Housebuilder Product Awards 2021

ENTRY DEADLINE 12th FEBRUARY 2021 - DON'T MISS OUT!
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Housebuilder Product Awards 2021

OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Entry deadline – 12 February 2021

The Housebuilder Product Awards 2021 are open for entries.  Now in their ninth year, these Awards were successfully launched in 2013 by Housebuilder Media to reward excellence for products and systems which aid new home development in the UK.

The Housebuilder Product Awards are supported by HBF and NHBC, with judges from organisations including CPA, HBF, NHBC and leading housebuilders.

Winning a Housebuilder Product Award could give you or your client an edge in a market that is ever more competitive and will generate invaluable publicity and exposure. The Awards and the winners will of course be publicised in Housebuilder magazine and through our email news alerts, promoting them widely among the UK housebuilding market.


Please contact events@house-builder.co.uk with any questions. 


Entry requirements

All entries are to be received electronically and emailed to events@house-builder.co.uk by Friday 12 February

Payments are to be processed before entries are emailed, once payment has been processed you will receive the entry form to the email address supplied with payment.  The entry form is to be completed and sent in with your entry.

Your entry must include the following:

• Payment of £145+VAT per entry (processed by credit card below)

 • Completed entry form (this will be emailed to you once payment has been processed below)

• *500 word submission on a maximum of four sides A4 size including images and third party testimonials where appropriate.   In either pdf or Microsoft word format.

• One digital high res jpeg image of product - to be used in future marketing if your entry is successful.

We recommend that you also include:

·       A web browser link such as Youtube or Vimeo demonstrating your product, please also send us the password if it’s password protected

 

*What should the 500 word submission include:

The 500 word submission should contain the following:

• Name of product

• Date the product was/will be introduced to the market

• Any certification the product has achieved/is hoping to achieve

• Price of product

• Potential market size of the product

• Details of the installation process (if applicable)


Also include how your product meets some or all of the

following criteria: 

• Offers a solution to the challenges/regulations/ standards facing housebuilders

• Offers cost saving to the housebuilder or home owner

• Offers time saving to the housebuilder

• Improves the build quality

• Helps with the sales and marketing of new homes through improved specification or by aiding the house purchase process

• Helps make UK housebuilding a safer environment on site

• Helps make UK new homes a safer environment for occupants through home safety or home security

• Helps meet the sustainability challenges facing the industry

Categories

1. Best building fabric product

This category will focus on the fabric of the building including doors, windows, roofing and external walls

2. Best internal/interior product

This category will focus on all internal/interior features of a home

3. Best services product

This category will focus on the services side of a development looking at products which aid heating, hot water or ventilation, including renewables

4. Best kitchens and bathrooms product

This category will focus on products used in the kitchens and bathrooms of new homes

5. Best external product

This category is aimed at products which focus on the external area of a new development and includes products developed for landscaping, gardens and driveways.  This category also incorporates below ground drainage.

6. Best site product

This category is aimed at products which focus on the building process itself helping in the on-site construction and delivery of new homes

7. Best health and safety product

This category is aimed at products or systems designed to improve health and safety on site or in the home

8. Best business product

This category is for products or systems designed to aid the business side of the housebuilding process such as IT, finance, office systems or customer care systems

9. Best brand new product

This category is open to products which are brand new to the industry.  Products may enter which have not yet been used on site but must display its credentials in how it plans to aid new home development


Important information 

In all categories – apart from category 9 BEST BRAND NEW PRODUCT – products must currently be used onsite or in new homes construction in the UK.

In category 9 BEST BRAND NEW PRODUCT – entries are for products recently developed but which either have not yet been used on site or used on prototype or demonstration projects. 


The judges retain the right to allocate any entries to an alternative category if they deem it more appropriate and to use their discretion over product timescales and age. Products may be entered in to more than one category.

Please provide separate entries for each category and product entered

Housebuilder Product Awards 2021

Purchase your awards entries using the form below. Payments are to be processed before entries are emailed, once payment has been processed you will receive the entry form to the email address supplied with payment. The entry form is to be completed and sent in with your entry

DescriptionPrice
Best building fabric product £174.00 (£145.00 excl. VAT)
Best internal/interior product £174.00 (£145.00 excl. VAT)
Best services product £174.00 (£145.00 excl. VAT)
Best kitchens and bathrooms product £174.00 (£145.00 excl. VAT)
Best external product £174.00 (£145.00 excl. VAT)
Best site product £174.00 (£145.00 excl. VAT)
Best health and safety product £174.00 (£145.00 excl. VAT)
Best business product £174.00 (£145.00 excl. VAT)
Best brand new product £174.00 (£145.00 excl. VAT)
Please ring 020 7960 1646 if you are unsure whether your company has HBF membership

Hints & Tips

The judges want to see winning entries - it makes their lives easier. So to impress them you should:  

Ensure your entry looks good - make the effort to submit a great entry that is fit to win a Housebuilder Product Award

Play to the rules - stick to the 500 word limit

Include good quality colour images - this is what the judges will see first when assessing your entry

Make sure the entry is well written - get the best writer in the office to explain why your entry should win, or have the entries created professionally by an agency

Use images well - a pictures tells a thousand words and it is perfectly acceptable to include pictures in the main entry

Read and meet the criteria - the criteria for each category can be found above so show the judges how your entry meets these standards

Back up with testimonials - judges love endorsements from third parties, the best of these should be with your main entry and can be additional to your 500 words 

Include back-up information - More information can be submitted as back up - but it may be worth briefly mentioning within the main entry what support material is available.  If supplying a video link we recommend keeping the video to under 5 minutes.

Avoid submitting entries that are rehashed press releases or are clearly not bespoke entries to The Housebuilder Product Awards

Judging

Following the entry deadline of Friday 12 February, a panel of expert judges from the housebuilding industry will meet to assess all entries and select the best from each category.

The winners will be announced in Spring 2021. All winners will be invited to a celebratory lunch in London.

The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 

Winners

The winner from each category will be a finalist at the Housebuilder Awards 2021 in the Product of the Year category.

Housebuilder Product Awards 2021

Current Housebuilder Product Awards Judges

A panel of expert judges from the housebuilding industry will meet to assess all entries and select the best from each category.

Michael Black, UK Head of Housing Development - WElink Group

Peter L. Caplehorn, Deputy Chief Executive & Policy Director - Construction Products Association

Richard Lankshear, Innovation Manager - NHBC

Glynnis Poole, Planning and Technical Director - LiveWest

Dale Saunders, UK Associate Technical Director - Taylor Wimpey

Kieran Walker, Technical Director - HBF

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