Clay bricks, blocks, roof tiles and pavers are socially, environmentally and economically sustainable over the whole life cycle, from the quarrying step to the final recycling-reuse stage.


Why are clay construction products sustainable?

  1. They are made from natural raw materials that are widely available and sourced locally, providing employment largely in rural areas with limited job prospects
  2. Extraction is responsible: exhausted clay pits are transformed into nature reserves, amenity lakes or waste repositories
  3. The production process is resource and energy efficient
  4. They provide a comfortable and healthy environment in buildings
  5. They contribute to a properly insulated building envelope
  6. Clay-based buildings are robust and resistant to fire and floods
  7. They have a lifecycle of over a century and require little or no maintenance
  8. Clay-based buildings preserve local architectural heritage across Europe
  9. Clay based buildings maintain high economic value over time and can be passed down to the next generations
  10. They can be reused in a second life