Hebel is well recognised as being one of the most environmentally sustainable building materials available today. It combines lower materials and energy usage in manufacture with a range of environmental benefits in use.
Europa Constructions has used Hebel in a variety of building situations and there are a number of benefits specific to those situations:
- Commercial / Industrial specific benefits
- Multi-Residential specific benefits
- Residential specific benefits
Benefits of using Hebel are:
The remarkably good insulation properties of Hebel mean a pleasant interior environment is achieved while reducing the reliance on heating and cooling appliances, thereby saving energy and money. A Hebel block wall is more than three-and-a-half times more thermally resistant than double brick.
Excellent Acoustic Performance
The acoustic properties of Hebel are excellent, providing an effective sound barrier.
Hebel is totally inorganic and non-combustible blocks with frameless construction deliver superior fire resistance. Hebel Block systems also allow you to build right up to your boundary line. It is especially suited to fire-rated applications.
Not a food source for termites or vermin and no cavity construction eliminates the chance of harbouring pests.
Hebel products do not contain any toxic gas substances.
Although solid masonry, Hebel is only 25% of the weight of traditional concrete making handling easier and faster.
When installed according to specifications, Hebel products are not affected by harsh climatic conditions and will not degrade under normal atmospheric conditions.
Rapid On-site Assembly
The product’s light weight and easy workability means that it is very quick to install on site.
Hebel blocks and panels can be sawn, drilled, nailed and machined using off-the-shelf tools.
The patented manufacturing process ensures that Hebel blocks and panels are always produced to size as they leave the factory meaning less on-site trimming and reduced usage of mortar and finishing materials.
73% less embodied energy and 61% less greenhouse gas emissions than comparative masonry products.
Hebel systems can be used for all applications in residential, commercial and civil applications including walls, floors, roofs, balconies and decks in both loadbearing and non-loadbearing construction.