A House of Horrors, an Arch and The Ivy House were announced as the winning ‘builds’ in the #iBuiltThis2018 competition at a special awards ceremony at UK Construction Week last month.

This FIS competition promotes careers in construction, getting young people, the construction industry and the public to show how proud they are of their contribution to the UK built environment.

George Clarke, architect and host of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces, presented the winners and runners-up.

The winners were:
Hollie Baynes (pictured right) (13 and under category winner) for her submission, the House of Horrors.

Naomi Hamilton (pictured below right) (14 to 18 age category winner) for her entry, An Arch.

Jamie Hubbard (pictured above) (19 plus age category winner) for his entry, The Ivy House.

Iain McIlwee, chief executive of FIS, said: “The construction industry employs around 3.1 million people; that equates to one in ten people working in the UK.  But instead of it being a career of first choice, we seem all too often to drop down to being a last resort and this absolutely belies the truth.

“We want people to know that the UK construction industry is a power house for the economy and has something for everyone: a trade, a profession or perhaps a combination of both!

“We need the craftsmen, the tradesmen, the site workers, the surveyors, the designers, the engineers, the project managers and the digital experts who will help us to disrupt and develop the industry. This industry is evolving fast and we need the people to help us deliver world-class solutions that make the UK the best place in the world to live work and play.”

FIS will launch #iBuiltThis2019 at WorldSkills UK LIVE at the NEC 15-17 November.