Self Building & Renovation Awards

If you have ever tried to establish what are the current self building trends? The answers is there are so many different styles it’s hard to pinpoint a particular trend. If you haven’t already, pop over and take a look at the readers of The Daily Telegraphs homebuilding & renovation awards, it’s the UK’s most prestigious award for renovators & self builders.

The short list has been chosen and some of the entrants are just fantastic, even if you don’t vote, spend a bit of time looking at the houses for inspiration.

Isn’t it amazing how many new builds & renovations people are doing all over our wonderful country and it’s amazing how different they all are, it shows how diverse our needs are in the choice of how we want to live our lives, though beauty it seems is always a constant in these builds.

I can’t quite decide my favorite just yet as I love little pieces from all the designs. I love the view of Hampshire from Blackley Residence, the fun feel and storage of 23 Keith Grove & wow a climbing wall! The log burner in Green Orchards though I’m not quite sure I like the aluminum clad exterior, I like the concept. The plot of land in the Hudson Architect in Jersey though the house feels a bit impersonal. Mew Stone East views are just wow! The Inverdart Boathouse oh my! What a location, views and such amazing vision and determination from the owners, lets hope they weren’t living in a caravan while the renovation was going on. I like Cranham lodge’s interior exposed beams, but not sure on the exterior look.

I’m going to have a coffee and another look & see if I can decide where to cast my vote, why don’t you pop over and soak in the inspiration, one day it could be your home we are all voting on, how would you build your dream house?

Voting ends at midnight on Monday 11 November and winners will be announced later this month.

Submitted by guest writer.