A revolutionary concept
Because its density offers unparalleled ability of inertia…
It has a large heat accumulation power while allowing a slow return thereby reducing heating requirements. It is also efficient behind a heat source or around a masonry stove.
A “cold” partition wall lined with bricks will lend a significant improvement in the thermal performance inside a building. Following the same principle, inertia provides a feeling of freshness in summer; the walls reap “the cool” during the night and restore themselves during the day.
Because its « lego » shape democratizes its use…
Thanks to its shape specially created by MecoConcept, the bricks can be stacked on top of each other without mortar. This exclusive system makes building as simple as child’s play. On the other hand our smooth bricks need a wet mortar.
Elle répond aux besoins du particulier auto-constructeur où du professionnel artisan en recherche d’un produit facile à mettre en œuvre et garantissant une bonne exécution du chantier.
It responds to DIY builders or professional artisans looking for a product that is easy to make and easy to use.
Neglected after the Second World War for cement, building with earth has re-emerged in construction today. Adobe, cob, beaten earth, waddle and daub, and dried mud all create a solid material that is comfortable and ecological. This material opens us up to a new eco-responsible architecture and design which inspires the most renowned architects such as Rick Joy, Marcelo Corès and Geun-Shik Shin.
The ecological, thermal and esthetic attributes of earth building in architecture seem to us to be astonishingly modern even if their adaptation in the current economical context remains to become a reality.
The earth brick « corner stone » of eco-construction
The demand for earth bricks generally comes from green building and auto-construction while more conventional masons have starting looking at this building material with interest due to the environmentally-friendly building trend.
Terra-B-Congo is an African start-up specializing in green building and supported by Campus France as part of the Entrepreneur En Afrique program. You can watch the video here.
The ManuMeco is a manual CEB press that was specially designed by MecoConcept for DIY home builders or building projects for villages in the South. It allows to produce quality bricks with low investment. For more information, please contact us or download the technical document!