CIOB Art of Building Competition – My entry

Refurbishment, Portsmouth

Metal cladding

Building Interior

The one that didnt make it

Entries are now closed for the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) annual Art of Building photography competition

You can find out all about this competition at

So why did I enter these three images?

Well I am a member of the CIOB.

And refurbishment is not as glamorous as funky new builds.

So I decided to submit some images which reflect this vital area of construction, the refurbishment sector.

All three images were taken from a commercial shoot in Portsmouth, Hampshire, where a major refurbishment is under way.

I wanted the first image to show the scale of refurbishment, and this panoramic shot shows the overall scale of the buiilding being worked on, plus an amount of the intial works.

The second shot is a construction detail close up, showing the Metsec being fitted to the existing rendered panels. THis metal sub-frame will have insulation then external cladding applied to it, and contains the new windows.

The third image is to be honest my favourite.

The internal, before shot. This sums up construction for me – this is the human side of refurbishment, and the need to do it.

Image 4 didn’t make it……

So not the most glamorous of entires, but I am happy with my selection of images and the reasons why I submitted them.

So keep an eye out to see what happens!

I am a constrution photographer based in Dorset covering Bournemouth, Poole, Sandbanks, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey and London.

Check out my website at to find out all about my construction photography work.

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Rick McEvoy

I am Rick McEvoy, an architectural and construction photographer living and working in the South of England. I create high quality architectural photography and construction photography imagery of the built environment for architects and commercial clients. I do not photograph weddings, families, small people or pets - anything that is alive, moves or might not do as I ask!! I am also the creator of the Photography Explained Podcast, available on all major podcast providers. I have a blog on my website where I write about my work and photography stuff. Rick McEvoy ABIPP, MCIOB

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