This year’s Structural Timber Awards 2017 has gone above and beyond all previous events held. The quality and caliber of the submissions for this year’s awards were of an extremely high quality and demonstrated the improvements and upturn that has taken place in the Structural Timber industry.
The annual awards ceremony took place on the 10th October and celebrates the outstanding work done by people in this industry. The event was held at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham and was hosted by the well-known, infectiously funny Mark Durden-Smith.
There were more than 200 submissions for the 22 different awards and the panel of judges this year had a tough job to decide the winner for each category. Best Solid Wood Project was awarded to Waugh Thistleton Architects, who also managed to claim the Winner of Winners Award along with B & K Structures for their work on Dalston Lane. B & K Structures was also awarded Best Private Housing Project for the same project. Other awards include, Client of the Year, which was given to Barratt Homes for Timber Frame Private Homes. The Winner of the Best Social Housing Project was rg+p Heathcott Road, and Contractor of the Year is awarded to F Parkinson for Maggie’s Oldham.
The judges have commended all of the submissions this year for the high quality of the entries. The expertise that has been showcased with the projects has been impressive and the wealth of technology and knowledge that is being used in the construction industry is leading to the creation of sustainable and attractive properties that are environmentally friendly to construct and run. With the 2017 awards event a rousing success, thoughts have turned to next year, with the opportunity to register sponsorship interest or to submit a project already available. The Structural Timer Awards will take place in October 2018.