Used for thousands of years in construction worldwide, clay remains the most sustainable solution for modern buildings. Its natural properties means that it provides a complete, long term sustainability, not only offering increasingly sophisticated low-carbon product manufacture, but giving a building life of over 150 years with little or no maintenance. Strong and durable, yet lighter and often less of a strain to work with than many of the alternatives, clay also builds-in sound and temperature-control benefits wherever it’s used – creating the ideal internal living environment. From sustainability credentials and build quality to the ease of use on-site, clay is a material equipped to meet every demand of modern construction. The heart of the system – and the secret of its speed and efficiency – is the precisionengineered clay block.
A unique interlocking design rules out the need for mortar in the vertical joints and consistent manufacturing quality allows for true 1mm bed joints. Used successfully for decades across Europe, and now well-established as a building solution for UK working conditions, Porotherm can be used in load-bearing and nonload-bearing applications and is ideal for:
• Inner leaf of brick-faced cavity walls
• Inner and outer leaves of rendered cavity walls
• Infill panels within framed structures
• Partition walls and separating walls
• Single leaf (monolithic) internal & external walls
With its lean laying process and rapid daily output, Porotherm brings cost and timesaving benefits throughout the build while its thermal and acoustic efficiencies bring further advantages for decades to follow – the design life for a Porotherm wall is over 150 years.