About the HELUZ company
We are a family
We are not any common company, we are much more, we are a family. We are engaged in production of bricks since 1876. In that year, Jan Řehoř built the first furnace in Dolní Bukovsko and fired first bricks from the mined clay. This was the beginning of a long story at which we can look back with pride.
Thanks to our products, thousands of people got new homes that could be utilised by other generations thanks to their durability and congenial environment. Carefully processed bricks are so resistant that despite their age of many dozens of years they can still be used for reconstruction of rural farmsteads up to the present time.
The family tradition was interrupted by coming of communists that nationalised the brickworks in 1950. More than forty years later, the descendants of the founders acquired the brickworks back and consigned their management to their son-in-law Vladimír Heluz. In the period after the Velvet Revolution the company experienced rapid development and factories in Hevlín and Libochovice were added up.
Leadership among the supranational companies needs more than only purchase modern equipment and extend production. It is necessary to dispose of an excellent team loving its work. Simply a family.
We live for bricks
Brick clay is a perfect natural material with unique properties. When fired properly, it is hard like a stone, at the same time it is permeable, with precise details. It cools in summer and warms in winter, offers congenial and healthy home. No wonder that on the market of real estates people are willing to spend more for living in a brick house. Final price of constructions made of HELUZ products is nowise different from constructions of other materials and the work proceeds quite quickly.
In these days, we belong to the top three masonry systems’ producers in this market. That is a proof of the fact that betting on quality and innovation was worth it. Moreover, from these three companies, only the our one is a Czech-based company, proud of the skills of our employees. We are constantly working hard and thoughtfully to be the best. We want to achieve the top position together with our innovative products.
HELUZ is the leader!
We built a sample passive house using single-row brickwork in the Czech Republic. No additional insulation, clay blocks only.
As the first producer of fired walling units in the CR we got an environmental declaration of the product (EPD) based on verification of clay blocks production in view of impacts on the environment. There are still not many products with this declaration that is necessary for environmental certification of buildings.
In September 2015 the company obtained an EPD certification for all clay blocks products in all its production plants.
It is launches the first compact polished AKU clay blocks with an airborne sound insulation of Rw = 57 dB under the name HELUZ AKU COMPACT 21 polished. This innovation in the form of a sandwich structure brick-mineral wave-brick significantly increases the acoustic damping values and, at the same time, its lower width allows the living space at the same building space to be increased.
HELUZ comes to the market with HELUZ AKU Z 17,5 – a grinded clay blocks with a unique “Z” lock. This brick is characterized by its strength, excellent acoustic properties, accumulation, leanness and, above all, speed of construction – these are the basic advantages of a clay blocks. Thanks to this unique Z-shaped lock, the airborne sound insulation of Rw = 51 dB was achieved in plastered masonry made of the AKU grinded clay blocks. The masonry made of these clay blocks can be used for peripheral and mainly internal supporting structures, on which HELUZ MIAKO ceilings can be placed well.
HELUZ is launching into market a new liquid mortar HELUZ SIDI for walling of interior and exterior structural and partition walls of passive and low-energy houses. With HELUZ SIDI mortar prepared in advance any construction is quicker and more simple because mortar application using a roll is as easy as painting. Walling constructed in this way nevertheless shows similar characteristics (mechanical, thermal, sound, endurance) like walling constructed using a thin-layer cement mortar.
The HELUZ FAMILY of clay blocks components for the construction of low-energy and passive houses has been supplemented with the load-bearing LINTEL HELUZ FAMILY 3in1, which provides variable space for outdoor shading technology installation. This is the second generation of the unique HELUZ lintel for installing exterior blinds, roller shutters or screens necessary for the construction of energy-efficient houses. In the winter, shading technology minimizes heat loss, while in the summer it prevents interior overheating and increases living comfort.