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WhatHouse? Awards 2024


Book your seats today for the 44th WhatHouse? Awards

This year the WhatHouse? Awards will be landing on a leap year, as such we will be offering the first 20 tables booked and paid for in February at the same price as the previous leap year, meaning a saving of over £1000! Don't miss out and book now by contacting Derek Smith with the link below!

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WhatHouse? Awards 2024 – the oscars of the housebuilding industry - now in their 44th year and renowned as the most prestigious accolades in new homes.

A WhatHouse? award is a highly respected symbol of prestige and excellence, giving winners the ultimate sales and marketing edge over their competitors and reassuring buyers they are purchasing from Britain’s best housebuilders.

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WhatHouse? Awards 2023: The Winners Announced

The Hill Group won the most coveted prize in British housebuilding at the 2023 What House? Awards, powered by myenergi and presented by comedian Ed Gamble at a glittering gala lunch at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House hotel in London on Friday.

Hill won Housebuilder of the Year and also collected eight other awards – a stunning achievement by the company, based in Waltham Abbey, Essex – including Gold for Best Large Housebuilder and two Golds for its Rubicon development in Cambridge in the Best Development and Best Exterior Design categories.

“Exceptional homes and the flourishing communities we create are the result of the dedication and passion of our team,” said The Hill Group founder and chairman Andy Hill.

Weston Homes retained its Best Medium Housebuilder title, as well as winning Gold for Best Sustainable Development, while Best Small Housebuilder Gold went to Horgan Homes, based in the West Midlands.

It was an extraordinary day too for heritage developer City & Country, who took all three awards in the Best Renovation category, as well as Gold for Best Luxury House, winning seven awards in total.

Other Winners

Other Gold winners were Apo (Best Build to Rent Developer), Churchill Retirement Living (Best Retirement Home Developer), Yorkshire Country Properties (Best Starter Home), One Housing (Best House), Hibau (Best Smart Home), Wedgewood Homes (Best Apartment Scheme), Orbit and Wates (Best Partnership Scheme), Octagon (Best Luxury Development), Battersea Power Station (Best Mixed-Use Development), Countryside Partnerships and Taylor Wimpey Central London (Best Regeneration Scheme), Canary Wharf Group (Best Interior Design) and Redrow (Best Public Realm).

The Awards, in front of an audience of 1,400 housebuilding industry professionals and guests, were hosted by one of the UK’s most popular comedians Ed Gamble, co-creator of the chart-topping podcast Off Menu with James Acaster, a regular team captain on BBC’s Mock the Week and a judge on the BBC’s Great British Menu.

“It was a magnificent celebration of the very best new homes in Britain. The quality of the entries, yet alone the winners, was quite exceptional – testimony to industry excellence, with some great housebuilders and developments just missing out on awards this year,” said Rupert Bates, editorial director of What House? and Show House magazine.

“Once again, the What House? Awards were the day the new homes flag flies highest. Many congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to all our sponsors and judges and everybody who attended the biggest day in the housebuilding calendar.”

Read the Judges Report

See all 2023 Winners



See all 2023 Winners

Read the full Judges Report

The WhatHouse? Awards Gala Luncheon
Friday 17th November 2023

WhatHouse? Award Categories 2023

1. Housebuilder of the Year
2. Best Large Housebuilder
3. Best Medium Housebuilder
4. Best Small Housebuilder
5. Best Build to Rent Developer
6. Best Retirement Home Developer
7. Best Starter Home Scheme
8. Best House
9. Best Smart Home
10. Best Apartment Scheme
11. Best Luxury House
12. Best Renovation 13. Best Development
14. Best Partnership Scheme
15. Best Luxury Development
16. Best Mixed Use Development
17. Best Sustainable Development
18. Best Regeneration Scheme
19. Best Interior Design
20. Best Exterior Design
21. Best Public Realm


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