Building with Hebel in bushfire zones

“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.

Bushfires are a fact of Australian life.  When building in a bushfire zone, one of the most important considerations is your choice of building materials.

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, and are rigorously tested to ensure a consistently high quality product.  As the only manufacturer of AAC in Australia, and with over 25 years of experience, you can trust in Hebel to keep you safe and secure.

Why choose Hebel?

Hebel is the ideal choice when building a home in a bushfire zone.
Offering a full range of solid and lightweight frame 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 heat, 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.  All building approvals issued within  bushfire prone areas are required to build to BAL 12.5 standards as a minimum even if the site specific BAL assessment is low.

All Hebel products and systems meet or exceed the requirements for all six Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) categories making Hebel the smart choice for building in bushfire zones.

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.

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