Wienerberger’s clay block walling system, Porotherm, has been specified for the construction of 23 sustainable properties, as part of Bristol City Council’s latest New Build Housing Programme.
The new housing development forms part of Bristol Local Authority’s five-year housing strategy for sustainable properties across the city.
Approximately 2,500m2 of Poroton blocks will be incorporated onto the Porotherm system at the site, which is expected to be worth £3.5 million. The project will involve the development of the second Passivhaus project that architect Gale & Snowden has specified Wienerberger products on.
The system was specified as a result of its success on a number of other pioneering developments including ten new homes built in Alpinton, Northfolk, as well as a McCarthy and Stone development of 32 homes in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire.
Porotherm is the only monolithic masonry system currently on the market and offers a number of benefits including faster laying, a strong hold, and thermal and acoustic efficiency.
The Bristol sustainable housing development is scheduled to be completed next summer.
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