CHRISTMAS has come early for one Herefordshire company, who have taken home a coveted industry award.

Swainshill-based oak frame building specialist Oakwrights fought off stiff competition to be named winner of the Best Sustainable Technology or Product and Best Oak Frame Home categories at this year’s Build It Awards.

The awards are an annual celebration of excellence in the building industry, recognising innovation and excellence in the custom and self-build home sector.

Owner Tim Crump said: “We’re continually inspired to bring our customers dreams to life, and look forwards to providing many more fantastic self-build projects with our cutting edge WrightWall and WrightRoof natural encapsulation systems.

"This is our fourth award win in the past three months, having recently won the Herald Property Awards and the Daily Telegraph Homebuilding and Renovating Awards with our Kilpatrick property, and it's a remarkable achievement to take with us into 2020".