A more sustainable alternative to traditional burnt clay bricks, DURABRIC is a compressed earth stabilized block made of local earth, sand, cement and water. Affordable and aesthetic, DURABRIC also addresses the rapid deforestation faced by many developing countries as it does not require firing.


Durabric, insulation redefined

DURABRIC is the affordable and low-carbon building technique for earth-based building created by LafargeHolcim. Through an innovative mix-design, it does not need firing and thus addresses the causes of deforestation in Sub-Saharan Africa. By providing training to local construction workers, DURABRIC builds local capacity creating a positive social impact. This solution is available in Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Cameroon, and Zambia.

Discover its benefits

  • Strength & quality

    Compressing cement and earth gives DURABRIC impressive strength, up to three times more compared to conventional burnt bricks

  • Lower carbon

    When choosing to build your home with DURABRIC, you save on average 14 trees, reduce CO2 emissions tenfold and help curb deforestation.

  • Affordable

    Thanks to DURABRIC, you can cut the cost of wall construction by 20% compared to a traditional brick wall.

  • Easy to use

    DURABRIC can be made on any site using locally-sourced materials and easily adapt to fit the needs of your construction methods.


How can you use DURABRIC?






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