ALTERNATIVE BUILDING MATERIALS

BUILDING MATERIAL HANDMADE



A HOPE WE LIKE TO SHARE


“We are responsible for this miracle that is our planet, that gives us so much, and I hope to continue to give. When we think about our quality of life, we always have to consider the ecological balance. We must not forget that every dream of having your own house can only be fulfilled if we do not damage or even destroy our large common house, the earth.

This is an opportunity to make these dreams come true. I remember the story of the hummingbird and the fire in the forest ... we have to do our part. ”



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ROBERTO CLÁUDIO PEREIRA
managing partner Tijol-ECO Ltda.
São Pedro, SP, Brazil, 2009


CONSTRUCTION FROM UNBURNED CLAY BRICKS



"It is the environment that meets current housing, food and energy needs and ensures that future generations can meet the same needs."


The task is:
   a) Building sustainable environments
      by using materials with low environmental

      impact
  b) adapting the architecture to the local        

      climate.


In Brazil there are now numerous manufacturers of unfired clay bricks. TijolEco Ltda., Sao Pedro, SP, TiLego Ltda., Piedade, SP, EcoTerm, Minas Gerais, to name a few.

All manufacturers produce according to the specifications of ABNT NBR 8492, Tijolo de solo-cimento, and are considered a quality feature.


The unfired clay building block is not suitable for buildings with more than two floors.

ADOBE, THE NATURAL BUILDING MATERIAL


The most natural and purest form of clay block.


You need earth, fresh cow or horse manure, straw, water and molds to make mud bricks. MATERIALS The ideal composition of the soil should be 60 to 70% sand and 30 to 40% clay.


Manure and straw are used as additives.


Liquid manure helps with the chemical stabilization of brick and straw with the physical stabilization.


The shapes can be made of wood or metal. The smoother the interior walls are, the easier it is to remove the brick. The dimensions vary as needed, but it would be good if the brick had a length twice the width and height close to the width measurement. It is convenient to place "flaps" to raise the shape.


They can be single, double or quadruple, have different shapes, e.g. B. the shape of a wedge, with rounded corners, half bricks, etc.


It may take several to several days for the bricks to dry completely, depending on the climatic conditions and the initial amount of moisture in the brick.
In wetter periods it takes longer, drier and sunnier and dries faster.

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