The BDA are delighted to announce that the 2022 Brick Awards are open for entries.
The Brick Awards differs from many other awards schemes, in that it is free to enter, and benefits from an exceptionally well-credentialled judging panel. As such, it has established a reputation as one of the industry’s most respected and well-attended events.
The Awards celebrate the best examples of clay brick in our built environment. Each year the awards attract the entry of exemplary projects from leading architects, housebuilders, developers, and contractors, across 18 hotly contested categories.
The Individual Housing Development category welcomes myriad design and build styles each year, from arts-and-crafts-inspired rural properties to contemporary urban in-fill projects. Single residential dwellings of any style may be entered into this category.
The Small Housing Development category welcomes new-build, private- and public-sector residential developments, sited in the UK, which comprise up to 25 units. These may include the residential element of a larger mixed-use project.
The Medium Housing Development category welcomes new-build, private- and public-sector residential developments, sited in the UK, which comprise between 26 and 100 units. These may include the residential element of a larger mixed-use project.
The Large Housing Development category welcomes new-build, private- and public-sector residential developments, sited in the UK, which comprise 101 units or more. These may include the residential element of a larger mixed-use project.
The Urban Regeneration category accepts Projects that represent the whole or part of, a major urban redevelopment and whose objective is regeneration, may be entered into this.
The House builder category brick is for builders of UK residential developments. The house builder must demonstrate outstanding contribution to the industry, evidenced by apprenticeships, training, quality assurance, sustainability and commitment to health and safety.
The Commercial category welcomes Projects intended for commercial use. Examples may include: offices, retail, leisure or industrial units and mixed-use schemes.
The Public category invites all Projects intended for public use.
Projects intended for use within primary, secondary, further or higher education may be entered into Educationcategory.
The Refurbishment category welcomes projects that refurbish all or a substantial part of an existing building.
Projects which demonstrate bricklayers’ exceptional skill and the highest level of craftsmanship may enter the Craftmanship category. We welcome all building types from sculptural work to large-scale brickwork detailing. This category is very much about recognising the contribution of the people who undertake the brickwork and is about the level of craftsmanship in application, rather than design.
The Innovation category welcomes Projects that demonstrate an innovative use of clay bricks or clay products either in design or application.
The Specialist brickwork contractors category requires two separate project examples must be submitted. Alongside outstanding craftsmanship, the contractor must demonstrate outstanding contribution to the industry, evidenced by apprenticeships, training, quality assurance, culture of pragmatism and, commitment to health and safety.
The Worldwide category accepts Projects that would otherwise be eligible for any one of our domestic categories but, which either use a non-BDA-member brick substantially or, which are sited outside of the UK.
There are also 4 awards that cannot be directly but are instead judged independently. These are Contractors Choice, Architects Choice, Sustainability and Supreme. The Sustainability award is brand new and has been added to reflect the intentions of the British brick manufactures and highlight the positive sustainable initiatives taking place within the industry.
Now in its 46th year, we encourage everyone who is passionate about the built environment to enter their brick projects. The prestigious Brick Awards ceremony will take place on the 10th of November at the Royal Lancaster Hotel. The evening is a great opportunity for the entire industry to come together and celebrate the beautiful possibilities of clay brick.