Ibstock DZine Tackles Social Housing
The ‘Living Spaces’ issue of DZine includes in-depth reviews of five housing projects from across the UK, each taking different approaches to design using brick.
One of the featured projects is the BDA Award Winning Bath House project in Barking, which forms part of Barking town centre’s programme of regeneration. It used Ibstock’s cheddar brown brick as part of the design, which created a vibrant finish that compliments the wider built environment of Barking Town Centre.
The DZine’s regular ‘Back to Basics’ feature in this issue looks at the history and technology behind rainscreen cladding, while the Technical Topic up for discussion is the discoloration of materials due to water saturation.
In addition, the magazine includes a special pull out supplement on the recent BDA Brick Awards, where Ibstock took home an incredible nine out of 14 accolades. The supplement takes a more detailed look at these award winning buildings, which illustrate real excellence in design and construction using brick.
A new regular feature has also been added to the magazine, each month the ‘Inspiration Gallery’ will take a look at the many different uses of brickwork in a variety of projects.
To receive a free subscription to Ibstock’s DZine, contact 0844 800 4578, or register online at http://www.ibstock.com.
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In 2009 Ibstock won 35 national awards for its innovative products and business practices. At the 2009 BDA Brick Awards, Ibstock won 9 awards, as well as the Supreme Award and was shortlisted for 46 projects in 13 categories.
The company was also awarded the apprentice of the year award for the second year running, won the Civic Award for Best Public Building at the British Ceramic Industry Awards, and won 9 awards at the Ceramic Industry Health and Safety Awards.
As the UK’s largest brick manufacturer, Ibstock invests heavily in ensuring a more sustainable future through its manufacturing, its communities and its products - over £55 million since 2003.
The company offers an unrivalled choice of almost 500 different competitively priced products in its extensive range, which includes prefabricated brickwork components, rainscreens and a diverse selection of special shaped bricks and pavers.
All Ibstock’s products are backed by its unique technical, design, stockist and site support services and comprehensive information - website and literature. Almost 200 years’ brick making experience is sustained by Ibstock’s national network of 22 factories and distribution centres.
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