Welcome to C & S Lightweight
The Hebel Building Specialists
When Mick Cowan and Tony Stocker encountered Hebel for the first time, they were warned that it could put them out of business.
Instead it was the start of an association that has continued to grow and is now stronger than ever. That association began almost 30 years ago, soon after Mick and Tony had teamed up to establish C & S Lightweight in Melbourne.
Irish-born Mick had worked as a bricklayer in Ireland and England before continuing his trade in Melbourne where Tony and he worked together and set up C & S Lightweight in 1990.
“We were doing a lot of solid brick houses for the high end market,” said Mick. “An architect we worked for said to me one day, ‘This stuff’s going to put you out of business.’ He was talking about Hebel!”
With his curiosity stirred, Mick travelled to the Blue Mountains area of New South Wales to learn more from a team of Danish bricklayers who had been brought to Australia to help build a home using Hebel blocks.
After he returned to Melbourne, C & S Lightweight began laying and installing Hebel blocks and building Hebel homes. They quickly became, and have remained, one of CSR Hebel’s biggest distributors of autoclaved aerated concrete blocks, wall cladding, floors and panels, providing a diversity of services that matches the versatility of Hebel itself.
C&S Lightweight supplies and installs Hebel products which includes full site supervision through the entire installation process.