Every year the Housing Design Awards are demonstrating best practice in housing design and by doing so effectively establish new standards in what good sustainable housing looks like. Wood for Good are proud to sponsor the awards again in 2018. You can help drive the agenda for building better homes for the future by submitting your scheme or project by 14th March 2018.

One of the most robust housing award schemes in the country, the Housing Design Awards are celebrating their 70th birthday this year. An opportunity to point out the uniqueness of this highly acclaimed institution:

  • the only awards promoted by departments of Government and their agencies
  • linking national and local government agencies with all major built environment professions
  • judging panel composed of planners, surveyors, architects and researchers reflects the need for ideas that are both innovative and replicable.

The Housing Design Awards are the only programme to recognise schemes once they have planning approval but before they may be built or occupied. This reflects the awards focus on finding the latest ideas for how to serve a range of emerging markets, such as the Private Rented Sector and the search for liveable higher density.

Some of these schemes will not be published in professional journals for years but their innovation needs to be promoted now…