Industry Awards

High-Quality Self Build Homes

The Scandia-Hus team are always honoured when a client chooses to include us in their self build journey. We’re lucky enough to have worked with a number of customers on outstanding projects that have gained industry recognition for the quality of their build, design, teamwork and sustainability. The following are recent examples of the types of awards that we have been involved in over the past few years:


Shortlisted: Best Timber Frame Home at the Build It Awards 2022

Build It Awards

We are proud to announce that the project featured in our case study ‘Contemporary Vision‘ has been shortlisted in the Best Timber Frame Home category at the Build It Awards 2022.

This is a huge achievement for all involved as this year Build It received more entries than ever before.



Commended: Best Individual New Home LABC South East Building Excellence Awards 2022

Building Awards

The project recently featured in our case study ‘First Build Fate‘ has received a high commendation at the LABC South East Building Excellence Awards 2022 in the Best Individual New Home category.

The LABC (Local Authority Building Control) awards celebrate outstanding projects in the construction industry, focussing on the best in technical innovation and construction quality, and so it is an honour to receive this commendation.


Shortlisted: Best Timber Frame Home at the Build It Awards 2020

Best Timber Frame Home

The beautiful bungalow featured in our case study, ‘The House in the Hollow‘, was shortlisted for the Build It Awards 2020.

This Scandia project was chosen as one of just eight quality self build homes in the category of ‘Best Timber Frame Home’.

The awards aim to recognise excellence in the self build industry and are judged by a panel consisting of leading experts.


Shortlisted: LABC Building Excellence Awards 2020

LABC Awards

The project ‘Little Mew’ near Plymouth in Devon, featured in our case study ‘Stunning Scandia on a Sloping Site‘, was a contender for the LABC South West ‘Best Individual New Home’ Award.

This bespoke property is a stunning example of contemporary architecture whose construction on a sloping site produced many challenges. The difficulties were resolved by a complex engineered retaining wall and entry to the property over a bridge. Little Mew is an innovative design, creating a clever solution to a challenging site.

The project ‘Old School Cottage’, the traditional style chalet bungalow featured in our case study ‘Learning Curve‘, was shortlisted for the South East award. 


Finalist: Best Self Build at the Build It Awards 2019

Best Self BuildThe traditional style Scandia property Lee and Amber Wilmot built in West Sussex featured in Build It magazine’s December 2018 issue and was selected from a list of 72 as being one of the best Self Build homes in Britain.

Six projects were put forward for the accolade of ‘Best Self Build or Renovation’ from those appearing in the magazine over the previous 12 months.

You can read our case study on the project ‘Sussex-Style Scandia’ by clicking here.


Shortlisted: Best Timber Frame Home at the Build It Awards 2019

Build ItThe stunning Scandia built within the South Downs National Park was shortlisted for ‘Best Timber Frame Home’ at the Build It Awards 2019.

The traditional style home, which featured in our case study ‘A Dream Come True – Building in a National Park‘, had a Sussex Downland cottage look that used architectural details typical of the area.

You can follow the journey of this project from foundations to finish by reading our blog here.


Finalist: LABC South East Building Excellence Awards 2018

Building ExcellenceScandia-Hus were shortlisted for the LABC South East Building Excellence Awards in 2018 with three different projects in the final.

The builds, a contemporary chalet bungalow (featured in our case study ‘Contemporary Chalet Forever Home‘, a traditional look home (featured in our case study ‘New Home, Next Door!‘, and a barn conversion (featured in our case study ‘A Contemporary Barn Conversion‘, were all completed in 2017 using Scandia-Hus products and services.


LABC Award Winners

The Local Authority Building Control (LABC) awards celebrate achievements in the construction industry.

They reward excellent buildings and companies that go the extra mile. Elements considered in the decision process include; outstanding craftsmanship, sustainability, high performance and the ability to solve technical problems with creative solutions.

To find out more please click here.

Our Marketing Director, Sue Dawson, and Managing Director, Derek Dawson, accepting our LABC Award.


Scandia-Hus are A1* NHBC registered builders, ensuring projects are finished to the highest standards. Only builders and developers who can demonstrate financial security and technical competence are registered with NHBC.

To find out more about the NHBC, please click here.