Benefits of Hebel in Commercial and Industrial Buildings
Load Bearing Walls
The External walls of a Commercial / Industrial Building are well suited to be made of Hebel. They are lightweight but strong and include the follow benefits…
- Solid Masonry Feel – Due to 80% to 100% solid core.
- Lightweight – Lighter loads on the structure than conventional masonry.
- Less Waste – Minimal on-site cutting. Panels may be custom made to required height.
- No Wet Trades – Minimal gluing of joints between successive panels reduces the quantity of water required on site.
- Panels not affected by wet – Installed panels are not affected by wet weather.
- Speed of Construction – Large wall areas can be completed quickly with small (2 – 3 person) crews.
External wall panels are installed vertically or horizontally to steel or concrete structural framing as a non-loadbearing cladding. These are well used in conjunction with the load bearing external walls.
Thermal resistance – Excellent thermal resistance performance.
Acoustic performance – Effective sound transmission barrier between external and internal environments of the building.
Fire protection – Excellent fire rating properties.
No wet trades – Less mess and a cleaner, safer work area.
Less wastage – Greatly reduced waste as panels can be custom made to length requirements. Fewer waste bins and less crane movements.
Design flexibility – Hebel panels can be easily cut and routed to suit design requirements. Panels span up to 6 metres.
Strength and security – Corrosion protected steel-reinforced AAC panels provide a high degree of strength, durability and security.
Cost effective – Light weight panels allow for reduced structural components and smaller lifting equipment. Speed of installation and reduced structural sizes mean cost savings compared to traditional masonry construction.
The Hebel Flooring systems have been developed and come in different sizes for a wide range of commercial applications.
Lightweight – lighter loads on structure can assist in reducing slabs, columns and footings
Cost effective – speed of installation and reduced structural sizes means cost savings compared to masonry flooring
Less wastage – greatly reduced waste as panels can be custom made to suit requirements. Fewer waste bins and less crane movements
Strength and security – corrosion protected, steel-reinforced AAC panels provide a high degree of strength, durability and security.
Hebel has developed external wall systems for commercial applications ranging from low rise industrial/commercial developments to high-rise offices or medium density residential buildings. Hebel PowerPanel+ panels are installed vertically or horizontally to steel or concrete structural framing as a non-loadbearing cladding.
Hebel internal wall systems provide a solid, slender, non-loadbearing wall for use in commercial applications such as around toilets and offices or between industrial units as a fire wall. The systems consist of 75mm, 100mm or 125mm PowerPanels connected to slabs or steel frames. Hebel internal wall systems are installed very quickly and can provide a fire rating of up to 4 hours.