Launched in 1948 in the same sitting of Parliament as the NHS to reward better municipal post-war rebuilding, then opened up to market sale homes in 1960 by Harold Macmillan.
The only Awards promoted by all 5 major professional institutions – RICS, RIBA, RTPI, Landscape Institute and Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.
Experts in their field, from planning to design, respected here in the UK and overseas.
Entry income is spent on assessment, then on showcasing ideas to government and industry though the website, not on 'gala' dinners.
Industry experts, government officials and enthusiasts make up our select judges.
"VELUX was founded on a similar principle to these awards – to create healthier indoor climates to improve the health of occupants – and so it is a great privilege to join with the Awards in partnership."
Throughout our 75-year history, our passion has been bringing healthy indoor environments using daylight and fresh air, and at the heart of this are homes which are well designed with the end-user in mind. These awards promote all that is good about housing design." - Neil Freshwater, VELUX.
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