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Surrey Building Control Awards 2023

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We are delighted to announce that entries to the Surrey Building Control Awards are open. The aim of these new awards is to recognise and reward some of the best projects and people Surrey’s Local Authority Building Control (LABC) teams have worked with in 2022.

Surrey LABC recognises that excellent working relationships between all members of a project team are one of the keys to its success - from submission of plans through to completion of work on site.

As local authority teams provide the building control service for the majority of building projects across Surrey, we see many great examples of the highest standards of work and levels of compliance with the building regulations. These awards celebrate local people who care passionately about the work they produce and who go above and beyond for their customers!

Know of a project or person that deserves to be nominated? Check out the categories below and how to enter, then submit your nomination.

Category Description
Best residential extension New domestic extension(s) increasing the footprint of a home or providing habitable space within the curtilage of the property
Best conversion/alteration of an existing home Creation of additional habitable space in a dwelling i.e. garage/cellar/loft conversion or outbuildings converted to office/leisure space
Best conversion of a single new home Conversion of a barn, retail/office space, industrial/commercial buildings or flats to a single dwelling
Best individual new home High quality one-off new builds including self-builds
Best non-residential new build Exceptional new commercial builds
Best sustainable project Show use of renewables, good design, running and lifecycle costs, low air leakage, SBEM etc
Best public or community building New build or extension to a building used for health, leisure, sports, tourism, defence, worship, transport, education
Best new housing development Private housing sites, including conversion of existing buildings into new homes - such as offices to flats
Best Local Authority Housing project Housing development project built for Surrey Local Authority
Best quality workmanship Best builder, designer, craftsperson who continually produces high quality work e.g. design, brickwork, carpentry
Best site manager A site manager who stood out, producing outstanding work on site with an excellent working relationship with the Surrey Building Control team.

The awards are free to enter, and nominations will close on Thursday 6 April 2023. Judging takes place in April and successful nominees are invited to a free awards presentation lunch hosted in Guildford on 11 May 2023.

Projects/people can be nominated for more than one category (please submit a new nomination form for each) and can be submitted by anyone involved in a project.

The project or person being nominated must show an excellent continuous working relationship with one or more of the Surrey LABC teams and projects must have been completed in 2022.


Stage in awards process

Monday 20 February 2023          

Entries open

Thursday 6 April 2023

Entries close

Mid April 2023

Judging takes place

11 May 2023

Free awards presentation lunch takes place


To enter the awards, submit the online form below where you will be asked to add your contact details and complete a few short questions relating to the project or person being nominated. In the case of a project, we will need you to attach 3-6 images in JPEG/PNG format showing the completed project and any interesting internal or external details.

Once your application has been submitted it will be forwarded to the relevant Building Control Manager for their endorsement before judging takes place in April.

Judging will be carried out by the Surrey Building Control Managers and will be a fair and equal process. A Highly Commended and a Winner's Award will be made for each category. All the successful nominees will then be invited to a free awards lunch in Guildford on 11 May when a formal presentation will be made.

Surrey Building Control Awards 2023 entry form

Guidance notes for completing the entry form

The nomination process is designed to be online, quick and simple. Whilst there is not a downloadable form, you can prepare your nomination prior to submitting the form using the information below. The nomination categories cover two broad areas - projects and people.

The form asks for:

  • Your details

  • Project location/Name and/or Person nominee details

  • 4 simple questions

  • Photographs (for project nominations)

The 4 questions for each of these are listed below (max 500 words):


  • When was the project completed?
  • Why should the project win?
  • If the project won, how would you describe it?
  • How did you work with the building control surveyor / team on the project?


  • Nominee details
  • How did you / they work with the building control surveyor / team on the project?
  • Why should this person win?
  • If the person won, how would you describe them?

Questions relating to making a nomination

If you have any questions about entering the Surrey Building Control Awards please either contact your LABC Manager or email: