Clay is one of the earliest used basic building materials but is now recognised as being a thoroughly modern and
convenient building material with outstanding natural properties.
The material is ideally suited for high-comfort, low energy buildings. Clay’s natural ‘breathing’ property, absorbing and diffusing water vapour and heat, helps offset swings in humidity and temperature. Clay also absorbs odours and is an effective sound insulator. Clay bricks are most often used in internal partition wall construction and cannot
be used in loadbearing construction, unless the weight is carried by a timber or steel frame. The bricks are usually
plastered with a coat of clay or lime plaster.
This product is particularly appropriate in restoration and refurbishment of historic buildings where new materials
are required to match existing natural materials. Clay bricks also offer the long term benefit in that they can be recycled.
Claytec lightweight unfired clay bricks are ideal for partitions where thermal insulation is required. Claytec compressed
are better used where thermal mass is needed.
Claytec products, which are manufactured in Germany, also include clay board, plasters and mortars, and embody
experience gained from over 15 years of working with clay on a commercial scale. They are high quality products
widely used all over the continent.
For bricklaying, light clay mortar is used, which is a mixture of clay and sand. For plaster, Claytec clay plasters
are recommended, with either a finish coat of clay plaster and natural paint
or Tierrafino through colour finish