South Staffordshire Housing Association (SSHA) has announced that it will be trialling Wienerberger’s e4 brick house™ concept. The Association will be carrying out a trial of the concept on a number of two-bedroomed homes under construction in the coming months.
The Association selected the e4 brick house™ for its environmental and sustainable credentials, as sustainability in construction is high on its list of priorities. Since the concept is founded on the use of high-efficiency building materials, which create homes that are efficient, desirable and economical, the e4 brick house™ concept met SSHA’s strict criteria to ensure it sets the highest standard of ecological sustainability.
Neil Woodfield, Development Officer at SSHA, commented: “The e4 brick house™ revolves around four central principles of Economy, Energy, Environment and Emotion. Those principles help us to achieve our goals of building affordable, energy efficient and sustainable homes, which allow for a higher quality of living.”
Richard Brown, Category Marketing Manager at Wienerberger, commented: “We are delighted that South Staffordshire Housing Association is trialling the e4 brick house™. The four pillars of the e4 house will create a new benchmark for the future of sustainable homes and it is great to see confidence growing in the concept amongst the social housing sector.”
Founded in Vienna in 1819, Wienerberger is a leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations. In the UK Wienerberger has four showrooms, 22 factories and six distribution depots, with its head office in Cheadle, Cheshire. Worldwide, it has 223 plants in 30 countries and employs 13,600 people.
Offering in excess of 1,000 products, Wienerberger’s range includes the Terca and Porotherm brands as part of its wall category, Sandtoft as part of its roof category and Penter as part of its paving category, providing a wide range of building material solutions.
SSHA is a rural housing association with 6,000 affordable homes in and around South Staffordshire. SSHA is part of the Housing Plus Group.