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FLEXBRICK WAS SET UP WITH A REAL WILLINGNESS TO OFFER REVOLUTIONARY SOLUTIONS IN THE CONSTRUCTION WORKS USING CERAMICS.

RESEARCH, THE ORIGIN

Due To research projects, which have lasted more than 5 years, Flexbrick is the materialization of an idea of the Doctor Architect Vicente Sarrablo, Director of the School of Architecture of the International University of Architecture. His view? Creating an industrialized system for flexible ceramic sheets for the construction of cladding and laminated structures. A view which two referent and widely-experienced companies in the Spanish construction industry has become real: Piera Ecocerámica and Malpesa.

CREATIVITY, OUR DRIVING FORCE

Today, we are a company dedicated to the development, commercialization, design and construction of many constructive systems based on ceramic tissues.

And we continue innovating. In materials, finishing and design possibilities.

CREDIBILITY, OUR GUARANTEE

Prestigious architects have already included Flexbrick in their architectural designs. Well-known publications back us. Awards such as: Accésit of Construmat 2011, award CAT Construcció (CAT Construction) given by the College of Surveyors of Catalonia or the award Innovación Inno Verde (Innovation Inno Green) back our commitment to innovation and well-done work.

REVOLUTION

CERAMICS MOVES ON TO NEW FORMATS AND APPLICATIONS THAT LEAD THE PIECE BY PIECE LAYING

WHAT IS A FLEXBRICK CERAMIC TISSUE ?

An industrialized system for flexible ceramic sheets for the construction of cladding and laminated structures. Revolution is due to its large format of small pieces, which are usually laid one by one.

A flexible steel mesh in which ceramic pieces are inserted, in pitch or broken formation. Pieces are safely confined as they are provided with slots or perforations at both ends which are used for housing the wires of a steel mesh fastening all the unit.

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WHAT CAN YOU DO? WHATEVER YOU IMAGINE

Versatile in constructive applications

The same Flexbrick with identical aesthetic finishing can be used in façades, concrete panels, pavements, structures, etc.

Numerous design possibilities. Flexbrick may be customized to meet each project needs, allowing to choose for each case the density of pieces, tissue geometric patterns, piece materials, formats and finishing.

Our technical office will advise you on what you need. We help you to make your projects come true.

10 ADVANTAGES

SMART INNOVATION

  1. SUSTAINABLE. Ceramic of Flexbrick tissues is baked with Biogas. In addition, it is easily recyclable due to its simple element separation, which are dry joined.
  2. LARGE DIMENSION FORMATS (up to 20 ml). Lower labour costs.
  3. OPTIMAL EXECUTION PERFORMANCE. Laying by means of a crane accelerates the constructive process significantly with the finish already incorporated in a single operation.
  4. FLEXIBILITY. Flexbrick sheets can be stored and transported folded in pallets or rolled on a coil.
  5. MULTIPURPOSE. By modifying less than 10% of the mesh components, a same Flexbrick may be applied in pavements, façades and roofing facilitating the continuous enclosure.
  6. VARIABILITY. A prefabricated system which allows numerous tissue configurations and colour ranges.
  7. DESIGN. With Flexbrick, decorations can be created by combining different configurations, project continuous enclosures, build any curvature and obtain precise alignments remarkably quickly and saving costs.
  8. EXTEND THE TRADITIONAL USE OF CERAMIC PRODUCTS to new potential markets in architecture and civil works.
  9. EASY MAINTENANCE, repair, and recycling. As it is a dry and roll system, it enables to “collect” the Flexbrick for making maintenance works easier in its batter or for replacement or recycling.
  10. ASSISTANCE AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT. Flexbrick can provide its customers with a construction manager for supervising the execution of each project, with the objective to optimize performance and advantages.

CONSTRUCTIVE APPLICATIONS

PURE VERSATILITY

APPLY THE STANDARD SOLUTIONS OR INVENT NEW VARIATIONS!
OUR TECHNICAL OFFICE WILL ADVISE YOU ON THE BEST SOLUTION TO MEET YOUR PROJECT CHARACTERISTICS.

