2023 Master Builder Awards, House Builder award
National winner: Build My Home Ltd
Build My Home Ltd’s project in Brighton was ambitious – demolishing eight garages on a tight urban plot and constructing a two-storey, three-bedroom home, all under restrictive planning regulations.
The team had to work around a listed boundary wall and liaised with arborists to preserve two elm trees on the site. Neighbours were cautious about the scheme, but Build My Home Ltd made time for regular progress updates which helped to allay concerns and maintain relationships.
The lower storey sits beneath ground level and required extensive excavation work. The national judges appreciated the challenges that this added to an already complicated project, and praised the builder’s approach to problem-solving without compromising on style and functionality. They described the resulting home as a ‘really interesting build that aesthetically just has a lot going for it’ and highlighted the impressive space and light in the new home, despite half of it being underground. The creation of something so modern and visually pleasing under such challenging conditions convinced the judges to award this project with the win, despite facing stiff competition from a number of exceptional entries.
The owners of the new home commented 'We were very impressed with the team and quality of workmanship from the very start to the final result. Excellent communication, great attention to detail, and they don’t cut corners. A first-class quality house builder that you can trust!'
I think this was a real winner for us because it was a tricky build, but it resulted in a very subtle, unobtrusive dwelling that was really, truly interesting, and something that really jumped out at me was that the client was effusive in their praise.”
National winners 2023
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