Porotherm, Wienerberger’s clay block walling system has been specified for an innovative Passivhaus project in Norwich, which will see 14 residential properties built to the standard.
The project has been commissioned by Norwich City Council to promote the Passivhaus standard, which is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the UK. The Passivhaus standard’s aim is to promote the building of houses that have an excellent thermal performance and exceptional airtightness with mechanical ventilation.
Porotherm has been specified for the project as an efficient alternative to other building materials such as timber, concrete or light steel frames. The Porotherm blocks comply with the Passivhaus standards by offering a high thermal performance, exceptionally fast and virtually dry construction, plus high strength and thermal efficiency.
Richard Brown, Category Marketing Manager for Wall at Wienerberger, commented: “To supply products and support the development of Passivahaus standard properties is a great testament to the Porotherm product. It adheres to the necessary standard to help provide an innovative low energy building and we are proud to be part of this new development in Norwich.”
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