Exploring the Wonders of Hebel
At Beachwood Homes, we are deeply committed to our environmental responsibilities and understand the significant impact we can have on the world around us.
The desire to minimise the environmental impact of buildings has led to the discovery and development of various innovative solutions. One such material is CSR’s Hebel. With its good thermal and acoustic properties, Hebel has emerged as a leading choice in the construction of high-quality homes. In this blog post, we will delve into the wonders of Hebel and explore why it has become such a popular building material.
What is Hebel?
Hebel, also known as Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC), is a lightweight and versatile building material made from using readily available raw materials, a mix of sand, cement, lime, and water. The unique characteristic of Hebel lies in the introduction of millions of tiny air pores throughout its structure during the manufacturing process. These air pores make Hebel lightweight, resulting in a material that is easy to handle and install, yet possesses strength and durability.
The lightweight nature of Hebel simplifies the construction process, enabling faster installation and reducing overall construction time. The panels are larger in size compared to traditional bricks or blocks, covering a greater area with each installation. For example, one Hebel panel is equivalent to 75 traditional bricks!
Energy Efficiency & Insulation
Hebel panels perform well thermally, helping to keep your house cool in the summer and warm and cozy in the winter. This can result in reduced reliance on heating and cooling systems, leading to energy cost savings.
Additionally, a Hebel home is a quiet one because it helps reduces noise transmission. The use of Hebel for external walls reduces noise from external sources like traffic, meaning more peace and quiet. And when used for upper floors, can reduce sound transference between levels as well.
Hebel is an excellent choice of material for constructing homes in bushfire-prone areas due to its non-combustible nature. It meets the criteria for all six Bushfire Attack Level categories, ensuring your safety.
Strong & Solid
Hebel panels are high-performance products containing steel reinforcement for added strength with an anti-corrosion layer on the steel for maximum durability. The durability of rendered Hebel ensures that buildings constructed with this material stand the test of time.
You can get the look you want as Hebel is finished with a high-quality render. Choose from an array of colours and explore limitless possibilities of mix and matching tones. In addition to that, Hebel seamlessly combines with other materials like glass, timber, or steel, resulting in striking contrasts and visually captivating designs.
Want to experience one of our Hebel display homes?
We demonstrate the use of CSR Hebel in two new display homes: the 'Elwood 33' and the 'Norfolk 28' at Kaduna Park Estate in Officer South. These stunning homes showcase the exceptional qualities of Hebel products. By offering Hebel as an option to our customers, we empower them to choose an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly home that meets the highest standards of construction excellence.
Speak to a New Home Consultant to discuss your new home.