FLEXBRICK CERAMIC TISSUES ARE FEASIBLE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS, INTERIOR DESIGNS, FURNITURE AND DESIGN OF COMMUNICATIVE SURFACES (CORPORATE). A WORLD OF COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTIONS TO BE EXPLORED, WHICH MULTIPLIES THE POSSIBILITIES OF DESIGN AND FUNCTIONALITY FOR PROJECTING WITH CERAMICS.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO?

WHILE FLEXBRICK PROPOSES SOME STANDARD SOLUTIONS, THE SYSTEM FLEXIBILITY ALLOWS TO PLAY WITH DIFFERENT FINISHINGS.

FAÇADES

REINVENT THE WAY TO BUILD FAÇADES WITH CERAMICS

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY?

CREATE SURPRISING OPTICAL EFFECTS COMBINING WITH DECORATIONS, MATERIALS AND DIFFERENT DENSITY OF PIECES INSIDE THE TISSUE. AND ALL, WITHOUT RENOUNCING THE INSULATION REQUIREMENTS. OPEN YOUR MIND TO NEW TECHNICAL AND AESTHETIC POSSIBILITIES.

Hanging flexible

FAÇADES

COMPOSITION

Internal enclosure sheet + ROCKWOOL insulation + GISCOSA waterproof sheet + FLEXBRICK tissue hanging from the upper end.

ADVANTAGES

  1. The internal enclosure sheet can be light and permeable.
  2. Easy to generate lattices.
  3. Flexbrick anchorages (supporting squares and restraint anchorages) are carried out from the edges of the concrete floors.
  4. Fast laying performance.
  5. Breathable solutions assuring perfect thermal and acoustic performance.

TYPE OF FLEXBRICK FINISHING

Patterns. Only compatible with pattern type 1.
Tissues. with ASI 316 stainless steel.
Supports and fastenings. A wide range.
Laying. As easy as hanging up a sheet.

TYPES OF ROCKWOOL INSULATIONS
ROCKWOOL Ventirock Duo

TYPES OF GISCOSA SHEETS
EPDM sheet, thickness depending on the project requirements.

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
Flexbrick allows to treat closed and open façade areas in the same way, where tissues may behave as lattices in windows and balconies in order to main the same aesthetic finish beyond what happens inside each space.

FLEXIBLE PANELS WITH PERIMETER FRAME

FAÇADES

  • C/Pomaret (Barcelona) - Arquitectos: Pich Aguilera - Flexbrick Fachada Perimtetral - Foto: Simón Garcia

COMPOSITION

The frame of the panel is made through cold-rolled steel profiles, where the perimeter ends of the steel mesh of the tissues are screwed.

ADVANTAGES

  1. The internal enclosure sheet can be light and permeable.
  2. Easy to generate lattices.
  3. Flexbrick anchorages are carried out from the edges of the concrete floors.
  4. Fast laying performance.
  5. Breathable solutions assuring perfect thermal and acoustic performance.

TYPE OF FLEXBRICK FINISHING

  • Patterns Application compatible with patterns type 1, 2 or 3.
  • Tissues with ASI 316 stainless steel.
  • Supports and fastenings A wide range.
  • Laying As easy as placing a banister.

TYPES OF ROCKWOOL INSULATIONS
ROCKWOOL Ventirock Duo

TYPES OF GISCOSA SHEETS
EPDM sheet, depending on the project requirements.

 

RIGID PANELS WITH ARCHITECTURAL CONCRETE

FAÇADES

  • St Marti de Tous (Barcelona) - Sarrablo & Colom - Flexbrick Rigid

COMPOSITION

Panels are made following the usual process designed for prefabricating any architectural concrete piece.

ADVANTAGES

  1. The internal enclosure sheet can be light and permeable.
  2. Easy to generate mixed quartering of hanging façades and architectural concrete panels with the same Flexbrick tissue design.
  3. Low maintenance cost.
  4. Fast laying performance.
  5. Breathable solutions assuring perfect thermal and acoustic performance.

TYPE OF FLEXBRICK FINISHING

Patterns. Application compatible with patterns type 1, 2 or 3.
Tissues with galvanized steel.
Supports and fastenings. A wide range.
Laying. As easy as laying an architectural concrete piece.

