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There's heaps to like about Hebel


If you’re new to the building game, you may have heard the term ‘Hebel’ come up in discussions recently and thought, “Isn’t that a town in Queensland? Or is it something to do with construction?”.

The good news is you’re correct in both cases, but in this post, we’ll be talking about Hebel blocks, the high-performance building material. Shout out to Hebel, Queensland, which we’re sure is a terrific place.

What exactly is Hebel, you ask? We could tell you that Hebel is a special kind of “autoclave aerated” concrete, but we don’t want you to nod off. Instead, we’ve enlisted our design director, Adrian Popple, to answer some questions about this innovative masonry product.

Metricon's home designs built with Hebel: The Bordeaux

So, Adrian, what’s the go with building with Hebel?

We recommend using Hebel as an external and internal building product because it’s efficient, stable, and provides a high-quality finish, all while maintaining the look and feel of solid masonry. Installing Hebel wall panels is generally faster than conventional external veneers, so it has the potential to streamline the building process, particularly when a render finish is preferred.

Why do you design homes made with Hebel blocks?

We love that Hebel gives us the design flexibility we couldn’t normally achieve with masonry. Hebel’s unique structure enables us to create innovative designs that are well articulated, while keeping the look and feel of masonry that so many of our customers love. Hebel also has a great flooring solution that we commonly use in our double-storey home ranges.

Metricon's Bordeaux home design is built using Hebel

Are there any environmental benefits in using Hebel?

Waste management is a key environmental issue that Metricon is committed to addressing. By using Hebel, we’re able to reduce landfill, and due to Hebel’s lightweight structure, it can more easily be transported from site to site.

Inside Metricon's Hebel-built Bordeaux home design

Want to know more about Metricon construction? For more advice on building your dream home, head to our blog, Home Truths, or check out the gallery for more inspiration.