What is Hebel
Hebel is a strong, versatile, high performance building product made from Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC).
As manufacturer of AAC, CSR Hebel has over 25 years of experience meaning you can be assured you are getting a high quality product with the technical expertise to back it up.
Available in blocks and panels, Hebel is easy to handle, quick to build with, and better to live in.
Hebel panels contain anti-corrosion steel reinforcement for added strength and are available in a range of lengths for applications including walls, floors and external cladding.
Where can it be used?
Hebel is a versatile building material that can be used for a number of applications including houses, apartments, commercial buildings and civil applications.
What is AAC?
Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) technology was first developed in Scandinavia over 70 years ago and is now used widely all over the world. But what is its history and how did this revolutionary material later become known as ‘Hebel’?
Lightweight and environmentally friendly, AAC was perfected in the mid-1920s by the Swedish architect and inventor Dr. Johan Axel Eriksson and soon gained rapid popularity in Europe due to its superior insulation properties and ease of installation.
But it wasn’t until decades later that its full potential was truly realised…
In 1945, German construction engineer Josef Hebel established a manufacturing process where prefabricated AAC panels were reinforced with steel – vastly improving the material’s strength and structural reliability.
The patented product, which he named ‘Hebel’, also accelerated the traditional time of construction. It became instrumental in the rapid rebuild of damaged German cities as a result of WWII. With this local success soon came global expansion, as Mr Hebel constructed factories in the Middle East, Asia and Greater Europe.
Hebel’s reputation has stood the test of time, and today we continue to lead the way in fast, economic and sustainable building solutions.