Benefits of Hebel in Multi-Residential developments
Quality and speed
Building with Hebel can mean faster construction times, without sacrificing on quality. One standard Hebel panel is the equivalent of 75 traditional bricks, which means a 150m2 home can go up as quickly as within 3 days when installed by experienced Hebel installers. A high quality building material, Hebel makes the construction process quicker, with less onsite mess and wastage, which is why it is increasingly becoming the builder’s choice.
Innovation in building
Hebel has developed a patented hoisting solution, making it much easier to install boundary and intertenancy walls in areas with limited access. The ‘Hebel Hoist’ reduces safety risks associated with manual lifting and handling, and improves project efficiency by letting you complete all the frames at once, saving a minimum of day’s work per wall. Installing with Hebel Hoist also has the potential of increasing the floor area and value of your project because it gives builders the ability to build right up to the boundary without having to leave a gap for scaffolding.
Hebel panels have superior insulation qualities compared to other masonry products. Tests have shown that a house built with Hebel PowerPanel XL performs better than brick veneer in terms of both heating and cooling. This can save the homeowner approximately $600 a year in heating and cooling energy costs, and earn the home half a star more in energy star ratings*.
* Based on Comfort Tune Assessment conducted in January 2016 on a 346m2 house in metro NSW.
Strong and solid
Hebel panels are high-performance masonry products containing steel reinforcement with an anti-corrosion layer for maximum strength and durability.
A Hebel home is a quiet one because it reduces noise transmission. Compared to polystyrene and many fibre cement substrates, the use of Hebel for external walls reduces noise from external sources like traffic, meaning more peace and quiet for residents. When used for party walls it reduces sound transference between properties and for upper storey floors, Hebel minimises noise transferring between levels.
Hebel is renowned for its fire resistant properties, and is a non-combustible building material. Hebel systems have been tested by the CSIRO and are proven to achieve Fire Resistance Levels (FRLs) of 60 minutes through to 240 minutes, and meet or exceed the requirements for all six Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) categories. This makes it an ideal choice in bushfire zones.
Independent testing shows that overall, Hebel has a 30% lower environmental impact than concrete or brick veneer. Hebel panels use 60% less embodied energy and produces 55% less greenhouse emissions compared to concrete or brick veneer, making it a more sustainable, environmentally friendly choice of building material.