Earth blocks

Our bricks are compressed from a clean and very homogeneous brick loam at a comparatively low humidity under a high pressure. Most of our types is intended for the interior visual masonry just due to a possible profiling and decoration. Utilisation of our brickwork mortar can result in a jointless surface.

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About us

The Smilovický Mlýn Brick Plant, a family company, is exclusively engaged in production of cob building materials – bricks, brickwork mortars and unburnt facing and decorative elements. We founded the brick plant owing to a chance – we decided to reconstruct the old mill and revive the pond extinct for more than 100 years. After analysis of the earth intended to removal, we detected that it was very suitable for production of compressed earth blocks.

Our bricks are compressed from a clean and very homogeneous brick loam at a comparatively low humidity under a high pressure. Classical brick shapes can be used for the non-structural interior masonry. Most of our types is intended for the interior visual masonry just due to a possible profiling and decoration (inserting stones and other elements). Manufacturing premises are located in the Central Bohemia Region, about 40 km to the west of Prague and that is a big competitive advantage thanks to the transportation prices. We wish to address not only the architects, building companies, designers and interior designers, but all people who want to build and live a pleasant, healthy, environmentally friendly and interesting life.

We would like to thank Mr. Petr Suske and Mr. Jan Tilinger for their great support in development of our technology; they provided not only the technical support, but mainly their professional advice.

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Products

from Smilovicky Mlyn

We would like to present clay as a modern material and not only as a rustic complement of contemporary reconstructions. Due to the customised manufacture of several product types, we can influence shapes, profiles and decorations even in small series or for individual pieces.

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Documentation

our standard brick dimensions

In general, cob bricks have excellent properties: keeping a stable environment humidity, perfect damping of noise and creating of pleasant acoustics, protection against electric smog and great accumulating capacity. For example, the famous restaurant of Hliněná Bašta (Clay Bastion) in Prague–Průhonice, was built from the bricks manufactured in our press.

Dimensions: 294 × 140 × 80 mm Weight: 6 kg
Number of bricks per m2: 48 pcs Compressive str. : 4.0 MPa
Sound insulation properties (wall thickness 140 mm): 57 dB
Density: 1770–1800 kg/m3
Thermal conductivity: 1.3 W/(m.K)
Thermal resistance: 0.36 m2.K/W
Specific heat capacity: 2000 kJ/m3.kg
Number of bricks: 200 pcs/pallet Pallet weight: 1210 kg
Documents to download Documentation Have a look at the particular application of our bricks

Realization

multifunctional object

We have decided to reconstruct an ancient mill and restore a pond that had ceased to exist over a century ago. An analysis of the soil to be excavated revealed that it is very suitable for the manufacture of compressed earth blocks. Have a look at a half-timbered structure we are currently constructing from this material. Designed as a multipurpose building, the structure uses straw for insulation.

application examples

Utilisation of our brickwork mortar can result in a jointless surface. The visually monolithic wall with almost any plastic profile is challenging for all designers and developers. A possible pressing of the stones with various colours inside will enable plentiful numbers of variations. Colourfulness of surface is practically inexhaustible thanks to a wide offer of natural coats based on clays. Abrasion-resistance can be provided by a transparent priming.

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Contacts

Cihelna Smilovický Mlýn
Smilovice 28
270 54 okr. Rakovník Czech Republic

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