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Wienerberger makes way for smart architecture via Porotherm

Wienerberger makes way for smart architecture via Porotherm

Wienerberger India offers walling solutions through Porotherm Clay Bricks. The bricks are environment-friendly, offer value for money, are easy to use and feasible to address non-load bearing and load bearing new-age masonry construction methodologies.

Careful analysis and selection of materials can improve the comfort and cost effectiveness of homes. Under the brand name Porotherm Smart Bricks, the company has been producing a range of perforated or hollow clay blocks designed to provide better efficiency, durability, ease of use and a host of other benefits that aid in cost-effective wall construction. All blocks are available in three sizes (400*200*200) and come in half-block version as well.

The product is lauded for being 60 per cent lighter than conventional walling materials, resulting in lower structural cost due to the reduction in the dead load. Given its perforation, thermal insulation properties are much higher than conventional walling materials.

A normal house construction needs excess of water which is the cause of several complications like moist and unhealthy indoors, colour degradation, calcination, corrosion, loss of strength, and cracks. Hence, construction materials with low water absorption properties and faster drying behaviour are always to be preferred considering long-term strong and healthy existences of the building envelop.

The bricks come with the super glue Porotherm Dryfix.System, a solution that replaces conventional sand cement mortar. The techniques of smart brick construction also reduce the requirements for materials such as sand, and water. The associate structures of the blocks are made for extreme strength, including during earthquakes and weather-related stresses.

Porotherm Smart brick is the basis of new construction system that is amenable for constructing houses, commercial buildings, hospitals, educational institution etc. The brick is made of clay that allows for the building of truly ecological structures, with large savings in many expenses associated with cyclical seasons, along with structural savings. It is environment-friendly, cost-effective, easy to use and feasible to address both load and non-load bearing new-age construction methodologies. Using smart bricks material, the buildings are supposed to be faster-built, cheaper and stronger than with traditional bricks. Thermal properties of the product can lead to savings in heating and cooling costs, and the design of the block allows for greater thermal energy control.

Walls crack-free now
With enhanced efficiency, Porotherm Smart Bricks offer 15 per cent less water absorption. Low water absorption means minimal or no cracks. The bricks are fired at 960 C, hence no shrinkage or expansion. The bricks facilitate fast drying, avoid mold formation and expedite construction with greater durability.

Porotherm has zero susceptibility to carbonation. Smart bricks promote better thermal and sound insulation, resulting in a comfortable indoor living environment. These bricks are also rated by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA).

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