Solo Timber Frame Launches Dream House Competition for Kids During Lockdown

Solo Timber Frame Launches Dream House Competition for Kids During Lockdown

A self build timber frame specialist has launched a fun competition for children bored during the UK-wide lockdown. Solo Timber Frame has challenged kids who find themselves at home due to the school closure to design their dream home, with a winner picked every Monday until classrooms open up later this year.

The winner will receive a £25 high street voucher, which Solo Timber Frame encourages families to use to support local, independent businesses with an additional £25 donated to the winner’s charity of choice. The first competition winner was picked this week from the first batch of submissions and asked that their charitable donation be made to a local rabbit rehoming rescue centre.

Chris Davenport, MD of Solo Timber Frame, said, “The inspiration for the competition really was to give children who can’t go to school something fun to do that would spark their imagination and give them a creative outlet. The sky is the limit when it comes to creating a dream home and some of the submissions we have seen so far have been amazing.

“We wanted to use the competition to also give something back so hit on the idea of a gift voucher and charitable donation for the winner. We hope that makes a difference to local good causes and small, independent businesses.”

Based in East Sussex with secondary offices in Oxford and Norfolk, Solo Timber Frame works with self builders, independent property developers, architects and construction companies around the country. It delivers a wide range of timber frame housing solutions ranging from garages and stables to apartments, bungalows and luxurious grand designs.

To help budding young designers create their own dream home, Solo Timber Frame has also put together printable floor plans which can be printed off at home and coloured in. Kids can create their dream home design from any medium, including pencil and paper, play dough, Lego and cardboard boxes. Mum and dad can then take a picture of the finished creation and email to the Solo Timber team, send via social media or even post to HQ.

Winning entries will be showcased on the Solo Timber Frame website and social media channels.

Davenport adds, “Whether your child wants a giant play room at the centre of your house, a pony to live in the front room or an en suite skateboard park, the crazier the better!”

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