Sdružení hliněného stavitelství

Current Technologies

At the present time, broad discussion is being held among experts about how the 21st-century house should look like. Undoubtedly, it is going to be, among other things, a nice and „healthy“ house, which will agree with its user who is likely to spend more and more time inside this building. Neither will it do any harm to its surroundings, be it through its appearance, exhalations or excessive energy consumption necessary to operate it, or through consuming energy deposited in the materials used for its construction. From this point of view, passive houses built from natural materials are the optimum solution. Among these materials, unburnt clay is irreplaceable.

Advantages of Unburnt Clay

Unburnt clay:

  • has low resistance to the effects of water in all its states, thus it not suitable for inundation areas
  • is not suitable as a material for outside finishes not protected against rain
  • is neglected by construction companies as a building material in the

The Technologies in Detail

Pressed clay all-bricks

are used for both bearing and non-bearing walls, domes (Fig. - Prof. Minke´s dome), brick veneers, and accumulation walls.

 

Perforated Clay bricks

are used for non-bearing walls, brick veneers, and skeleton fillings.

 

Lightweight clay bricks

are used for non-bearing walls, skeleton fillings

Clay facing slabs

are used for wall facings (dry erection, wall heating can be placed behind the slabs)

 

Rammed earth

is used for both bearing and non-bearing walls, face walls (Fig.: the outside staircase wall and the Reconciliation Chapel).

 

Sacked mixtures

are used for plasters, lightweight heartings of walls (manual or spray painting).

 

Prefabricated units

are used for single-course wall elements or laminated elements for system buildings.

 
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