Home extension or renovation competition

Enter your home or design project for New London Architecture's Don't Move, Improve awards.

By Hugh Metcalf | 1 December 2020

It’s your chance to enter a home extension or renovation competition. The Don’t Move, Improve! awards is an initiative by New London Architecture.

In 2020 life became more home-focused. For many people the pandemic led to a change in their relationship with their home. Some took the opportunity to renovate their property to adapt to a changing way of life. If your home has seen a dramatic renovation or extension, and you’re based in London, why not enter the Don’t Move, Improve! awards?

Now heading into its 11th year, the Don’t Move, Improve! awards is an initiative by New London Architecture. It champions the best and most innovative home extension or renovation projects across London.

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Gellatly Road by DELVE was on the 2020 shortlist. Photo: Emanuelis Stasaitis

Who can enter?

The home extension or renovation competition is open to architecture practices, build studios and homeowners who have carried out extensions. They can be on top of, underneath and on the side/back of buildings. The competition is also open to interior insertions, conversions, and garden studios.

The judges are looking for homes that demonstrate creativity and originality. Also, high-quality design, cost-effectiveness and environmental awareness. They will also look at the context of each design and what it adds to the character of the surrounding neighbourhood.

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Gundry + Ducker’s The White Rabbit House won the Unique Character award in 2020. Photo: Andrew Meredith

Entries for the 2021 competition and programme are now closed. Sign up for the NLA newsletter for news about next year’s competition