The innovative building material from CSR Hebel helps to create a
comfortable living environment with enhanced insulation performance while
offering excellent build quality and design flexibility.
Manufactured from sand, cement, lime, gypsum and aerating agents, Hebel
Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) delivers high thermal efficiency in the
building with insulation performance three times that of brick, reducing the home’s
reliance on heating and cooling appliances while substantially saving on costly
energy bills. The material’s superior aesthetic appeal in addition to its
functional properties make it a preferred choice for award-winning builders and
architects who specialise in building to high energy rating standards.
Hebel AAC’s high performance steel reinforced panels provide the solid
feel, strength and security associated with traditional bricks while allowing
faster builds in comparison, saving time and money.
There are several benefits to building with Hebel AAC panels include a the
comfortable living experience from the thermal efficiency; high acoustic
reflective properties reducing sound transmission between rooms and noise
penetration from external sources; design flexibility to create truly unique
and beautiful homes; and high fire resistance making it an ideal material for
extreme bushfire locations.
Hebel AAC’s environmental credentials come from the comparatively lower
use of resources and raw materials in production resulting in low bulk density;
Hebel uses less than a quarter of the input required for other masonry
products. Hebel has been awarded the GECA Label for each of its products and
To qualify for the GECA endorsement, Hebel products and systems needed
to show significantly reduced environment loads of at least 30 per cent
compared to alternative masonry products over their lifecycle. Hebel was found
to have clear environmental benefits across all key environmental criteria,
with 61 per cent and 64 per cent less embodied energy, and 64 per cent and 55
per cent less greenhouse gas emissions than comparative products such as concrete
and brick veneer.
Several leading builders and architects are choosing Hebel AAC panels to
build their award-winning homes including Sydney based energy efficient home
experts ICHIJO Homes and innovative Melbourne based architectural design and
construction company, Carter Grange Homes.
ICHIJO Homes, NSW
The Sydney-based Japanese company ICHIJO Homes uses Hebel as its main
building material in its 6 and 7 star award-winning homes. Hebel AAC panels are
preferred for constructing homes to meet the owner’s brief for comfortable
living and quality build to the highest standards. A key objective of the
Japanese builder is to ensure the homeowner’s energy bills are reduced by as
much as half off their regular annual costs of heating and cooling.
Carter Grange Homes, VIC
Rohan Forrest, Director of the Melbourne based architectural design and
construction company, Carter Grange Homes explains that they choose to work
with Hebel AAC panels because of its superior build quality. With high energy
efficiency and comfortable living solutions being a key desire among homeowners,
along with the company’s aim to minimise environmental impact, Hebel is able to
meet their key objectives while also reducing overall build time by up to an
average of three weeks compared to brick builds. This results in significantly
less labour time; less mess on-site; cleaner, safer work areas; less clean-up on
completion, all of which lower construction cost and increase affordability
without compromising on quality.