Cob blocks (and cob bricks) are slowly establishing themselves within the sustainable building material marketplace. The use of and demand for Compressed Earth Blocks or CEB’s is seeing steady growth. Eco-friendly building products are at the epicentre of sustainable construction and its journey to produce less CO2e and embodied carbon.
125mm cob blocks manufactured here in Cornwall
Here at Earth Blocks Ltd, we are continually developing new strategies and product placement ideas for our cob blocks and cob bricks. We have already established their high-performance qualities both thermally and structurally, so we’ve now set a course towards discovering exactly how far we can take them.
Our 125mm cob blocks built on edge
Relatively new to our range of cob blocks and cob bricks is the recent development of our 125mm cob block……a 5″ cob block that can be constructed on its edge, rather than the traditional method of cob blocks being laid on their flat. There are many advantages to be gained by adopting this method….principally, the option for cob block cavity walling.
Fusion technology using concrete block AND cob block
Cob block cavity walling (using our 125mm cob blocks on edge) is a game-changer. And here’s why:
Product Cost Saving –
Only 12 cob blocks p/s/m
Mortar Cost Saving –
Up to 50% less mortar required p/s/m
Less (overall) Wall Thickness –
Wall thickness is only 350mm
Thermal Qualities –
Our 125mm cob blocks are 33% more thermally efficient than a concrete block
Structural Limitations –
2-storey construction achievable