HOW TO GET STARTED WITH BLOCKBUILD.
FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET STARTED &BUILD WITH BLOCKBUILD
A WORD FROM THE EXPERTS
Philip Botting - Ponting Fitzgerald Architects
"Porotherm blocks offer a simple, durable, and versatile building solution. As a material it gives buildings a sense solidity and an interiority unlike most traditional New Zealand building materials. Calm, comfortable, solid.
It is clear that the team at Stellaria are passionate about bringing high quality building to New Zealand. They are a pleasure to work with and their commitment to and belief in there product is evident."
ENDLESS DESIGN POSSIBILITIES
Discover the limitless possibilities of design and levels with the clay block system, easily translated into a BLOCKBUILD design through straightforward drafting. Key to efficiency is designing to the block module, minimising on-site cutting and enhancing overall building efficiency.
Chris MacPherson of MacPherson Architecture Ltd has dedicated the past 8 years to developing compliance and design details, aiding architects and designers across NZ in incorporating Porotherm into their projects.
The team is ready to address any questions, providing detailed DWGs for your consent plans. Collaborating with MASTERSPEC, we aim to expand our library of resources, and all PTS and compliance documentation is readily downloadable on our website.
For further guidance, the Installation Guide offers valuable insights into designing with POROTHERM.
The MacPherson/Stellaria team is your comprehensive support throughout the design and ordering process. With a nationwide network of experienced architects, engineers, and contractors, as well as engaged clients, we offer firsthand knowledge and experience to make your building project a success.
OWNERS RETURN ON INVESTMENT
Discover why Kiwis are choosing to build with clay block. A quick comparison with timber frame housing will reveal the unparalleled living environment that clay block offers.
It all began with a vision: a building with minimal heating, cooling, or ventilation needs. Centered around people, it guarantees 100% natural indoor air quality and consistent, comfortable temperatures throughout the year, promoting good health and well-being.
This vision is now a reality, and the Porotherm Clay Block building stands as a promise. It assures an outstanding return on value, energy efficiency, and life cycle costs. This commitment is realised through building physics—solid walls and ceilings serving as insulation and thermal mass, providing exceptional value for your investment.
It's more than a house; it's a true forever home designed to last for many generations. We have a network of professional independent architects, engineers, and builders across New Zealand ready to assist with design, property planning, and the construction of your BLOCKBUILD clay block home.
All BLOCKBUILD installers are required to be LBP licensed and undergo accreditation to become a licensed POROTHERM installer, ensuring a high standard of expertise in every project.
BLOCKBUILD CORE RANGE
Below, we present some of our most popular clay block construction blocks available on the New Zealand market. Explore the possibilities and discover the unique features that make our clay blocks a preferred choice for building projects across the country.
BLOCKBUILD INSULATED RANGE
CLIMAmur, crafted by Wienerberger in Germany, offers superior insulation with a unique internal Perlite structure, utilising Lintel & Portal blocks as part of its SED system. The range of wall thicknesses, from 360mm to 420mm, delivers impressive R-values between 3.6 and 5.4 per block, ensuring a highly efficient and well-insulated building envelope.