Wienerberger, the leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations, has donated a selection of roof tiles and pavers to a Habitat for Humanity development in Toxteth, Liverpool, as part of its partnership with the international development charity. Since the two organisations started working together last year, Wienerberger has donated products for two blocks of houses on the development.
Donating its Hannover Buff Brindle clay pavers, the Chamfered Pavers will allow for continuity between schemes to be achieved. For the pedestrian ways, the pavers will be used in flexible pavements with sand beds and joints, and an enhanced bond pattern will be achieved with a finish that clearly defines each paver’s shape. Wienerberger’s Calderdale Slate roof tiles have also been donated, a cost-effective concrete tile, which gives a slate-like appearance with all the benefits of modern interlocking tile design.
Liverpool Habitat for Humanity has recently partnered with leading national housing and care provider, The Sanctuary Group, which operates throughout England and Scotland, to develop the remaining 23 houses on site in six phases over the next two and a half years. Previously, nine homes within the development had been completed by the charity.
Construction is in progress on the next seven homes; of these three are almost complete and work has started on the other four.
Liza Parry, Executive Director at Liverpool Habitat for Humanity, commented:
“We very much rely on volunteer labour and donations of cash, materials and gifts in kind to keep our construction costs down, so the help being provided by Wienerberger is invaluable. Their generosity and that of others like them means we can continue to provide low-cost housing for families who otherwise could not afford to get onto the property ladder. In addition our home partners spend 500 hours working on site – known as ‘sweat equity’ – which counts as a £10,000 deposit towards their home.”
Elaine Liversidge, Category Marketing Manager for Roof and Paving at Wienerberger, commented:
“We are delighted to be involved in the partnership with Habitat For Humanity in the UK, and to be in a position to help provide new homes for disadvantaged families to strengthen their quality of life and help them live free from poverty, fear and neglect. We look forward to continue being involved with Liverpool Habitat for Humanity and working with the team to provide both products and technical know-how.”