David Clarke, Chris Shepperd (homeowner), Jenny Shepperd (homeowner), Simon Orrells (MD Frame Technologies), Sindhu Vee celebrate the win of Best Timber Frame Home at the 2021 Build It Awards

We’re honoured to have been crowned winners in the Best Timber Frame Home category at the 2021 Build It Awards.

Our nominated build, Gryphon House was awarded Best Timber Frame House against six other nominations.  Gryphon House is a stunning contemporary 5 bed, two-storey house set in a spectacular location in Warwickshire. The self-build used our TechVantage S timber frame system, a super insulated breathable closed panel system, which is of course unique to us at Frame Technologies.

The build was judged on overall design, efficiency, innovation and how the owners’ needs were addressed. The Build It Awards judges commended us for the contribution that we made to the final result by suggesting design and engineering improvements for a beautifully detailed self-build home.

Homeowners of Gryphon House, Chris and Jenny Shepperd worked with us to achieve large connected internal spaces, cantilevered balconies and a feature curved staircase; all built to Passivhaus air-tightness standards. You can read more about their build on our case study page here, or in our latest case study video on YouTube here.


What we had to say about the win

Simon Orrells, managing director of Frame Technologies said: “We’re thrilled to have won the Best Timber Frame Home category in this year’s Build It Awards. There was some tough competition and to get this recognition with such a beautiful, sustainable build really means the world to us. We work with self-builders across the country to create stunning, bespoke, energy-efficient timber frame homes and it’s an honour to be recognised for the work that we do in this way.

“Chris and Jenny wanted some specific design features in their build and knew these might prove difficult to achieve.  At Frame Technologies we love a design challenge and it was a privilege to overcome these and integrate them into the couple’s dream home. We’re delighted the judges appreciated the extent of the design and engineering challenges we overcame.”

Also talking on the win, Chris and Jenny Shepperd added: “We can’t believe that our forever home won the Best Timber Frame Home in these prestigious awards. It was a fantastic evening celebrating the self-build industry and we were honoured to support Frame Technologies at the event. We couldn’t have achieved our dream, energy efficient house without their invaluable input.

“At the start of our self-build journey we approached other timber frame suppliers, but Frame Technologies was the only one to offer the energy efficiency we required at the right price point, while also being incredibly flexible and accommodating in their approach. They pulled out every stop to deliver on time and paid incredible attention to detail and we think there is a lot of value in that level of service. We will always be so thankful to Frame Technologies that we’ve got a house that we love and does exactly what we wanted it to.”


About the awards

This year’s Build It Awards were held in a special ceremony on Friday 26 November at the Hilton Bankside London. We were thrilled to celebrate this win of Best Timber Frame Home with the owners of the home, Jenny and Chris Shepperd. We’ve always been extremely proud of this brilliant build, and to receive official recognition for this project is a fantastic honour.

We were thrilled to meet with other suppliers and contractors in the self-build industry, who like us, work year round with self-builders across the country to make dream buildings become a reality.

The Build It Awards recognise excellence across self-build suppliers, projects and services and bring together architects and manufacturers, as well as key industry figures in recognition of innovation and excellence in the custom and self-build home sector.


Get in touch

Congratulations to all fellow award winners and thank you once again to Build It for hosting such a brilliant evening.

At Frame Technologies, we design, manufacture and install a wide range of timber frame solutions, including our 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.

If you’d like to find out more about building your dream self-build with us, get in touch on enquiries@frametechnologies.co.uk