Originally introduced in the 1960s, the Ideal Home Show Blue Ribbon Awards were re-launched in 2013 as a celebration of good design and innovation. Where sustainability is an issue high on all agendas, and the search for accessible and affordable homes that are well designed factors strongly in today’s society, the purpose of the Awards is to celebrate the ‘best blueprints for modern domestic living in Britain today’.

The Awards invite submissions from architects, designers, housing associations and property developers, offering the opportunity to receive a mark of excellence judged by an expert industry panel including Wayne Hemingway, George Clarke, RIBA president Stephen Hodder, House Beautiful editor Julia Goodwin and British Institute of Interior Design president Sue Timney.

The Awards have numerous categories, one of them being Ideal Conversion / Refurbishment of the Year Solo Project. The 2014 winner of this category was ‘Power House’ by Paul Archer Design. The timber cladding to the rear exterior was particularly striking, and a feature noted by the judges.

The judges also commented on the ‘excellent use of materials inside and out’, and indeed there was a large amount of timber used throughout the property. Some of this utilised crown cut oak veneered boards, which we here at Read Veneers were responsible for creating on behalf of B&A Woodworking.

Follow this link to view a full image gallery of the property inside and out. It’s certainly an interesting and striking house!

Information and images courtesy of:

B&A Woodworking

Blue Ribbon Awards

Paul Archer Design