External or internal load bearing applications:
Mudtec earth bricks can be laid in either a 250mm or 350mm thick wall depending on what is required. A double brick wall can be laid if a greater thickness is required by engineering or if insulation is to be incorporated internally.

Non load bearing or brick veneer applications:
Mudtec earth bricks can be installed on edge as an 90mm thick veneer externally or as a reverse brick veneer (internal). They can also be used internally for infill or partition walls, providing great internal thermal mass to regulate temperature, and provide soundproofing.

Feature walls:
Colour and texture rich, Mudtec earth bricks make wonderful feature walls. Every brick is individually pressed, giving each earth brick it's own character and charm. Available in a variety of standard colours, creature your own bespoke colour or mix and match to design a truly unique feature for your home.

Thermal mass storage:
An internal feature wall can also double as a thermal battery, helping to maintain a constant comfortable temperature all year round

As a result of the durability, strength and natural appearance of our bricks they have been used as retaining walls, and garden beds.


Features & Benefits:

Beautiful earthen finish:
Having the natural appearance of compressed earth, they can be left raw; displaying the natural colours and textures of the soil used. However, if desired, our bricks can also be rendered over using a breathable lime or clay plaster.

Thermal Comfort:
Acting as a thermal battery, their ‘mass’ absorbs the ambient temperature and slowly releases it, balancing out the high and low temperature fluctuations. A great example is in solar passive house design, positioning a brick wall to receive the winter sun to store this warmth for the cold evenings.

Earth walls absorb excess moisture, which reduces the potential of mold and allergens to develop. These benefits combined with the fact that our bricks contain no toxic chemicals or VOC’s create a truly healthy product.

Fire resistant:
Made from non-combustible materials, ideal for building in bushland and fire prone areas.

Complies with AS3959:2018 - Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas. BAL-FZ Section 9.4.1(a)(iii).

Low embodied carbon:
Produced though the compaction of local soils our bricks are not kiln fired. They require little to no cement due to the bonding characteristics of clay and compression.

Customised to order:
At Mudtec we love and encourage creativity and are happy to work with you to create something unique. Striking results can be achieved by using different soil mixes, adding colourful oxides or changing the brick height - size, shape, colour, rough or smooth finish, and material can be customised to specification.

Brick types:

Mudtec produce 2 types of bricks, with holes and without holes, each of which can be stabilized or un-stabilized depending on their use and requirements.

  • Bricks with holes: The holes are great for linking the slab to the walls using rio or likewise for linking the roof to the wall or slab. Through careful planning services can run through these holes also such as electrical conduit. The holes also provide a block that is easier to handle and install as you can use the holes to grip the brick and it is slightly lighter than our solid brick.
  • Solid bricks: The solid bricks have the advantage that they can be installed on their side to create a thinner faster to install wall, such as an internal wall. They also have a slightly greater thermal mass than our bricks with holes.

Bespoke orders for colours finishes and sizes our speciality talk to one of our natural building consultants about your project and individual requirements today.

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