Michelmersh Brick MBH MBH launches new BIM website

  Michelmersh Brick (MBH) - MBH launches new BIM website

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Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC
08 November 2012




08 November 2012



             Michelmersh Brick Holdings launches new BIM website



Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC ("MBH") announces that its Building Information
Modelling ("BIM") website (www.thebimstore.co.uk)  is operational, making  MBH 
the first  and only  brick  manufacturer to  have  responded promptly  to  the 
requirements of BIM.



The Government Construction Strategy,  published by the  Cabinet Office on  31 
May 2011, announced the Government's intention to require collaborative 3D BIM
(with  all  project  and  asset  information,  documentation  and  data  being 
electronic) on its projects of £5 million and over by 2016.



BIM describes the process  of designing a  building collaboratively using  one 
comprehensive system of computer models.  The process involves the  generation 
and management  of  information  rich,  digital  representation  of  both  the 
physical and  functional characteristics  of a  facility, enabling  a  virtual 
information model to be  passed down from the  design team to the  contractors 
and then on to the  owner or operator, creating  a single shared model,  which 
reduces information loss and provides an extensive range of information.



The MBH website provides the  BIM data for all  MBH products in formats  which 
suit the various software packages that are available for BIM. In addition  to 
our own BIM website, MBH data  will also be hosted on www.bimstore.co.uk,  the 
UK's leading database for BIM related information, on 3 December 2012.



Frank Hanna,  Director  of  MBH  commented:  "As  the  first  and  only  brick 
manufacturer in the UK to have  an operational BIM specification data base  we 
are proud to be leading the way in our sector. This only serves to enhance our
position as 'Britain's Brick Specialists' and win further brick  specification 
work as a result."



For further information:



Martin Warner, CEO, Michelmersh Brick Holdings               01442 870227
Stephen Morgan, Finance Director, Michelmersh Brick Holdings 0774 89 00286
Tom Griffiths, Westhouse Securities                          020 7601 6100
Jeremy Carey/Amy Walker, Tavistock Communications            020 7920 3150



Notes to Editors:

Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC is the holding company for Michelmersh Brick UK
Ltd, a business with seven leading market brands: Blockleys,Charnwood,
Dunton, Freshfield Lane,Hathern Terra Cotta, Michelmersh andTaperell Taylor.
These divisions operate within a fully integrated business combining the
manufacture of clay bricks, tiles and pavers. The Group also includes a
landfill operator, New Acres Limited, and seeks to develop future landfill and
development opportunities on ancillary land assets.



Established in 1997 by Martin Warner, Chief Executive and Eric Gadsden,
Chairman, the Company has grown through acquisition and organic growth into a
profitable, cash generative and asset rich business, producing approximately
70 million clay bricks, tiles and pavers per annum. MBH currently owns most of
the UK's premium manufacturing brands and is a leading specification brick and
clay paving manufacturer.



Recently MBH's products have been successfully used in projects such as the
extension of the Lutyens-designed, Grade II Listed, Henrietta Barnett School
in Hampstead Garden Suburb, the award-winning Holiday Inn Express in
Manchester and the contemporary Falmer Academy building in Brighton. We are
also suppliers to high value housing developers such as Berkeley and St James
Homes, delivering to key city regeneration projects such as Battersea Reach.



Further information on the Company can be found at www.mbhplc.co.uk



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