“Hebel is our go to product for bushfire zones. It allows us to design with freedom knowing it has all the properties we need to keep the home and our client safe and protected” Darren Evans, Solar Solutions Design.
All Hebel products have exceptional fire properties and meet or exceed the requirements for all six Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) categories, making it the top choice when building in a bushfire zone.
What is Hebel?
Hebel is a strong, versatile, high performance building product made from Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC). Available in blocks and panels, Hebel is easy to handle, quick to build with, and better to live in.
Hebel products and systems are designed and developed in Australia by CSR Building Products, and are rigorously tested to ensure a consistently high quality product. As Australia’s manufacturer of AAC, and over 25 years of experience, you can trust in Hebel to keep you safe and secure.
Why choose Hebel?
Hebel is has emerged as the ideal choice when building a home in a bushfire zone.
Offering a full range of solid and lightweight framed building systems with high fire resistance, Hebel provides assurance and added security for homeowners in bushfire prone areas. All Hebel systems have exceptional fire properties, are non-combustible and won’t explode – even under extreme heat.
Meeting bushfire requirements
In 2009, the Australian Standards AS3959-2009 ‘Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas’ was introduced to improve the resistance of buildings to bushfire attacks resulting from burning embers, radiant hear, flame contact and combinations of the three.
The standard includes a method for assessing categories of bushfire attacks called Bushfire Attack Levels (BAL) in areas that have been classified by authorities as being ‘bushfire prone’.
A building surveyor will use BAL to check compliance with the construction requirements of the standard and all building approvals issued within the bushfire prone areas are required to build to BAL 12.5 standards as a minimum even if the site specific BAL assessment is low. If it is above BAL 12.5 then the building must be treated in line with the specific BAL range that it falls into, as per AS3959:2009. All Hebel products and systems meet or exceed the requirements for all BAL categories.
Where can Hebel be used?
Hebel is versatile and non-combustible, making it suitable for a range of building applications on properties within the bushfire prone area. These include external cladding, internal walls, floors, decks and fences.
Suitable for use on the external facades of houses and low-rise multi-residential projects, the PowerPanelXL system is fast and easy to install with outstanding acoustic and thermal qualities. Non-combustible, the PowerPanelXL system has an FRL of 180/180/180 and is termite resistant.
The ideal alternative to double brick – delivering superior thermal performance and acoustic properties for homeowners. When Combined with PowerFloor+ for suspended floors and constructed in accordance to Hebel’s D&I guides, this system, can comply with requirements for all six BAL zones.
Hebel PowerFloor is an excellent flooring solution that provides the feel of a solid concrete floor without the price tag. The system is a non-combustible system with proven fire resistance levels up to 240 minutes from above.