Technical Information

Porotherm

Porotherm Installation Guide
The Porotherm Installation Guide includes everything you need to know about the Porotherm System and its installation.
Porotherm Core Range
Porotherm Core Range #1 Porotherm Core Range #2
Porotherm Thermal Training
PowerPoint Presentation to the right outlines the basic principles of the thermal technology of Porotherm clay blocks. While this is in English, it is primarily directed to a French audience – however, the wall construction blocks are used worldwide.
This thermal report has been conducted by Thermal & Acoustic Engineer, Lubos Krajci of Soundtherm. He has a PhD in Civil Engineering and is a Member of the Passive House Institute of New Zealand.
DRYFIX versus Mortar
The Future of construction has arrived.

Widely accepted in Europe for nearly a decade, POROTHERM DRYFIX SYSTEM is a technologically advanced building system that improves productivity, saves costs and water, and paves the way for the faster building of walls. It also ensures minimum use of scarce resources and a cleaner and healthier working environment.
DRYFIX, when used with POROTHERM clay blocks (which are 60% lighter, possess high compressive strength and provide high thermal insulation) forms a combination with unparalleled benefits.
(Reference: Wienerberger)

Porotherm versus Other Construction Materials

As a complete building solution, the Porotherm system offers properties and efficiencies that can be favourably compared to virtually every building fabric on the market.

Reference: Wienerberger

 

Porotherm versus Concrete Masonry Porotherm versus Light Steel Frame
Porotherm versus Timber Frame Porotherm versus AAC Thin Joint

 

Wall Comparison Sheet – Costings per square metre face wall area based on retail (Rawlinson’s)

These figures have been compiled by a qualified Quantity Surveyor, Construction Cost Consultants – based on Rawlinson’s retail figures.
All figures are exclusive of GST and freight. The labour cost is calculated at an average of $55.00 p/hr.
Each component has been included to provide an accurate comparative cost for each construction method.
No openings or finishing items have been included as individual selection will alter the finished price per sq/m.
This is a base construction price only for a finished wall including materials and labour.
The final cost will be subject to design complexity.

Technical Detail Sheets

Standart Porotherm Technical Details #1 Standart Porotherm Technical Details #2
Porotherm Seismic Info and Peer Review
By: Jason Ingham
Professor of Structural Engineering, QuakeCoRE Flagship Leader, Natural Hazards Research Platform Theme Leader, President, Structural Engineering Society of NZ
Building Code Compliance Report

 

Peter Thorby of Tekton Consulting has reviewed Porotherm Compliance to the New Zealand Building Code.

Technical Documentation
Porotherm Endorsement CTMNC Porotherm Thermal Test Certificate
Porotherm Thermal Bridging

Porotherm R25 Th+ 

Environmental Product Declaration

(Translated from French)

Wienerberger

Wienerberger Certificates
All installers of the Porotherm Clay Construction Block system are required to be licensed and certified by Stellaria NZ Ltd (certifications below). If you would like to inquire about onsite training for your contractors, contact us.
Environmental Product Declaration
Facing Bricks Clay Roof Tiles

Terca Bricks

Technical Documentation
European Standard BS EN771-1 Terca Clay Brick PTS

Koramic Roof Tiles

Technical Documentation

Koramic Actua PTS

ArGeTon

Technical Documentation

ArGeTon Argelite PTS

INTERNORM

Manuals

Booklet Operating Instructions,

Care, Maintenance and Warranties

Video Tutorials
Care, Maintenance and Warranties
Care & Maintenance Warranties
Product Technical Statement

INTERNORM PTS

BOEN

Installation, Technical & Warranties
Installation Instructions Technical Documentation Warranties
Care & Maintenance
Care & Maintenance Cleaning & Maintenance

Green Homes

Thermal Reports
Thermal Mass Explained Thermal Mass Product Report

Thermal Performance Report

New Zealand

This Thermal Report has been conducted

by Thermal & Acoustic Engineer,

Lubos Krajci of SoundTherm.