Timbercrete is a multi- award-winning environmentally sensitive masonry building product, from which is made bricks, blocks, panels and pavers.
Timbercrete is proudly an Australian invention and Australian owned with international patents granted in most of the world’s population (developed and undeveloped countries) and has trademark protection.
It is used in domestic, industrial and commercial buildings as well as landscaping and a range of other applications. Timbercrete can be moulded into a vast range of sizes, shapes, colours and textures. It inherits some very unique qualities which make it outstanding among other building products.
These outstanding qualities include:
- Significantly improved environmental benefits. It is the only brick; block, panel or paver that actually stores (traps) carbon gas. Timbercrete is made from discarded timber a waste product (containing carbon) which is sequestered in a cementitious tomb. This process offsets the carbon gas emissions of thousands of cars per year. Being a carbon trap or a carbon sink it locks up thousands of tonnes of carbon gases annually. The more widely Timbercrete is used the greater the amount of carbon gas that is sequestered.
- It has a lower embodied energy; because it takes vastly less energy to produce compared to traditional clay fired bricks.
- A significantly improved insulation value (R) when compared to traditional clay and concrete bricks, blocks and panels.
- Improved thermal mass, (specific heat) when compared with other insulating products. Thermal mass is the ability of a product to store thermal energy and release it slowly.
- Improved engineering diversity, due its lighter semi flexible quality.
- Lighter weight (2.5 times lighter than concrete or clay).
- Improved workability, it can be nailed and screwed just like timber.
- Improved fire rating compared to concrete, clay, timber or steel.
FRL240/240/240 (at 190mm thick). Exceeding the highest possible fire rating.
- It is bullet proof when fired at with a vast array of weaponry, even a 50 calibre metal jacket bullet. Other commonly used building products, such as clay or concrete bricks and aerated concrete shatter even when using lower powered weaponry.
|Timbercrete Carbon Sequestration|
|Sawdust currently used||5,200,000 litres p.a.|
|Carbon sequestered||2,143m3 p.a.|
|CO2 Saving||10,581 tonnes p.a.|
|Number of cars offset||2,461|
|Timbercrete Production Energy Usage|
Average amount of energy required electricity & diesel per house
This PDF table is a summary of the Timbercrete product range identifying the product name, actual size, module size, weight and number required per square metre. (These measurements are approximate).