Soft-mud bricks

Our soft-mud bricks „as made by hand“ are true solid bricks with an individual surface texture, a varied play of colours and a fresh look. Our solid bricks can be handled without problems and they improve the sound insulation of your home. Nowadays, the charm of a house is the prerequisite of modern living. The outstanding technical attributes of our soft-mud bricks are an additional selling point for our products. Our soft-mud bricks are available in the following colours: Navajo white-light-variegated, yellow-bronze-variegated, bronze-flashed-variegated, red-brown-variegated, red-brown-flashed-variegated, bronze-variegated, red, red-variegated to red-flashed. They are fired with 1060-1100°C ( 1940 – 2012° Fahrenheit) until sintering. Our soft-mud bricks consist solely of fired clay with an extremely high pore space proportion which makes them highly breathable. Furthermore, we achieve excellent insulation attributes and an absolute frost resistance, as there’s always enough free pore space for the stored moisture to expand. Last but not least, its high water absorbing capacity of approx. 11 – 13% guarantees excellent working properties. We produce our soft-mud bricks both solid and with a frog. They have an individually sanded or rustically grained surface and fulfil all requirements of DIN 105 / part 1. Their variegated or flashed look is a result of the iron content. This leads to the melting out of flows of glass: when fired with a high amount of oxigen (oxidizing) they turn red whereas a poor amount of oxygen (reducing) makes them turn brown-red to black. Our soft-mud bricks are used for facades in building construction.

Muhr's soft-mud brick facades and clinker facades

are the best way to improve the stable value of your home. Like a second skin, they protext your house regardless of wind and weather conditions. Furthermore, they protect the interior supporting walls, improve the insulation, regulate temperature as well as moisture - and they look amazing! Thus, the durability of your entire home is  increased significantly.

Soft-mud brick facades and clinker facades as allround protection

                

Rain protection

   

Moisture from outside is absorbed by the facade and quickly given off again after the rain. Even after driving or continuous rain, the wetness will not damage the inner shell of your house.

 

Heat protection

   

You can always enjoy a pleasant climate in a house with a soft-mud brick facade or a clinker facade. The warmth is saved in the outer wall during the day and given off again by night. During summer time, your home will hardly heat up.

 

Protection against cold

   

During winter time, cold will remain outside. You can reach any insulation level solely with the construction of a cavity wall. Moisture, being the enemy of warmth, will not reach the rear wall and the direct impact of cold is decreased.

 

Sound insulation

   

Building cavity walls with soft-mud bricks or clinker also means a very good sound insulation. The sound waves attenuate almost completely in the hollow space between the two walls.

 

 

Masonry bond and joints

 

Depending of the way of the masonry bond, that the soft-mud bricks or clinker will be part of, it’s possible to achieve many different optical effects. There are a lot of interesting variations: e.g. stretcher bond, head bond, English bond, cross bond, gothic type of bond or Flemish bond. It’s up to you to decide, if your facade should have a rather calm or vivid look. Furthermore, every soft-mud brick or clinker can unfold a fully new effect with the help of the various joint colours. Our product range comprises also half soft-mud bricks, strip tiles and angle tiles. These are mechanically sawed pieces of the original soft-mud and facing bricks. They have the same technical attributes, surface or colours as our standard products. Architects and building owners don’t want to do without our shaped bricks being creative elements on every construction site. They are the basis for attractive construction. You will be able to realize your personal ideas both for the interior and the exterior of the building. Furthermore, we manufacture specially shaped clinker according to your personal requirements. Just call us! We are happy to answer your questions.

Costs

 

Although the construction of a cavity wall is more expensive at first sight, there’s a huge value added in the long run. You will have almost no maintenance costs for a soft-mud brick or clinker facade. For solid walls, usually a new coat of paint is necessary after a few years. Furthermore, it might also be necessary to maintain the plaster after some time. So you can be sure that every Euro spent for a soft-mud brick or clinker facade will pay off: not only will you be able to save costs due to the lower energy consumption, but also due to the elimination of future maintenance costs.

   

Technical details and attributes: 

                          

Short description:

   

Bricks „as made by hand“ / Facing bricks according to DIN 105 / part 1 produced from clay or loam-clay soils; suitable for clinker masonry interior and exterior use; suitable for supporting and non-supporting walls.

