Benefits of Hebel in Multi-Residential developments

Maximised floorspace

Hebel wall systems have been developed with floorspace in mind. The intertenancy wall system for concealed services on one side is one of the narrowest system on the market at just -185mm wide. This means greater design flexibility and more gross sellable floorspace.

Strong and secure

Hebel panels are a lightweight construction material compared with most other forms of concrete. Its density is low – a quarter of concrete’s, yet at the same time has good compressive strength. Hebel panels can be used for external walls, internal walls and floors without the construction drawbacks of concrete and brickwork.

The value of Hebel’s strength and solidity combined with ease of construction shines through in its commercial application for intertenancy, corridor, shaft and services walls – perfectly suited for hotels and student accommodation. Hebel delivers the ‘solid wall advantage’ for developers and investors, increasing market potential and return for a minimal initial investment. Hebel walls feel solid when you knock on them, can’t be cut through with a knife and overall provide a quality long-term investment.

For hotels and student accommodation the solid wall advantage of Hebel over all plasterboard systems can increase market potential and return for a minimal initial investment.

For commercial and industrial projects, Hebel steel reinforced AAC panels provide solidity without the buildability complexity of other masonry products and concrete.

Independent tests show that a rendered Hebel wall has a similar impact resistance to brick, making it a great modern alternative to traditional brick

Fast construction times

Hebel systems go up quickly and easily which is why so many developers and construction companies rely on them to keep control of their project schedules and costs.

  • delivery of Hebel PowerPanels and construction of the Hebel isn’t held up waiting for windows to go in because wet or damp conditions don’t affect the Hebel panels during installation
  • panels can be ordered to length for easy installation with minimal waste
  • Hebel panel leaf is the fire-rated element making compliance easy
  • service penetrations installation and compliance is easy, with minimised rework
  • plasterboard linings aren’t required to go past the ceiling for NCC fire-rating compliance
  • ceiling frames can be installed either before or after linings
  • one trade can install the whole wall system.
  • Hebel wall systems don’t require fire-rated GPOs and dampers are connected to Hebel PowerPanel wall leaf only.

Risk minimisation

Hebel systems provide a solid foundation for risk minimisation in design and construction. They are tested, well proven and designed to achieve NCC fire and acoustic rating compliance easily. Combining the non-combustible property of the Hebel PowerPanel with advanced system designs, CSR Hebel delivers high value cost effective solutions that significantly reduce the number of fire and acoustic risk points in construction.

Easy fire-rating compliance

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.

Easy acoustic compliance

For hotels and student accommodation, the simplicity of Hebel systems and the fact that the plasterboard lining only needs to go to the ceiling means acoustic compliance is easy compared with other types of wall systems. This is especially the case with the numerous services penetrations in which need to be fire and acoustic sealed. With the Hebel systems you can see where it is, what it is and what you’re dealing with.

Superior insulation qualities

Hebel panels perform well thermally, helping to keep your house cool from the heat in summer, and keeping it warm and cosy in winter. That means less reliance on heating and cooling, and can lead to savings on energy costs.


Hebel is made using readily available raw materials. Some of the waste generated in the manufacturing process is recycled, even down to the condensation that’s produced.
Lightweight and easy-to-install, Hebel is available in custom sizes, reducing construction waste and enables fast installation, all of which help reduce the total energy consumed during construction.

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.


CSR Hebel is the only manufacturer of AAC in Australia. With over 30 years of experience in developing, testing and producing AAC you can be assured you’re getting high quality products and systems and unmatched technical expertise with Hebel.

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