TYPES OF ROCKWOOL INSULATIONS
ROCKWOOL Ventirock Duo

TYPES OF GISCOSA SHEETS
EPDM sheet, thickness depending on the project requirements.

PAVEMENTS

REINVENT THE WAY TO BUILD PAVEMENTS WITH CERAMICS. AS EASY AS SPREADING OUT A CARPET. TIME AND WORK EXECUTION WILL BE OPTIMIZED. YOU MAY CREATE DECORATIONS BY PLAYING WITH SHED PAVEMENTS, BOTH IN A FLEXBRICK RIGID OR DRAINING FINISH. INSPIRING, ISN´T IT?

TECHNIQUE AND AESTHETICS

FEASIBLE IN

Heavy road traffic pavements (appropriately grouted)
Pedestrian traffic pavements

DIFFERENT FINISHINGS

Compact or concrete rigid support
Granular compact support and grouted with sand for draining pavements.
Vegetal substrate support for grass to grow between the joints.
See rigid or flexible pavements.

FLEXIBLE, RIGID AND DRAINING PAVEMENTS

PAVEMENTS

DESCRIPTION

Flexbrick pavements are available in flexible, rigid and draining finishing.

ADVANTAGES

  1. Easy to build low cost complex designs.
  2. Help potholes to be reduced and repaired in the cases of wrongly executed esplanades and sub-bases.
  3. Perimeter wrapping is not required, which makes shed transitions easier between the pavement and its contour.
  4. Easy because bases and sub-bases are the same as the ones used in traditional pavements.
  5. As easy as spreading out a carpet by means of a crane or laying 1m² modules manually.
  6. Feasible in gardens or heavy or light traffic streets.

TYPE OF FLEXBRICK FINISHING

Patterns. Compatible with patterns type 1, 2 or 3.
Tissues with ASI 316 stainless steel or galvanized steel.
Supports and fastenings. A wide range.
Laying. As easy as spreading out a carpet.

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

  • Compact or concrete rigid support, grouted with mortar or similar (depending on the base, vehicle traffic is allowed).
  • granular compact support and grouted with sand for draining pavements (depending on the base, vehicle traffic is allowed).
  • Vegetal substrate support for grass to grow between the joints or empty spaces to be filled with gravel and other decorative materials.

ROOFING

REINVENT THE WAY TO BUILD ROOFING WITH CERAMICS. SLOPING, FLAT OR DOMED. GREEN OR LANDSCAPED ROOFING. UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES WITH FAST AND EASY EXECUTION. ¿CAN YOU IMAGINE ALL YOU CAN PROJECT?

TECHNIQUE AND AESTHETICS

FEASIBLE IN

Heavy road traffic pavements (appropriately grouted)
Pedestrian traffic pavements.

DIFFERENT FINISHINGS

Grouted with mortar or similar.
Without grouting, directly placed on a geotextile.
Landscaped; shed carpets or green joints.
Decorative; filling with gravel or other materials.

CURVED AND LANDSCAPED ROOFING

ROOFING

DESCRIPTION

Flexbrick roofing can be curved and landscaped.

ADVANTAGES

  1. Fast execution performance
  2. Easy to combine with green or landscaped roofing
  3. Feasible in sloping, flat or domed roofing
  4. Perfect for corridors in facilities
  5. As easy as spreading out a carpet by means of a crane or laying 1m² modules manually.

TYPES OF FINISHINGS

Patterns. Compatible with patterns type 1, 2 or 3.
Tissues with ASI 316 stainless steel or galvanized steel.
Supports and fastenings. A wide range.
Laying. As easy as spreading out a sheet.

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

  • Grouted with mortar or similar (depending on the base, vehicle traffic is allowed).
  • Without grouting, directly placed on a geotextile.
  • Landscaped; shed carpets or green joints.
  • Decorative; filling with gravel or other decorative materials, shed ceramic tissues.

TYPES OF ROCKWOOL INSULATIONS

ROCKWOOL Hardrock

TYPES OF GISCOSA SHEETS

EPDM sheet, thickness depending on the project requirements.

