The brick that will change construction: it builds walls faster without using concrete.
Building houses is a time-consuming, costly and resource-intensive activity. Traditional materials, such as concrete or Renco, have their advantages and disadvantages, but also their limitations. However, a new type of brick promises to revolutionise the sector and offer a more efficient, ecological and economical alternative. Goodbye to the houses we have known until now. There is a new brick that changes everything.
The new brick for building houses that changes everything.
The new brick that is going to change the construction sector is called MCFR (Mineral Fibre Reinforced Composite), a mineral fibre brick made from recycled glass fibres, natural calcium compounds and resin.
An innovative product developed by US company Renco, it is moulded into modular blocks that can be assembled together without the need for cement, mortar or glue, reducing masonry work and the use of tools.
Mineral fibre brick has several advantages over conventional materials. On the one hand, it is stronger and lighter, which makes it easier to transport and handle. On the other hand, it is more insulating, both thermally and acoustically, which improves comfort and energy savings in homes. It is also more sustainable, as it contributes to reducing the ecological footprint of construction and gives a second life to recycled materials.
According to its creators, the mineral fibre brick is suitable for all types of construction, from houses to public buildings or infrastructures. Its design allows it to adapt to different shapes and sizes, as well as customising the colour and texture. It is also competitively priced compared to other materials, taking advantage of the abundance and low demand for recycled waste.
The mineral fibre brick is an example of how innovation can transform the construction industry and offer more efficient and environmentally friendly solutions. It is expected that this product will soon be commercialised in Spain and other countries, and that it will become an increasingly popular option for consumers. Thus, the houses of the future could be made from the waste of the present.
The advantages of this new brick
But what is it about this brick that makes it so special? How is it installed? What benefits does it offer? Here we explain the main characteristics of this new material that changes the way we build.?
· A brick that fits together like a Lego: The mineral fibre brick has the particularity that its blocks fit together, just like the famous Lego pieces do. A feature that allows them to be used to raise structural walls or for the arrangement of ceiling beams, floors or joists. A system that simplifies assembly and reduces the time and cost of construction.
· A brick that sticks with a gun: The installation of this innovative material is very easy. The blocks are colour-coded for easy assembly. With a team of eleven workers, three-storey buildings can be constructed in just a few steps. They simply lay them, apply a chemical adhesive similar to that used in the maritime, aerospace and trucking industries with glue guns, and fit the blocks with rubber mallets.
· A maintenance-free brick: The company claims that its new brick has passed more than eight years of testing in the United States without requiring post-construction maintenance. In addition, it meets fire, water, mould and mildew resistance requirements without rusting or rotting. It is also resistant to insects such as termites due to the lack of cellulose and other food sources.
· A brick that is sustainable: Renco’s products are manufactured using natural raw materials and recycled materials in a completely sustainable and environmentally friendly manufacturing process, according to the company.
The company has been dedicated to the development of the MCFR system for over a decade and, during that time, has implemented a number of improvements that have culminated in the creation of a brick that is lighter, more durable, affordable, easier to handle and install, and speeds up the construction process.
For these reasons, mineral fibre brick could be the future of construction. A material that has already proven its effectiveness in several prototypes and buildings in the United States and Turkey, and that could soon reach Spain and the rest of the world. A brick that changes everything.
By Ok Diario.