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RIBA Core Curriculum
- Design, construction and technology

Knowledge level
- General Awareness

A modern construction method with the reassuringly traditional values of clay

This course provide an overview of the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) options for walling systems. It reviews the environmental impacts of different walling systems and covers Construction Design and Management (CDM) benefits, as well as safer site traffic management. The CPD also highlights the relevant current legislation that should be considered.

In this section
- Construction Method
- Technical Background and Certification
- Training and Support
- Why use Porotherm?

            
                    
Navigate through each step of the CPD using the left and right arrows to review the content. At the end of each section are some questions, these are required if you wish to obtain a certificate upon completing the course.                     
                                     
            
    

Construction Method

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1. Lay the first course on a traditional sand-cement mortar bed
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2. Ensure the first blocks are level, horizontal in both directions and vertically plumb
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3. Mix ZeroPlus according to guideline quantities – don’t mix more than you need
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Repeat until a precision wall is complete – up to four times faster than traditional methods
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6. Wall ties are easily installed
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7. Insulation can be applied simply
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8. Block-cutting is straightforward

Technical Background and Certification

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Technical Background and Certification

Porotherm is produced and supported by the worlds market leader in clay technology. It is supported with 30 years of experience from the leading supplier of hollow block walling systems throughout Europe.

The system is:

  • Compliant with BS EN 771-1
  • Fully and independently technically assessed by Lucideon, providing design information for compliance with Building Regulations and Euro Code 6 requirements
  • NHBC approved
  • LABC registered system

Fixings

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Lintels

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Wall Ties

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Training and Support

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Training for multi cellular clay blocks is provided at purpose built training and demonstration centre. It is designed to meet the requirements of management, production personnel and tradesmen.

On site support, technical support and energy assessment assistance is also available depending on the specific project requirements.

Wienerberger also produce a comprehensive technical manual, incorporating installation advice and standard details in preparation.

So why use Porotherm?

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  • Fast
  • Dry
  • Safe
  • Efficient
  • Strong
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Tried, tested & proven for over 30 years

Ask a Question about this CPD




CPD Q&A

You’ve reached the end of the CPD. To make sure you’ve taken on board the key learnings of this course, please fill out the quick multiple choice Q&A below. This will certify that you have completed the CPD and provide you with an email certificate, which, if the course is accredited, you can share with RIBA.

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How much quicker is building with Porotherm versus traditional blocks?

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Which of these attributes does not apply to Porotherm?

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