A little while ago we kicked off a competition to find Britain’s Best Young Builder – the kids with the keenest architectural eye, the best on-site savvy, and the biggest building block ambitions. We set out to find some truly awesome building potential – and reward it – to make sure the talents of Britain’s young builders are encouraged for years to come.
The winner will receive the awesome Jungle Gym Mansion – complete with swings, slides, ladders, balconies and more. We had dozens of entries, with great displays of building prowess all around. It was a tough job, but we’ve finally narrowed it down to five finalists. Our MKM building experts will be picking a winner, with Britain’s Best Young Builder announced on Monday 28th September.
Let’s take a look at the finalists, shall we?
The Mighty Pallet Bench
“This is a bench my nephew made out of old pallets. It took him two weeks and it was even strong enough to sit on. He loves to build and make things out of anything he can get his hands on. Proper little builder!”
Definitely some impressive tool usage here from young builder Tyler in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire – very industrious too! We love the upcycling instinct on display.
“This ‘eco-friendly den to observe the sky’ designed by Victor (aged 8) has mirrored side panels to reflect its surroundings, and a transparent orange roof to give a nice glow while inside. It is energy-sufficient and has a giant telescope to observe the stars.”
Amazing work from Victor, who lives in Belgravia in London. Seriously clever stuff, and exactly the smarts we need for the buildings of the future.
The Lamp of Heroes
“My ten year old grandson made this bedside table lamp by gluing all his toys and figures in different shapes, and then sprayed it in his favourite Spiderman colours.”
Very cool combination of construction skills and artistic vision – we can see a career in the stranger side of interior design ahead here!
The Adventurers’ Hideout
“Building log forts is the best fun my kids have. It lets them get messy, get back to nature, and unlocks their creativity – not to mention fun too. They just love building and never tire from it.”
We got plenty of log fort entries but this was by far the most impressive – a fort any Wild Thing would be proud to head back to after a wild rumpus.
The Dream Castle
“All her own creation. Not bad for five!”
Great stuff – Mia from St. Ives in Cornwall has really brought her vision to life here. Just imagine what she’ll be able to achieve when she can think a bit bigger, and apply for planning permission!
So who will be crowned Britain’s Best Young Builder? Best check back on the 28th to find out!