The nomination form for the 2017 awards for projects completed in 2016 will be available online in the Autumn.
Every year thousands of developers, contractors, architects, plan drawers, local builders and homeowners enter our awards and this year your could be one of them too!
We receive entries in two ways:
Our local authority building control surveyors can nominate projects they have worked on that meet the judging criteria.
Our customer can enter - we will verify your entry with the local building control surveyor involved with the project.
You can enter our awards if you meet the following criteria:
All projects must have been completed between 1st January 2016 and 31st December 2016
We only accept entries where the building control work was carried out by the by a local authority building control team (these are our LABC members).
What do the LABC Building Excellence Awards Celebrate?
Our awards look for:
Technical excellence - this is our overriding concern, (although we appreciate aesthetics it is not our primary judging criteria.
Innovation - especially in finding new solutions, using new thinking, techniques or products.
Green and sustainable building quality - these days we think this should be an integral part of any project.
Good team working with building control taking part in the development team process.
High performance - this could include anything from accessibility, thermal performance to acoustic solutions.
Problem solving- we enjoy finding examples of sites with creative solutions to difficult issues. This could be anything from mine workings or contamination through to change of use of notable or listed buildings.
Before making your entry please read our judging criteria.
Make an entry now, there is no cost to enter and the form makes it really easy.
We require six good quality photographs taken in daylight, relevant to the project (e.g. One landscape exterior image of the final project and before and after pictures for changes of use projects). Please refrain from using wide angle lenses. Send these via email a 300dpi high resolution JPEGS - if you need any help please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your local authority building control surveyor.
What happens next?
All entries are judged by a panel of three against pre-set criteria. The regional winners in each category will be automatically entered into the national finals which will take place in November. All types of building projects can win. The categories range from domestic extensions through to the largest of commercial buildings. Your project could be an LABC winner. View categories.
Why should you enter?
Our local council building control teams love to see their customers recognised for the good work they do. If you meet our criteria we will publicise your work and if you win you will be entered into the National finals with the very best from every region in England and Wales. You will be recognised as a star in our complex industry.
LABC will help generate publicity for all our winners and you will be able to use our awards logo in your own marketing and publicity.
Awards Entry Information