Porotherm in depth

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Advantage of single leaf clay block wall

youtu.be/sJNidAC-W6oInvesting in a single-leaf wall construction with clay blocks pays for itself. Porotherm and Poroton by Wienerberger, the best choice for a safe and healthy ...
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Clayblock Ireland

Porotherm 365mm single leaf wall + 100mm external insulation = Passive U value 0.15W/m2K! This house is on the hill, but the owner doesn’t have to worry about the cold and wind! The Porotherm clay block is the best performing building material on the market, and now the price starts cheaper than the concrete cavity wall! Don’t forget, you build your house for a life time..... email your inquiry to office@clayblock.ie ... See MoreSee Less

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Porotherm in depth

Dryer

  • clay-block-in-depthIn comparison to traditional block work, Porotherm® construction uses around 95% less water. In a sample 212m² building project, concrete blocks will require 1060 litres of water compared to just 72 litres for the poroton system
  • The system takes less time to achieve a watertight shell thus accelerating the project schedule
  • The external skin can be removed from the critical path to allow parallel working of internal trades and external finishes

Faster

  • Clay block fasterWith no mortar needed in vertical joints and a minimal 1mm bed joint, the Porotherm® system rises rapidly. An average of 30-40m² per man per day is easily achievable, much faster than traditional masonry or Aircrete Blockwork.
  • The Porotherm® system is capable of being built to storey height in one day!
  • Upper floors can be placed without the need for normal backing up so the external envelope can be completed more quickly
  • While surpassing masonry structures for fire-resistance, longevity and sustainability, Porotherm® construction can be even faster than timber frame construction—with the added benefit of allowing parallel working for internal and external trades earlier in the programme
  • Our thin bed mortar can be used from 0 degrees Celsius or above, this means that the projects can gain days/weeks in advance scheduling during winter months which would otherwise be lost by using traditional masonry.