in 2014 van Ellen + Sheryn received a national award for the best oak framed house in the UK, from Build-it magazine. In 2015 we were shortlisted again, this time for the best timber framed house ( Hidden House in Ashburton ). Selected from many hundred applications, we attended the presentation at the Tower Bridge Hotel in London, to do battle with the other 5 nominees. Unfortunately on this occasion we were not successful, losing out to a kit builder from Germany. We did however manage to grab a photograph with Hugh Dennis, the compere, before losing ourselves in Covent Garden.