What is AAC?
Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) is a versatile, strong lightweight building product.
The History of AAC
AAC technology was developed in Scandinavia over 70 years ago and is now used widely all over the world.
A lightweight masonry product, AAC replicates a mineral that already exists in nature and uses readily available materials such as sand, cement, lime and gypsum, which combined, produces a high quality masonry material.
Hebel, CSR’s brand of AAC, is designed and developed in Australia and rigorously tested to ensure a consistently high quality product. Hebel is available in blocks and panels, and in a range of sizes. Hebel panels contain steel reinforcement, coated with an anti-corrosion protection layer for maximum strength and durability.
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What can AAC be used for?
AAC is a very versatile building material.
Hebel have developed a number of products and systems for external cladding, internal walls, party walls, boundary walls, fences and floors for houses, apartments, commercial buildings and civil applications.
Reinforced AAC Standards (AS 5146:2015 Parts 1-3)
In 2015 Standards Australia approved and published a set of standards for reinforced AAC, known as AS 5146:2015 (Parts 1-3). These standards help guide the use of reinforced AAC in designs and construction within Australia.
AS 5146 (Parts1-3) were referenced in the Building Code of Australia in May 2016, making Reinforced AAC a ‘deemed to satisfy’ (DTS) building material. This means that if builders and installers construct a building using the details provided in AS 5146, (Part 3), it should make for easier certification of the building by the relevant building certification authority. All Hebel products and systems are compliant with AS 5146 (Parts 1-3).