Building with AAC

What is AAC is normally the first question asked? AAC (autoclaved aerated concrete) is a common building material that is now used in the US. It’s a building material that can be cost effective with many benefits. Most builders, concrete contractors, and homeowners in the US are aware of the new building material AAC yet. There are two common types of AAC wall products - blocks and panels. Panels have reinforcement molded into them and can be as large as 20 feet long. Panels are typically secured to floors and decks in a mortar bed and held in position with the same kind of braces used by precast or tilt-up concrete contractors. Blocks, on the other hand, require less engineering and time to place, and reinforcement is easy to install onsite.  

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Kitchen Island Ideas

If you’re interested in building a new house or remodeling the kitchen, make sure to carefully think about the island among the kitchen design ideas you are exploring. The kitchen island serves a number of purposes. Besides it being a visual anchor in the available space, it also helps increase the room’s functionality and effectiveness. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) conducted a survey. The results indicated that more than 70% of homebuyers wanted an island in their kitchen, and of those individuals, 50% of them considered it a must-have. Since it’s obvious that adding an island is a sound investment, we wanted to share some ideas that may help your decision making.  

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Discover Hebel and AAC

What is autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC)?

AAC is a lightweight, strong masonry product that began in 1920, when Sweden was enduring an extreme shortage of wood due to deforestation. Today, it is a mainstream building material throughout 30 countries worldwide, including North America, South America, Europe and Asia. This mineral already exists in nature and is manufactured by Hebel using naturally available materials such as sand, cement, lime, gypsum, and small amounts of aluminum. AAC is an energy efficient environmentally friendly masonry product.  

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