Don't Move, Improve!

Don’t Move, Improve! celebrates London’s best and most innovative home extensions and improvements.  The associated public programme of events and consultations provides free inspiration and advice for the capital’s homeowners and promotes the work of smaller architectural practices and designers. 

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Entries now open for Don’t Move, Improve! 2018

Enter your project into Don’t Move, Improve! 2018 to be recognised as one of London’s best and most innovative home extensions and improvements.

Don’t Move, Improve! 2017 Design Surgeries

Thinking of extending your home and looking for inspiration and tips on how to get started? Our free Design Surgeries give you the opportunity to discuss your home extension questions with a range of consultants in 25-minute one-to-one consultations.

Don’t Move, Improve! 2017 Winners

The Sunken Bath Project by Studio 304 Architecture has been crowned overall winner of the ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ 2017 awards, praised for its compelling design that created a new feature bathroom that cleverly extends from a terraced house - producing a unique and personal solution to London living.

Don’t Move, Improve! 2017 Shortlist

24 projects have been shortlisted for this year’s Don't Move, Improve! awards – showcasing London’s best and most innovative new home extensions

Don’t Move, Improve! 2017

NLA’s annual Don’t Move, Improve! competition celebrates London’s best-designed and most innovative new home extension projects

Don’t Move, Improve! 2016

Winning Projects 2016

33 projects have been shortlisted for Don't Move, Improve! showcasing some of the most innovative home extensions in London

Don’t Move, Improve! 2016

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

33 projects have been shortlisted for Don't Move, Improve! showcasing some of the most innovative home extensions in London

Don't Move Improve! 2014/15

Winners Announced

A timber-framed extension to a 1960’s estate in Gospel Oak designed by architects Maccreanor Lavington and a light-filled home in Bloomsbury designed by Stiff + Trevillion have been announced as overall winners of New London Architectureʼs fifth annual ʻDonʼt Move, Improve!ʼ awards to find Londonʼs best and most innovative new home improvements.

Don't Move, Improve! 2014/15

Shortlist Announced

Judging has now taken place, and we are pleased to announce that the following projects have been shortlisted:

Don't Move, Improve! 2013/14

Winners Announced

NLA, supported by the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID), Heal’s and RIBA London is once again running Don't Move, Improve! 2013 - a competition, now in its fourth year, to find the best and most innovative home extensions, small office conversions andinterior design in London.

Don't Move, Improve! 2013/14

Shortlist Announced

NLA, supported by the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID), Heal’s and RIBA London is once again running Don't Move, Improve! 2013 - a competition, now in its fourth year, to find the best and most innovative home extensions, small office conversions andinterior design in London

Don't Move, Improve! 2011/12

Winners Announced

This year 72 schemes were shortlisted, architects and homeowners from across Greater London were invited to submit their most innovative and well-designed home extension, interior design and small office conversion projects completed within the last three years.

Don't Move, Improve! 2010/11

Winners Announced

An NLA competition in its second year to find the capital's best designed and most innovative home extensions and small office conversions.

Don't Move, Improve! 2009/10

Winners Announced

There were 32 shortlisted and winning schemes, demonstrating a wide range of approaches to extending your home, including basement excavations, rooftop extensions, innovative mezzanine insertions, and entire retrofitting projects, which use a range of materials at a variety of budgets.