Building Magazine runs an annual award for the building industry.
The Building Magazine is celebrating its 170th year of publication this year. The finalists for the 2013 Building Awards have just been announced, and a list is available on their website, just click on the banner above to go to the Building Award Website.
There are many categories for nomination and industry entries and these are listed below:
Construction Consultant/Surveyor of the Year (fewer than 100 staff)
Construction Consultant/Surveyor of the Year
Architectural Practice of the Year
Engineering Consultant of the Year
Contractor of the Year (up to £300m)
Major Contractor of the Year (over £300m)
Housing Project of the Year
Public Building Project of the Year
Manufacturer of the Year
Housebuilder of the Year
Specialist Contractor of the Year
Project/Construction Management Firm of the Year
Building Magazine Project of the Year
Integrated Supply Chain of the Year
Cut the Carbon Award
Sustainability Project of the Year
(NEW) BIM Initiative of the Year
Construction Client of the Year
Chief Executive of the Year
Building Magazine Personality of the Year
The awards are very prestigious and are proudly boasted by all companies who have been winners. If you are thinking of buying a new property and you want to know if your developer has been nominated you can check out the Building Awards website which gives information on this years finalists as well as last years winners.
If you are in the building trade you can book your place for the awards online via the same website.
DIY Doctor supports Good Builders
Those of you who are regular visitors will know that we support measures to improve standards in the building industry. We give consumers as much help and advice as possible to help them employ reliable builders and avoid cowboy builders.
We have a complete section on our website that gives homeowners and consumers help advice and tools on employing a reputable builder or trades-person. We call it HIPS (Home Improver’s Protection Solution) and it includes our free Desired Outcome Building Contract and Price Doctor – a free online price checking tool to help you keep control of your building costs.
Go to the Home Improvers Protection Solution section of our website for more information and to try out the free tools.
We love a bit of building on the telly, there are more and more programs about restoration, self build, conversion, and improvement for homes and gardens aren’t there?
One of the ones we like the best is Channel 4′s Restoration Man and here are our top 5 reasons why
- It is presented by George Clarke
- It delves into the history of the buildings being restored (kind of ‘meets Time Team’ stuff)
- The people featured have a sensible budget in place
- The time-frame for completing the project is not exaggerated – good building projects take time. Good restoration projects often take more time!
- The projects chosen to be featured include some really interesting buildings – and this is where you come in (possibly)
Because we are such a large website for Homebuilders, Home Improvers and DIY enthusiasts the production company for Restoration Man, Tiger Aspect, have asked us to approach our users to find building projects for their next series. They are looking for restoration projects on any building that has a really interesting history or is an unusual building – think folly, dovecote, public toilet (yes public toilet – did you see that episode of Amazing Spaces?).
Click on the image above for an interview with George Clarke about the program, on the Channel 4 Website.
If you think you have just the thing to feature on the program, and you fancy your 15 minutes of fame, get in touch by contacting the Restoration Man team on 0208 222 4042 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck! Let us know if you get accepted.
Kevin McCloud is the proud owner of this shed – You have to admit it is pretty impressive. He built it all himself, and just from the naturally available materials in woodland where it stands.
It got us to thinking that you can now enter your fantastic creation for the Shed of the Year awards 2013 at readersheds.co.uk.
Hopefully Mr McCloud wont see this otherwise he has a strong chance of winning, but if you want to nominate your own shed follow this link.
You have until May 2013 to enter, so if your project is under construction or even in the blueprint stage then now is the time to get it finished so you can have it looking perfect for next spring.
More info on shed building and base construction under ‘S’ for shed in our Projects section.
Expert bathroom resurfacing specialists, The Bath Business are on a mission to find and repair Britain’s Worst Bath!
If you have (or have seen) a bath that suffers from rust, lime-scale, grime, chipped surfaces, missing taps, or even a questionable colour choice, then it may well be a contender for the title… This could be anything from a more modern bath suffering from mistreatment, to a classic antique that deserves the royal treatment in terms of restoration.
“The worse condition the better,” say the sanitaryware experts from The Bath Business, who are offering free resurfacing to the winner of title. All you need to do to enter the competition is to submit your details on The Bath Business website then post a picture of your bath on their Facebook page by 25th December 2012. The winner will be announced on the 1st of January 2013. The winner of the competition – and then the results of transformational repair will be posted on the website and Facebook page.
Newey & Eyre is one of the sponsors of the Rugby League Four Nations tournament and they have come up with a fun competition for you.
There are two photographs with Neweys man ‘Andy’ hidden in a ‘Where’s Wally’ style – and if you correctly count the number of ‘Andy’s’ in both photographs you will get sent an ice scraper. One of the photos is here but both photos are also on their Facebook page.
All guesses must be submitted on the Newey & Eyre Facebook page. Entries must be submitted by Friday 18th November.