Wienerberger celebrates Housing Innovation Awards win

Brick specialist Wienerberger is celebrating after its e4 Brick House won Most Innovative New Product at the Housing Innovation Awards 2016.

The Housing Innovation Awards, now in its fifth year, celebrates the pioneering spirit of the housing sector and highlights examples of inventive and original schemes and services.

The Wienerberger e4 Brick House was developed to address the need for affordable, sustainable housing in the UK.  Designed in conjunction with global engineering and design consultancy, ARUP, the model focuses on the four pillars of Wienerberger’s global e4 concept – energy, economy, environment and emotion. It utilises a fabric first approach, using a clay building envelope to deliver a house with reduced energy needs, meaning lower running costs for the occupier.

Annette Forster, Director of Marketing commented: “We are really pleased that the Wienerberger e4 brick house won the award for Most Innovative New Product at the Housing Innovation Awards. Our e4 brick house is about building better homes and using new and more efficient ways to achieve this. This award win is great recognition that we are on the right path and a fantastic reward for everyone who has been involved in the development of the project over the past three years.”