Building excellence awards

Local Authority Building Control Building Excellence Awards are all about the essence of good buildings. Our finalists are not judged on architectural beauty, but on the "excellence" shown from a construction and technical building control point of view. The awards recognise not just buildings but celebrate their design and construction teams that have tussled with technical issues, difficult sites and found innovative and creative solutions.

The Building Excellence Awards span across England and Wales starting with the regional qualifiers that culminate in the grand finals at an autumn ceremony in London.

Many congratulations to 2017 northern entrant, Russell Armer Homes Ltd, Kendal who won their category of "Best New Housing development" called The Avenue, Vicarage Drive, Kendal. They will automatically go through to the national awards.

Other finalists this year included:

  • Russell Armer Homes Ltd;  Mixed Housing development, High Cragg Close ,  Kendal
  • Winter Build Ltd;  Barn conversion at Thatchmoor Head Barn, Lambrigg, Kendal
  • Applethwaite Ltd;  Change of use to form luxury flats, at Applethwaite Hall, Windermere
  • Daylum Ltd;  Barn conversion Thorneyfield Barn, Crook
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