Ibstock Brick Leads the Way on the 2012 BDA Brick Award Shortlist

Top Quote Ibstock Brick dominates the Brick Development Associations Brick Awards shortlist, which recognise excellence in design and construction in brick, with 43 nominations. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 26, 2011 - With over 50% of shortlisted projects featuring the company's bricks, Ibstock Brick (http://www.ibstock.com) has once again dominated the Brick Development Association's (BDA) Brick Awards shortlist, taking home a massive 43 nominations.

    The celebrated awards, which recognise excellence in design and construction using brick, received a phenomenal 200 entries this year - the highest number of entries received since its launch 32 years ago.

    An incredible 48 of projects using Ibstock bricks have been shortlisted in an impressive 13 of the 15 categories including Best International Project, Innovative Use of Brick and Clay Products, Best Refurbishment and Renovation Project, and Specialist Brickwork Contractor of the Year.

    Andrew Halstead-Smith, marketing manager at Ibstock, commented on the news: "The BDA Brick awards is one of the most widely respected awards in the building industry so it's great to see that once again we have been recognised so enthusiastically, further proving that we are the number one choice for specifiers and architects looking to create award winning buildings.

    "We have enjoyed tremendous success over the years and these fantastic results are testament to our extremely diverse range, unbeatable value and un-rivalled quality, not to mention our industry leading technical service, support and design advice, which combined allow architects and specifiers to bring their designs to life and really push the boundaries of contemporary building design."

    The categories for which Ibstock has been shortlisted are:
    Best Craftsman Award
    Best Education Building
    Best Housing Development - 1 to 5 units
    Best Housing Development - 26 units or more
    Best Housing Development - 6 to 25 units
    Best International Project
    Best Outdoor Space
    Best Public Building
    Best Refurbishment and Renovation Project
    Innovative Use of Brick and Clay Products
    Specialist Brickwork Contractor of the Year
    Volume Housebuilding Award
    Best Commercial Building

    The Awards will be held at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, London on Wednesday 2nd November.

    For further information on the BDA awards, visit: http://www.brick.org.uk/brick-awards/2011-awards/

    At the 2010 BDA Brick Awards, Ibstock swept the board, taking home an impressive six awards, twice as many as any other brickmaker. As well as winning the Supreme Award and Best Public Building for the Olympic Substation, the company was shortlisted for 40 projects across 14 categories. The 2011 awards have seen Ibstock shortlisted for 39 projects across 13 categories - taking home a significant 43 nominations in total.

    The leading brickmaker was also awarded the highly coveted 'Brick and Block Supplier of the Year' award at this year's National Buying Group (NBG) Supplier 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.

    Bolstering its commitment to sustainable business, Ibstock has also become the first UK brick manufacturer to be awarded a 'very good' rating for the responsible sourcing standard, BES 6001, which now applies to all of its brickworks across the UK.

    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 300 years' brick making experience is sustained by Ibstock's national network of 22 factories and distribution centres.


    For further press information contact/reader enquires:
    Nikki Poyser, IAS B2B Marketing, Clarence Mill, Clarence Road, Bollington, Cheshire, SK10 5JZ. Tel: 01625 578 578 Fax: 01625 578 579, email nicola.poyser ( @ ) iasb2b dot com dot

    For further product/technical information, contact:
    Ibstock Brick at Leicester Road, Ibstock, Leicestershire, LE67 6HS. Tel: 01530 261999 Fax: 01530 257457.

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