Most people who are familiar with Hebel already know the numerous benefits and applications
of the autoclaved aerated concrete block. However one of the most well known benefits of
Hebel is that it’s fire resistant.

Being fire resistant is perfect for urban multi-dwelling settings like apartment blocks and
townhouses where Hebel can be used for cladding, party walls and other internal walls,
however it also makes Hebel a valuable commodity for houses built in bushfire prone areas.

And the facts tell the real story. According to, “Hebel 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.”

Every year the threat of bushfires is very real in areas right across Australia, and certain
developments are classified as bushfire prone by the relevant states and territories, meaning
there’s a legal obligation to consider the threat of a bushfire for the construction.

As a result of these legal obligations, it’s clear the fire resistant Hebel is perfect for these
designated bushfire prone areas. And with its versatility, Hebel can ensure a house is as fire
resistant as possible with applications for the facade, fences, floors and even internal walls.

If you need Hebel for your next build or want to know more about its fire resistant properties,
make sure you contact us at C&S Lightweight, Melbourne’s leading Hebel suppliers and