IBSTOCK BRICK Leads the Way on the 2012 BDA Brick Award Shortlist

IBSTOCK BRICK dominates the Brick Development Associations' Brick Awards shortlist, which recognise excellence in design and construction in brick, with 43 nominations.

Ibstock, United Kingdom, August 29, 2011 --(PR.com)-- 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/

Andrew Halstead-Smith
01530 261999