Jewson Making Better Homes Awards 2024 WINNER Munoz House for “Best Building Fabric in a Project”

Munoz House WINNER of Best Building Fabric in a Project

Created to recognise the tradespeople who are working hard to create energy efficient, safe and comfortable homes, the Making Better Homes Awards received a wealth of entries from up and down the country. After the voting closed, the entries with the three highest scoring projects in each category were announced at the Jewson Live on Tour – NEC Birmingham.

We are thrilled to announce that Munoz House has been awarded the Best Building Fabric First in a Project of the Year award 2024 by Jewson. Thank you to everyone who voted for us and to the esteemed judges who selected Munoz House as the winner. Your support means a lot to us. This recognition has left us feeling overwhelmed and delighted. Winning this award showcases our commitment to excellence in sustainable construction. We hope that our achievement inspires you to prioritize sustainability and make conscious choices for the future. Once again, thank you for your continued support in Munoz House's journey to creating better homes. We are excited for what lies ahead.

Munoz House | Self Build Passive Home

SIP Build UK were tasked with creating a highly insulated and airtight building envelope using Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs), for a customer based in Colchester. The panels ensure minimal heat transfer, reducing the need for excessive heating or cooling, meaning the customer could benefit from a reduction in energy loss through the walls and enjoy optimal thermal performance. Munoz House Case Study >

“We are immensely proud of the Munoz House project in Colchester, as it exemplifies the perfect synergy between energy efficiency and aesthetic balance. We entered the awards to showcase our dedication to quality, efficiency, and sustainability in the construction industry, and we view this award not just as an achievement, but as a responsibility to our customers and the environment in making better homes. “We remain committed to providing high quality building fabric solutions that exceed expectations, while also reducing our carbon footprint. We look forward to sharing our passion for sustainable construction with everyone.”

       Client and owner of this amazing home states:

The whole project goes down to my core values as a person, I want to be part of the solution, rather than being part of the problem. I know that we have destroyed the planet for so long that it’s time for us to go back and rethink and say how can we live better? How can we live more sustainably and how can we leave a better planet than I encountered myself? For me, the driver is that I am living and working in a way that I feel comfortable with - knowing that I am not polluting and am helping the planet.

Ariel view of Munoz House a self build passive house in Colchester

Matthew Handley said of SIP Build UK’s project:

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"Its fantastic to win the Jewson’s Building Better Homes Award. Working with Jay and his team on this project from a very early stage helped everyone ensure that Jays dream Passive Haus Certified SIP home project was a success. To see Jay and his family now living in and enjoying the benefits of a Passive SIPs home is something that the SBUK team are extremely proud of so to win this award makes the project even more special. A shining example of building with SIPs to deliver a fabric first, thermally efficient home." "

       Munoz House | SIPs Self Build Passive Home

External view of Munoz House nominated for best building fabric in a project by sip build uk

Sitting on the judging panel of Making Better Homes Awards 2024 were Gavin Crane, CEO for Band of Builders, Nicola De Sousa, Central Director for the Federation of Master Builders, Matthew Handley, Category Innovation Manager at Jewson, and Chris Pearman, Regional Sales Manager at Build Aviator.

“This high energy efficiency build is a great example of how modern methods of construction such as SIPs can add exceptional value to a project. The fabric-first approach, couple with a high specification use of renewables, has delivered a wonderful living space.”