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Clay building materials – Advantages

Building material provided by nature

Clay bricks and roof tiles are among the oldest building materials in the world but are still extremely popular in today’s architecture. The reason for the high popularity of clay building materials is its stable value, its durability and the versatility of the natural resource.

A modern building must comply with numerous economic, ecological and economic demands. Wienerberger carefully selects the raw materials and uses the latest production methods, with knowledge and experience of nearly 200 years. Customers who chose roof tiles, facing bricks or pavers by Wienerberger enjoy more advantages, as compared to other building materials.

 

Versatile

Clay building materials can be used for a huge variety of applications, almost anywhere and for all architectural styles. Clay tiles and bricks used for the construction of single family houses or apartment blocks, office or public buildings as well as for façades, gardens, roofs, terraces and open spaces.

 

Energy-efficient

Clay building materials can reduce the energy consumption of buildings due to their excellent insulation properties and their heat storage capacity.

 

Durable

Clay building materials are robust, stable and, as a result, especially durable; their lifespan is more than 150 years. Brick buildings, which have lasted for centuries, can be discovered all around the world. Buildings made of clay tiles and bricks are weather-resistant, earthquake-proof and fire-resistant.

 

Aesthetic

Due to a wide range of available colours, shapes and surfaces, our clay bricks and tiles are highly aesthetic and versatile. The colour spectrum ranges from super white to classic red to coal-black and available variants include rough, smooth and glazed surfaces, elongated and wide formats. The number of possible designs and variations of the implemented products is almost unlimited. Roof tiles and facing bricks as well as pavers can also be perfectly coordinated with one another.

 

Economic

A solid building envelope made of brick can be constructed quickly and flexibly – this saves both time and money. Wind and weather, heat and frost are not able to damage clay building materials. As a result, maintenance and service costs are low. Owing to their favourable insulation properties, clay building materials also help to save energy costs.

 

Natural

Because they consist of natural raw materials such as clay and water, facing bricks, clay roof tiles and pavers are particularly sustainable. These building materials are free of pollutants and allergens and thus especially compatible with humans and nature.

 

Stable in value

Even after many years, buildings made of clay building materials retain their value – or it even increases. Owing to their durability, stability and special living quality, brick buildings and apartments are in great demand and achieve high resale values. Furthermore, bricks and tiles are easy-to-clean and low-maintenance.