The Barratt Zed House
Location: University of Salford Campus, Manchester
Brick Manufacturer: Forterra
Brick Name: Butterley Blue Smooth
Architect: Barratt Homes
Brickwork Contractor: Barratt Homes
About the project
“Barratt have done a fantastic job of considering the sustainability of the materials as well as how the entire project performs.”
Zed House has been constructed using the latest building methods incorporating Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), such as closed panel timber frames with highly insulated cladding, factory fitted windows and off-site panelised masonry groundfloor wall panels, reducing the need for bricklayers and the time it takes to build by half. And it includes the most modern sustainable housing technology such as an air source heat pump, EV charging points, PV solar panels and battery storage.
Sponsored by Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC
As Britain’s Brick Specialists, Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC unites the best in clay traditions. The Group represents seven of the most recognised premium brands across the UK and Europe: Blockleys, Carlton, Charnwood, Floren.be, Freshfield Lane, Hathern Terra Cotta and Michelmersh, producing over 125 million handmade and machine-made clay bricks and pavers annually. Using modernised production methods that emphasise sustainable building solutions and adhere to the most stringent production requirements, Michelmersh guarantees high quality product standards with a low ecological footprint.