Wienerberger has opened its first e4 brick house™ at BRE’s prestigious Innovation Park. Lord John Prescott opened the house as part of the park’s 10th anniversary celebrations.
The official opening was attended by dignitaries including Noble Francis, economics director at the Construction Products Association and Richard Lupo, Senior Sustainability Consultant at Sustainable Homes, and provided a platform for discussion around the need for more affordable, sustainable homes in the UK.
The Wienerberger e4 brick house on the Innovation Park utilises a fabric first approach using a clay building envelope to deliver a house with reduced energy needs, meaning lower running costs for the home owner. It is also the first to be assessed to BRE’s new Home Quality Mark, which was launched earlier this year.
Richard Brown, category marketing manager at Wienerberger and project lead for e4, said: “We were delighted to open the first e4 brick house in the UK this week with Lord John Prescott. The house represents a big step in terms of sustainable building, and we are looking forward to promoting the principles of Wienerberger’s e4 concept, as well as building sustainably with clay as a way to combat the housing crisis.”