The awards also has a new Gold Sponsor – leading social housing repairs and maintenance provider the Mears Group.

Anyone involved in a UK-based wood project is invited to enter the competition and has until May 25 to submit their applications.

The Wood Awards recognises, encourages and promotes outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood in projects throughout the UK, with a shortlist being announced in July and the winners unveiled at the Wood Awards ceremony on November 20 at Carpenters’ Hall in London.

The shortlisted projects will be on display at the ceremony and during the London Design Festival in September.

“Every year the call for entries for the Wood Awards cast its net ever wider and deeper, as the new wave of enthusiasm for working with wood gathers pace,’ said judge Stephen Corbett of Green Oak Carpentry.

“Years ago, timber buildings and furniture were the pre-eminent choice – now it is clear that their time has come around again, presenting enormous opportunities for our foremost architects and designers.”