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The George Clarke Medal

in association with The National Home Improvement Council

Inaugurated in 2018 The George Clarke Medal will recognise and celebrate the UK’s best architect designed home refurbishment / conversion or renovation schemes and is to be awarded annually in association with the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) to the architect(s) recognized for the year’s most outstanding home transformation.

It will demonstrate best practice and have resonance with UK homeowners, inspiring them to tackle home transformation projects using architects and SME builders adhering to strict standards and regulations.

The Medal will challenge conventional practice and champion innovation in home transformation, evidencing how social and technological aspirations can be achieved by intelligent design specifying new methods and materials that exploit the latest technical developments. The George Clarke Medal will provide an archive of exemplar schemes that will inspire all involved in the transformation of our homes.

The George Clarke Medal will be presented annually at the National Home Improvement Council Awards in London. This year’s presentation will be held at the Gladstone Library, One Whitehall Place, Westminster, at a Black Tie Event on Thursday 22 November.

Image: Chris Dyson Architects’ award winning Clerkenwell Cooperage

“I am delighted and honoured that this Medal has been founded in my name as I am totally committed to championing design excellence in all areas of home improvement. In association with the NHIC our aim is to influence both the home improvement sector and the general public in the direction of better design. There is huge public interest in housing, yet the government strategy remains stoutly focused on the need to build more new homes, instead of also realizing the opportunities which will arise for community transformation and social mobility through home improvement and renovation, particularly when one considers the implications of the recent findings of around 11,000 UK homes remaining vacant for more than two years. Hopefully The Medal will give greater profile to the home improvement sector and attain the repute and profile now enjoyed by the respected Manser Medal which recognizes and rewards bespoke one-off new home design excellence and the talent of younger practitioners, many of whom launch their careers with domestic projects”.

George Clarke
BA (Hons), UCL Dip (Hons), RIBA, ARB, RICS, CIOB, DA (Hons), DTech (Hons), DCL (Hons).

“The National Home Improvement Council and its members are proud to be working alongside George Clarke in the creation of this prestigious Medal. We have been championing excellence in the home improvement and renovation sector for over 40 years and now more than ever we believe is the time to inspire householders to tackle home improvement projects. The Medal and the schemes presented will further endorse our quest for best practice in all aspects of home improvement”

Anna Scothern
Chief Executive
National Home Improvement Council

In association with the National Home Improvement Council

FOR THE BEST HOUSE
TRANSFORMATION/RENOVATION/REFURBISHMENT
IN THE UK

designed by a registered architect and completed in the past three years

As the judges are looking for the best of the best, include anything that you feel presents your design in the very best light.

ENTRY FORM

There is no limit to how many schemes may be entered.

(All sections must be completed where relevant) 

Closing date for receipt of entries: Friday 27 July

Initially all entries will be assessed on the basis of the hard copy submission.

The long list will then be visited by the judges to determine the winner.

CHECK LIST

Before you enter, please ensure you have the following details to hand:

  1. FULL POSTAL ADDRESS OF HOUSE ENTERED FOR THE MEDAL
  2. FULL NAME AND ADDRESS OF ARCHITECT / PRACTICE
  3. DATE OF PRACTICAL COMPLETION
  4. CONTRACT VALUE
  5. DESCRIPTION OF THE HOUSE (up to 500 words)
  6. PHOTOGRAPHER’S DETAILS