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Porotherm & CLIMAmur

BLOCKBUILD HOMES - UNRIVALLED INDOOR COMFORT AND LASTING WELLBEING, GUARANTEED

New Zealand Projects.

BLOCKBUILD Porotherm Clay Block Homes.

Building with clay block is nothing new. This construction system has been around in Europe for over 150 years and forms up to 85% of building in some countries throughout Europe. So it makes sense that as many New Zealanders travelling to Europe and experiencing the sense of longevity living in these buildings provides – why not re-create this in NZ?  

Feeling the difference between a timber/stick frame home and a clay/block build home – there’s just no comparison.

Once you step inside these walls; it’s quiet, solid and safe. These are true forever homes because they will still be standing in 400+ years, unchanged.

Kiwis are becoming much more discerning and yearning for a better way to build. With the realisation of the high durability & the high performance a Porotherm clay block home provides, for the same cost as a timber stick frame home - it’s no wonder Kiwis are turning to BLOCKBUILD.

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HOW TO GET STARTED WITH BLOCKBUILD.

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET STARTED & BUILD WITH BLOCKBUILD

Benefits of Building with Porotherm Clay Block

  1. Longevity: Clay block buildings have a history of lasting for centuries in Europe, providing a sense of longevity and durability. Appealing to those who value long-lasting structures.

  2. Comparative Comfort: The difference in feel between a timber/stick frame home and a clay/block build home is noted, qualities such as quietness, solidity, and a sense of safety. Particularly attractive to those seeking a comfortable living environment.

  3. High Durability and Performance: High durability and performance, clay block homes require less maintenance over time compared to other construction methods. An appealing feature for those looking for a cost-effective and low-maintenance housing solutions.

  4. Cost-Effectiveness: Clay block homes can be built for the same cost as a 140mm timber stick frame home, an incentive for homeowners to consider...

  5. Growing Interest in Better Building Methods: Kiwis are becoming more discerning and seeking a better way to build aligning with a global trend toward sustainable and durable construction practices. 

The BLOCKBUILD Experience

POROTHERM CLAY BLOCKS

Why Porotherm.

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BUILD SMARTER

BUILD BETTER

POROTHERM stands as an innovative walling system, distinct in its aerated, honeycomb-matrix clay block construction – not just a facing brick but a structural marvel. Developed by Wienerberger, Europe's leading clay construction materials manufacturer, POROTHERM has become integral to up to 80% of commercial and residential constructions across Europe. A globally proven solution, cherished for centuries, it is now gaining rapid acclaim worldwide.

 

In New Zealand, POROTHERM is making its mark with up to 25 projects in various stages of planning and completion. The system offers a cost per square meter comparable to a 140mm timber frame build. Beyond cost-effectiveness, POROTHERM boasts seismic and fire resistance, durability, breathability, and a 100% natural composition.

With a design life of 150 years and a material life exceeding 400 years, POROTHERM ensures longevity. The average block thickness of 250mm and R-values ranging from 1.7 to 5.4 contribute to its thermal efficiency. The thermal mass within POROTHERM walls regulates temperatures, providing warmth in winter and coolness in summer, maintaining an optimal living temperature between 18-22°C throughout the year. Additionally, POROTHERM demands near-zero energy and minimal maintenance, making it an eco-friendly and sustainable choice for modern construction practices.

Porotherm Block Range.