PRESTEIGNE-based Frame Technologies has been crowned a winner at the 2020 Build It Awards, securing the accolade in the ‘Best Self Build for Under £250k’ category.

Frame Technologies put forward Birchfield, a three bedroom, two-storey cottage located in Hereford. The custom-designed timber-frame home spans across a plot of 160m2, offering an open-plan living space.

The category looked for high-quality self-build homes that represent great value for money and make the best use of the budget available, all while achieving the homeowner’s requirements.

Homeowner of Birchfield, Leanne Player, drew up a strict budget at the start of the project to keep costs low. Working with Frame Technologies, Leanne managed to build a high-quality contemporary home to meet her exact needs for a total build cost of around £170,000.

Simon Orrells, managing director of Frame Technologies, said: “We’re over the moon to have won this category in the Build It Awards and get this recognition.

“We work with people across the country to build beautiful, bespoke, energy-efficient homes, and we do so through the provision of sustainable, structurally-stable and precision-engineered timber frame, all while being cost-effective.

“Some people view self-build as being prohibitively expensive but Birchfield challenges this notion and shows how a self-builder has managed to build a home that meets their exact needs and lifestyle while keeping the costs low.”

Leanne said: “Frame Technologies was one of the first companies we approached for the timber frame and their prompt response, quick turnaround time and helpful staff made the decision to work with them very easy.

“To live in a house I designed and built, and enjoy the rewards of the hard graft and hard decision-making, is the dream.”

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s Build It Awards were announced in a special online ceremony on November 27. The awards recognise excellence across self-build suppliers, projects and services and bring together architects, manufacturers as well as key industry figures in recognition of innovation and excellence in the custom and self-build home sector.

Frame Technologies designs, manufactures and installs a wide range of timber frame solutions, including its innovative TechVantage™ systems. The systems deliver exceptional, energy efficient buildings, with the capability of exceeding building regulations to deliver Passivhaus performance, if the brief demands it. They are available as full design, supply and erect packages or supply only, and include engineered timber products and roof systems.