“As an Architect I am always on the lookout for new and improved building materials. When it came to building my own home I selected Timbercrete® not only because it satisfied a number of technical requirements, but also because it provided aesthetics that were unavailable in any other viable construction medium.”
Timbercrete® home owner - Kurrajong NSW
Our new home felt cozy and welcoming even before it was furnished due to the texture and colour of the Timbercrete® walls. An extremely common comment made by people, especially women, visiting our home for the first time is “This is the sort of home I want to build!”
Timbercrete® home owner - Judy Collier, Bilpin NSW
“I decided to personally build my own Timbercrete® home. I’m no Brickie, but I decided to do all my own block laying. By following a few simple rules I ended up with a great result, and the overall aesthetics are impressive. The blocks are very robust and easy to work with; they are very easy to cut, drill and nail. I was on a really strict budget and I reckon Timbercrete® has allowed me to create a top quality home at an incredibly low cost.”
Timbercrete® home owner - Rob Porteous (carpenter), Bilpin, NSW
Our Post & Beam Pty Ltd kit home represented my first owner-builder experience. Even though the walls are not load bearing and usually constructed from mud brick, I chose Timbercrete for a variety of reasons, including quality and aesthetics. I was impressed with every aspect of Timbercrete during the building process, and even more impressed now that I have lived in the house since 2001. Visitors often assume we are running either heating or air-conditioning, when in fact we are not. The home retains winter warmth far better than our previous full-brick home, and also remains cooler in summer. The thermal qualities are fantastic.
Timbercrete® home owner - John Bryant, Berambing, NSW
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Timbercrete® made from?
Will Timbercrete be accepted by my local council?
If I build my house out of Timbercrete how long will the bricks last?
Due to the fact that Timbercrete does not contain any steel reinforcing such as concrete, we expect our product to be around long after steel reinforced concrete structures fail as a result of ‘concrete cancer’.
How much will it cost to build my home from Timbercrete?
What style of house can I build with Timbercrete®?
While Timbercrete is particularly cost effective when used as a “single skin” wall construction, we also offer special block sizes that allow you to build a conventional “brick veneer” or “full brick” home, but substituting Timbercrete for the traditional bricks. Please visit our website Gallery for ideas.