Building Better Communities returns for 2016

Nominate your project at or via Jewson Facebook page at
Nominate your project at or via Jewson Facebook page at
Nominate your project at or via Jewson Facebook page at

Jewson has opened nominations for its 2016 Building Better Communities competition, which seeks to transform community projects across Great Britain.

Following its successful launch in 2015, the competition has returned with a mammoth £250,000 prize fund and now needs tradespeople to put forward their ideas for local building projects that are in need of a helping hand.

This year, applicants can choose to nominate a project for either the main prize of a £150,000 building transformation, or a share of a £100,000 regional prize fund, where they can ask for anything from £500 to £10,000 to spend on building materials.

Tradespeople have until April 29, 2016, to nominate their project at or via Jewson Facebook page at

A new addition for 2016 is the top £150,000 prize, which will see one project receive a transformation using the Saint-Gobain My Comfort building principles.

Recognising that we spend around 90% of our time inside, the My Comfort approach focuses on creating buildings that are warm, quiet, well-lit and have good air quality, providing comfort for the people who use them and supporting the environment.

David Fenton, marketing director at Jewson, commented: “Up and down the country, we know there are community buildings that are, quite simply, cold, dark, damp and noisy places to be. As part of our 2016 Building Better Communities campaign, we need your help in finding these spaces and giving them a well-deserved transformation.

“We want to take these building horrors and turn them into warm, inviting and efficient spaces that the whole community can enjoy. New for 2016, we’ve upped the prize fund to a quarter of a million pounds, and made it easier for the community to get the exact support they need for their project.”

A number of suppliers have committed to supporting Building Better Communities 2016, including British Gypsum, Marshalls, VELUX, Polypipe and Tarmac.

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