PERGOLAS

Flat & Catenary

REINVENT THE WAY TO BUILD PERGOLAS WITH CERAMICS

CATENARY OR FLAT PERGOLAS CAN BE MADE BY FIXING FLEXBRICK TISSUES TO BEAMS AND SUPPORTS OR STEEL PERIMETER FRAMES.

AND, IN ADDITION, WITH A REVOLUTIONARY EASE TO PROVIDE CONTINUITY BETWEEN THE ROOFING FINISHING AND THE PERGOLA.

ARE YOU READY TO INNOVATE ?

FLAT

PERGOLA

DESCRIPTION

Pergolas to which steel components are attached for the steel mesh flexibility to be rigid. The result is a flat surface enabling the sun light go through according to the design of each tissue and with of the joints.

ADVANTAGES

  1. Ease to provide continuity between the roofing finish and the pergola
  2. Fast laying performance

TYPES OF FINISHINGS

Patterns. Only compatible with pattern type 1
Tissues with ASI 316 stainless steel or galvanized steel.
Supports and fastenings. A wide range.
Laying. Easy. Fixed through screws

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

  • Grouted with mortar or similar (depending on the base, vehicle traffic is allowed).
  • Without grouting, directly placed on a geotextile.
  • Landscaped; shed carpets and green joints.
  • Decorative; filling with gravel or other decorative materials, shed ceramic tissues.

CATENARI

PERGOLA

DESCRIPTION

Tissues which are laid suspended by both ends, Its resulting catenary depends on the cord length and arrow projected for each case.

ADVANTAGES

  1. Fast laying performance.
  2. Ease to provide continuity between the roofing finish and the pergola
  3. Low maintenance cost

TYPES OF FINISHINGS

Patterns. Application compatible with patterns type 1, 2 or 3
Tissues with ASI 316 stainless steel.
Supports and fastenings. A wide range.
Laying. As easy as placing a banister.

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

Finished without grouting.

STRUCTURE

STRUCTURAL SOLUTIONS WORK AS A STRUCTURAL SHEET SIMILAR TO A ARCHITECTURAL CONCRETE SHEET OR SIMPLY ACT AS A COLLABORATING SHUTTERING.

REVOLUTIONARY

PREFABRICATED PIECES

STRUCTURE (DOMES AND SLABS)

DESCRIPTION
This type of solutions, more similar to reinforced concrete sheets, allow for varied designs. Sheets, as they are reinforced, may work under compression or tensile stress conditions, which allows a simple constructive section to contain a dome and eaves at the same time, for example.

ADVANTAGES

  1. Shutter may be light and economical
  2. Unlimited designs
  3. Formwork removal speed. There are structural sheets from 8 cm in thickness.

TYPES OF FINISHINGS

Patterns. Only compatible with pattern type 1
Tissues with galvanized steel.
Supports and fastenings. A wide range.
Laying. As easy as placing a banister.

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
Lights up to 50 m with 12 cm edges.
Customized supports, depending on each project requirements.
Surpass the piece by piece laying of traditional domes.

TYPES OF ROCKWOOL INSULATIONS
Models: Ventirock Duo and HardRock

SHEETS MADE IN SITU

STRUCTURE

DESCRIPTION

The same as in architectural concrete panels, Flexbrick ceramic tissues are easily combined for behaving as fair-face in concrete floor slabs and domes, prefabricated in both cases.

ADVANTAGES

  1. Free choice of geometries.
  2. Fast laying performance.

TYPES OF FINISHINGS

Patterns. Only compatible with pattern type 1
Tissues with galvanized steel.
Supports and fastenings. A wide range.
Laying. Easy, fixed through screws.

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

  • Allows segments with different bending (circumference, ellipses, parabolas, etc.)
  • Reliable: The same execution techniques as architectural concrete are used.

TYPES OF ROCKWOOL INSULATIONS

Models: Ventirock Duo and HardRock
Project safely. In any Flexbrick structure, the specific calculation tools are provided for correct dimensioning of the sheet reinforcing and structures to be part of.