Why CSR Hebel?

Hebel systems offer you a high level of design flexibility with significant benefits over alternative building materials:

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Excellent Acoustic Properties
  • Fire & Pest Resistant
  • Environmentally Responsible


Energy Efficiency

The unique combination of thermal resistance and thermal mass make building with Hebel® a smart choice for meeting Australia’s stringent building regulations.

The thermal performance of a building depends on a number of factors such as orientation and size and aspect of windows. The R-Value of walls and floors can significantly affect the energy-rating outcome of dwellings, a 75mm Hebel® panel has up to 5 times the R-Value of a 110mm house brick# and a 250mm Hebel® PowerBlock™ has 11 times the R-Value. The use of Hebel® in walls and floors will provide increased thermal performance that can allow more flexibility with other design aspects of a building.

The thermal efficiency of Hebel® systems will also reduce the reliance on heating and cooling appliances. The combined effects of running a heater less in winter and fans or air conditioning less in summer can have a big impact on energy costs and the environment.


Excellent Acoustic Properties

CSR Panel Systems has worked closely with acoustic experts and testing authorities to develop systems that will provide superior sound insulation of interior and exterior walls and floors.

Noise is a particular problem in modern living, for residents of detached homes and multi-residential building and for people working in commercial buildings. Hebel® protects the peace and privacy of residents and workers by turning internal and external walls and floors into effective sound barriers.

With the sound insulation of Hebel®, residents don’t have to worry about bothering other members of their household or neighbours – and they needn’t be annoyed by other people’s noise.

In the multi-residential building industry, Hebel® is seen as a leader in building materials largely due to its success in combating the problem of noise traveling between apartments.

Space and Style
As Hebel® wall systems are thinner than traditional masonry alternatives, they allow a greater internal living area for the same building dimensions and provide greater design flexibility.

Hebel® is an amazingly versatile building material, with a surface finish that gives you the opportunity to achieve your own creative effects with an infinite palette of colour and texture combinations.


Fire & Pest Resistant

Hebel® Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) provides excellent fire-resistance, an important consideration in many areas of Australia.

Many Hebel® systems achieve a four-hour fire rating (the maximum under Australian Standards), more than twice that achieved by traditional materials such as bricks. Additionally, by providing solid, loadbearing walls, Hebel® PowerBlocks negate the need for timber framing, eliminating fuel for fire. In bushfire-prone areas, Hebel® can be invaluable as a fire-resistant barrier to ember storms, which often cause new fires.

Hebel® is not a food source for termites and when using our single skin solid block walls will not harbour other pests. There is no timber in the walls to feed termites and no cavity for vermin to live in.


Environmentally Responsible

By choosing Hebel® you can feel good in the knowledge that you have chosen a building material that is better for our environment. The unique innovation that is Hebel® delivers a large number of key environmental benefits over comparable materials.

Independently Assessed

To clarify these environmental benefits Hebel® has worked with Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) to conduct a life cycle assessment (LCA) to the international standard ISO 14 024 comparing Hebel® to other building products with the same application. Life cycle assessment is the leading methodology used to quantify the environmental impacts over a product’s entire life including: raw material, extraction, production, during use and disposal at end of the product life.This independent assessment found that Hebel® has clear environmental benefits across all key environmental criteria. These include global warming, acidification, heavy metal content, carcinogens, smog creation, cumulative energy demand, water use and solid waste generation. In many cases the environmental benefits were well over 60% better than comparable materials.

Raw Materials

The low bulk density of Hebel® AAC means that less than a quarter of the resources and raw materials are used in its production than for other masonry products. All raw materials are sourced local to minimise energy used in transport.


Commercial / Industrial

Hebel is designing the long term future of Australian commercial and industrial construction with a commitment to products that are practical, versatile, environmentally responsible and durable enough to stand the test of time.

CSR Panel Systems is Australia’s leading manufacturer of Autoclaved Hebel® Aerated Concrete (AAC), an amazingly innovative building material that has been used in Europe for more than 60 years and in Australia for more than 18 years.

AAC is a lightweight concrete that is formed into blocks and panels for a wide range of construction applications. It is manufactured from cement, sand, lime, recycled material, gypsum, aluminium paste and aerating agents. It is moulded, cut and steam pressure cured in an autoclave before being packed, ready for transport.


Residential / Home

Whether you’re building your dream home from the ground up or renovating your home - out or up – Hebel® building systems offer significant benefits over alternative building materials.

In Australia, there are two basic methods of building homes. The first and most common is the framed construction method, traditionally used for brick veneer over a timber frame. The second is the solid, or loadbearing construction method, generally used for double brick or block homes. Whichever method you choose for building your home, Hebel® has systems to suit.


For more information about why Hebel is the choice for your next commercial, industrial or residential project please call us on 1300 889 826‎ or complete the enquiry form below.