Brickmaker Wienerberger is to develop an innovative concept house demonstrating affordable, low-energy living. Its e4 brick house™ is to be built at BRE’s Innovation Park in Watford early next year.
Designed in conjunction with consultant ARUP, the e4 brick house™ model focuses on the four pillars of Wienerberger’s global e4 concept: energy, economy, environment and emotion. The three bedroom detached demonstration house adopts a fabric first approach, and will have a clay building envelope. It will be built to the new environmental housing standard that BRE is currently developing.
The build will begin in January, and the house is scheduled to open in April.