 

 

Quality control:

   

Autocontrol and third-party control according to DIN 105 by Güteschutz Ziegel Nord-West e.V.

 

Test institute:

   

e.g. Gesellschaft für Qualitätssicherung und Materialprüfung mbH, QsM

 

Types of soft-mud bricks:

   

Solid bricks, half soft-mud bricks, specially shaped bricks, strip tiles

 

Proportion of holes:

none

Dimensions:

   

Masonry mass (standard size of 12,5 cm): Normal format (NF), „Reich“ format (RF), Thin format (DF), Special format, Waal-Thick format (WDF), Waal format, Vecht format and Monk format

 

                                                                                                    

 

     

Normal format,

solid brick, 

without frog

 
 

       

Normal format,

solid brick,

with frog

 

       

„Reich“ format,

 solid brick,

 with frog

 

       

Thin format,

solid brick,

 without frog

 

       

Euro format,

solid brick,

 with frog

 

       

Waal-Thick format,

solid brick,

with frog

 

       

Waal format,

solid brick,

without frog

 

       

Vecht format,

solid brick,

without frog

 

       

Monk format,

solid brick,

without frog

 

Length in mm

240

240

240

240

240

210

210

210

>260

Width in mm 

 115 

 115 

 115

 115 

 100 

 100 

 100 

 100

 115 

   

Width half facing bricks

 

 55 

 55

55

 55

 45 

 45 

 45 

 45 

 55

   

Width strip tiles

 25

 25 

 25 

 25 

 25

 25 

 25 

 25

 25 

Height 

 71

 71

 65

 52 

 71 

 65

 52 

 40 

 71 

   

Weight per pcs. in kg approx.

 

 3,1 

 2,9 

 2,9 

 2,2 

 2,7 

 2,0

 1,8

 1,4 

 3,4 

   

Requirement per sq. m. in pcs. approx.

 

48

48

52

64

48

58

72

90

44

                                                                                                  

Surface texture:

   

Hand-moulded, stroke bricks, coarse or fine sanded, burned out saw dust, Kohlebrand

 

   

Colours:

 

   

Yellow-bronze-variegated, bronze-variegated flashed, red-brown-variegated, red-brown-variegated flashed, bronze-variegated, red, red-brown, red flashed

 

   

Pressure resistance:

 

   

Pressure type 12

 

   

Fire behaviour:

 

   

Fire behaviour: (DIN 4102) not combustible (building material class A1)

 

   

Water absorption:

 

   

11 – 13% (Weight %) depending on product line

 

   

Behaviour with regards to liquid intake:

 

   

Frost resistance, no swelling or shrinkage

 

   

Insulation:

 

(DIN 4108)

   

Thermal conductivity:

 

0,68 W/(mK)

   

Specific thermal capacity

 

1,01 kJ/(kg K)

   

Behaviour with regards to chemical influences:

 

   

Tests passed according to DIN, resistant to aggressive gases, resistant to oil, solvents, acids, alkali, petrol, efflorescence inside the threshold values of DIN 105

 

   

Behaviour with regards to biological influences:

 

   

Resistant to sponges and frost according to DIN 105

 

       

Suitability:

 

   

Supporting and non-supporting masonry parts

 

       

Areas of application:

 

   

Exterior, interior, new and old buildings

 

       

Processing:

 

   

Specialist companies

 

       

Subsequent treatment:

 

   

Not required

 

       

Storage conditions:

 

   

Store and process in a dry place

 

       

     

Weather conditions:

 

 

   

in dry to damp weather with temperatures above +5° Celsius

 

       

Mechanical processing:

 

   

Material can be split by a hammer, can be cut and is drillable

 

       

Joining techniques:

 

   

Services provided:

 

       

Services provided:

 

   

Germany, Europe

 

       

Delivery time:

 

   

upon request

 

       

     

     

Distribution:

  

   

by specialist shops

 

       

     

Shipment:

 

 

   

Pick-up by trucks or procurement of crane vehicles

 

       

Packaging:

 

   

Shrink wrapping of the goods on a disposable pallet