Porotherm: Not just another brick in the wall

As a complete building solution, the Porotherm system offers properties and efficiencies that can be favourably compared to virtually every building fabric on the market.

Here are 5 reasons why Porotherm is the modern method of construction.

The laying speed of Porotherm is up to 4 times that of traditional concrete. A simple measure of productivity highlights the stark contrast between Porotherm and other methods – Porotherm is designed for maximum build efficiency resulting in blocks can be laid significantly faster.


In comparison to traditional block- work, Porotherm uses around 95% less water. In a typical 212m² building, concrete blocks will consume 1060 litres of water compared to just 72 litres for Porotherm.


Lighter & Safer
Porotherm blocks are generally lighter than concrete (optimum weight under 11kg) allowing workers to maintain steady production rates without the risk of injuries. Precision engineering means no sharp corners, reducing the risk of cuts.


The compressive strengths of Porotherm’s core range are typically 10 N/mm², so one block fits the majority of requirements. As a result, there is no need to keep multiple blocks on-site, reducing the risk of the wrong block being used in the wrong location.


More Efficient
Thermally efficient in helping to regulate variations in temperature; air-tightness is maximised with a parge coat or wet plaster.


Although the price per square metre of block-work is comparable to other masonry materials, the speed and efficiency that the Porotherm system offers on-site creates substantial savings in virtually every area.

The end result is a block walling system that is able to save both time and money throughout the build process, without compromising build quality or key sustainability criteria.

Learn more about the benefits of the Porotherm system here.

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