Presently the construction industry is plagued with numerous challenges; out of that pool, the most alarming one is the shortage of natural resources like water and sand. Wienerberger introduces Porotherm DryFix.System, a revolutionary system which can significantly reduce the consumption of water and sand during masonry construction. This innovative system improves productivity, saves costs and paves the way for the faster building of walls.
Porotherm DryFix.System – Say “NO” To Wet Mortar
Bearing in mind the rapidly increasing volume of construction in the urban areas, saving water in the pre-construction stages can provide huge relief to the city’s water crisis.
Porotherm DryFix.System is a quick fix system which totally replaces the conventional masonry practices, resulting in dramatic water savings for any type of wall construction, i.e., infill masonry, partition walls or external walls. The system also totally eliminates the requirement for curing, consequently leading to water savings. Porotherm DryFix.System creates a strong bond between bricks – used with Porotherm clay bricks for best result.
Steps For Faster Construction
Assemble – Fix the dispenser tightly on the dry fix can.
Pre-Wet Bricks – To ensure the bricks are dust and loose particles free.
Foundation – Prepare a base course using cement and sand mortar in a 1:4 proportion respectively.
Apply& Build – The joint between the concrete column and the Porotherm brick is done by using dryfix. Apply dry fix on vertical shelves of bricks, two in number to join adjacent \joint bricks in a row.
Plaster – Plastering of Dryfix walls should be done at the earliest.
Benefits of Porotherm Dryfix.System
- Ready to use, mason friendly and easy to transport
- Facilitates faster construction
- Enables saving on resources like sand and water
- Clean & dry construction – No Debris
- No need for chasing or curing
- Strong & reliable adhesive bond
- Zero site wastage
- Conduiting, chasing, and plastering activities can begin within 24 hours
- Enhances thermal protection – no thermal bridges in vertical and horizontal joints
- Minimal water usage
- Improved quality construction
Dryfix.System is one total sustainable solution; it comes along with Smart Bricks or Porotherm Grinded clay hollow bricks. Since these bricks are a hallmark in precision technology it results in incomparable dimensional uniformity which reduces the thickness of the plaster leading to huge savings for the builder.
Innovative Solution from Wienerberger
Wienerberger is the worlds largest clay building material provider, a global authority in walling, roof, and façade solutions. Wienerberger has dedicated itself in constant improvement of construction practices and meeting modern market challenges through solutions which are environmentally friendly and cost-effective.
Exhausting land banks, environmental regulations have led to a shortage of sand which is one of the most vital elements for masonry construction. Not only is this a costly commodity, but the chance wastage goes very high in construction sites rendering it even more expensive to the builder or the house owner.
Furthermore, water has become very limited, and according to statistics, we waste on an average 23 liters of water per sq. meter of wall construction. Hence the wastage of water is incredible, and exhausting ground water, one of the primary sources of water in construction industries, adds to the woe. Availability of skilled labor had been an issue for many years now. Added to this, the cost of employing labor has shot up considerably over the years.
The need of the hour is to adopt best practices that can reduce or may entirely avoid the need of water…thus allowing water to be used for more important consumption. Cost effective, easy to apply construction practices like DryFix can help the builder save valuable time and cost per man hours, leading to faster delivery of projects.
The unique property of porotherm dryfix system is that it eliminates the need of wet mortar and drastically decreases the water consumption for any type of wall construction including infill masonry, partition walls and external walls. It comes along with porotherm grinded clay hollow bricks or smart bricks as a total solution. The bricks are a hallmark in precision technology, resulting in exceptional dimensional uniformity and huge mortar savings to the builder.
Porotherm Dryfix.System – How It Works?
South Portland Gardens Step 1 – Before you begin laying the external blocks, the highest point on the rising walls needs to be identifies. This can be found easily with a laser level. Place your DPC and start your base course at the highest point. Lay the first course on a traditional sand-cement mortar bed and lay the mortar bed in two rows. This step is extremely important to provide for speed and efficiency during the rest of the construction.
Bhaisa Step 2 – Mark your door and the window openings on the completed base course to remind where you have to stop.
Step 3 – Once your base course is completed, mix a batch of the thin bed mortar provided with the blocks.
Step 4 – Apply the mortar to the Porotherm blocks with a roller applicator.
Step 5 – Wall ties are easily installed. Use ties approved for use with thin-bed blockwork.
Step 6 – Repeat the block laying until the precision wall is complete. Up to 4X faster than traditional method.
About Wienerberger Group:
Wienerberger group is the world’s largest producer of clay (terracotta) building bricks and number one in the clay roof market in Europe. The group also holds leading positions in pavers in Europe. With over 204 factories across 30 countries, Wienerberger has become the foremost authority when it comes to natural, sustainable, green building material solution provider.