year

This award goes to a single building or multi-building scheme of apartments that demonstrates design quality and makes a positive contribution to its context. The entry should outline the number of apartments, tenure mix and any other uses on site.

 

Mixed-use development of the year

This award goes to a development that creates or revives a destination. It is open to mixed-use schemes that include homes alongside at least one other use, such as office, retail or leisure. Judges look for evidence of positive change through design, layout, public realm and landscaping.

 

Development transformation of the year

This award goes to the best large-scale residential refurbishment, restoration or conversion, providing more than one home. It is open to conversions of existing buildings, such as office-to-residential; the upgrading of a housing estate; or the restoration of a heritage building. The entry should outline the challenges presented by the building/estate, the design solution and any innovations. It must include photography of the scheme before and after transformation.

 

Regeneration scheme of the year

With brownfield land at the forefront of the housing debate, this new award goes to an outstanding residential project acting as a catalyst for renewal and growth in an urban or rural setting. It can include new homes on derelict land or refurbishing existing buildings, and should demonstrate how it regenerates the wider area.

 

Development of the year (under £10m)

This award goes to the best residential development with a gross value of up to and including £10m. Judges will consider external and internal design, development layout, landscaping, community and the scheme’s relationship with and contribution to its context. The entry should outline number of units, phasing, tenure mix and other uses within the scheme.

 

Development of the year (over £10m)

This category goes to the best residential development with a gross value of more than £10m. Judges will consider external and internal design, development layout, landscaping, community and the scheme’s relationship with and contribution to its context. The entry should outline number of units, phasing, tenure mix and other uses within the scheme.

 

These additional awards are made by the judges, and are not open to entry.

 

Judges’ award for excellence - Winners to be announced at the awards ceremony

The winning and commended projects go forward for consideration of this award, which champions new-build design that the judges would like to see emulated across the industry.  

 

Interior designer of the year - Winners to be announced at the awards ceremony

The winning and commended interior design practices go forward for consideration for this award.

 

Architect of the year - Winners to be announced at the awards ceremony

The winning and commended architectural practices go forward for consideration for this ultimate award.

 

Homebuilder of the year - Winners to be announced at the awards ceremony

The winning and commended homebuilders go forward for consideration for this ultimate award.

 

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