10 Good Environmental Reasons to Use Clinka

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1. All natural

Clinka is extremely lightweight, fired clay aggregate ceramic balls. ClinkaBLOK is made by binding the balls together with a mixture of cement, sand and water.

Closeup image of Clinka pellets demonstrating the aeration that makes them so light.
A closeup of our Clinka balls showing the aeration that makes them so light.

ClinkaFILL is loose bulk Clinka coated with a very mild brown soap and used for insulating fill under floor slabs and as backfill behind retaining walls.

2. A healthy alternative

ClinkaFILL & ClinkaBLOK emit no harmful fumes and are safe for allergy sufferers. Clinka houses are completely weatherproof yet breathable.

3. Incredibly light

Fired at 1100º C, thousands of tiny air-filled cavities give Clinka its strength and thermal insulation properties. Lower weight also means reduced energy consumption and lower CO2 emissions in transport.

clinkaFILL being pumped in and moved by rake in preparation for under-slab use
ClinkaFILL is so light it can be easily pumped on site, and moved around by hand with rakes and other equipment.

4. Superior insulation

Designed for external walls, ISOClinkaBLOK is made of polyurethane insulation sandwiched between two Clinka panels – making it is one of the very best insulated building materials on the market today.

5. Moisture resistant

Clinka products are highly moisture resistant so do not provide a breeding ground for fungus, rot and insect attack.

Closeup of clinkaBLOCK material showing the hundreds of small grey clay balls
Being lightweight, and dense, ClinkaBLOCK has excellent thermal characteristics, and is resistant to penetration by moisture and fungus.

6. Manages heat

In cool weather, external ClinkaBLOK walls absorb heat during the day and warm the building at night, providing good energy economy and reducing the need for cooling during the day and heating at night.

7. Can be reused and recycled

ClinkaFILL and ClinkaBLOK are very easily reused as insulating under-slab fill or as new block walls.

8. Maintenance-friendly

Clinka will not rot or degrade in any way, and simply rendering Clinka surfaces ensures it outlasts most other materials, minimising maintenance and reducing the need for ongoing surface treatments.

9. Will not burn

Extremely fire resistant, Clinka products are ideally suited to Australian conditions. After more than 50 years use in Scandinavia similar products have been shown to stop building fires from spreading.

10. Strong environmental credentials

Clinka is committed to reducing and minimising its impact on the environment. All products are manufactured under the internationally accepted Environmental Management System ISO 14001.

lady gardening on a living roof build with clinkaFILL aggregate
Clinka products are made in an environmentally friendly manner and can play an integral role in the creation of sustainable buildings.