Our cob bricks here at Earth Blocks Ltd in Cornwall are a multi-functional product that delivers cost effective solutions to cob wall repairs, cob wall rebuilds and cob new builds. Made from 100% natural and sustainable materials, our cob bricks are one of the most environmentally friendly building mediums available today.
Newly manufactured cob bricks at our workshop
All of our cob bricks are hydraulically pressed in our bespoke-designed machine and every cob brick manufactured maintains a continuity of size, weight and uniformity. However, on the rare occasion that a cob brick doesn’t conform, it is instantly recycled. We pride ourselves on the fact that we have ZERO WASTAGE.
Earth Blocks Ltd is proud to have zero-waste
We can also boast that we have the most comprehensive range of cob brick and cob block products in the UK, further reading on our product selection here. This article though, will concentrate on cob brick ‘Feature Walling’. There are a host of cob brick bonding styles to choose from (or you could design your own).
Stretcher – Header bonding style
The above image displays one of our demo walls adopting the commonly used stretcher/header bonding technique. This particular style incorporates ‘full’ headers and therefore achieves an overall wall thickness of 250mm…..contributing to a strong and sturdy wall that can be either freestanding, tied and/or load-bearing. We also manufacture rounded cob bricks that are fully compatible with our standard cob bricks.
Rounded cob bricks
The availability of such a wide range and choice of pre-formed cob products enables the designer and/or user to create purposeful and aesthetically pleasing walling. There are no specialist skills required to build with these cob bricks…a general builder or a competent DIY’er can achieve effective results…..one doesn’t need to be a cob specialist!