Wienerberger has announced that the first e4 brick house™ will be officially opened on 16th June by Lord John Prescott at BRE’s Innovation Park, as part of the park’s 10th anniversary celebrations.
The home will be the first to be assessed to BRE’s new Home Quality Mark, which was launched earlier this year at Ecobuild, and the official opening will offer guests the opportunity to visit the house, which is the first e4 brick house to be built in the UK. The house utilises a fabric first approach using a clay building envelope and the concept can be used for a wide range of sizes and typologies.
The e4 brick house is a fully costed design concept that intends to revolutionise the UK housing market. Working alongside global engineering and design consultancy ARUP, the e4 brick house was created according to four founding principles: Economy, Energy, Environment and Emotion.
The official opening will also boast presentations from key industry spokespeople about the housing crisis in the UK.
Richard Brown, category marketing manager at Wienerberger and project lead for e4, said: “We are very much looking forward to officially opening the first e4 brick house to be built in the UK. This will be the public’s first opportunity to see the new home and to learn how it is built according to the new Home Quality Mark. The e4 brick house represents a big step in terms of sustainable building, and we are looking forward to promoting the principles of e4, as well as building sustainably with clay as a way to combat the housing crisis.”