Australia is a place of climatic extremes – from the Snowy Mountains in NSW, which sees the mercury drop well below zero, to Marble Bar in WA, which regularly experiences temperatures in excess of 40 Degrees Celsius.
We live in a harsh environment. Although most of us are far away from the sizzling earth of Marble Bar, we are not too removed from extreme weather events. The Climate Council of Australia recently reported that the summer of 2016/17 saw an unprecedented 205 heat records being broken, and the records continue to tumble, showing that climate change is in full swing.
If you're building your forever home, you will want it to be suitable for Australian conditions – now, and well into the future. That's why your choice of building material is so essential in creating a home for all seasons.
This is where Hebel comes in
Skyrocketing energy costs and the sustainability movement have compelled people to be more conscious of the building materials they use. With that change, we have seen the rise in popularity in products like Hebel, which not only have a host of benefits like design flexibility and ease of construction, but also boast strong energy efficiency qualities.
A beautiful home to live in year-round
With energy bills doubling in the last decade, cooling and heating costs are a huge consideration for Australian homeowners. Along with site positioning, orientation and passive design elements, using Hebel can help to reduce your energy usage.
External wall materials play a huge part in regulating the internal temperature of a home. Tests have shown that a house built with Hebel PowerPanelXL performs better than brick veneer in terms of both heating and cooling*. Hebel's insulation qualities can help keep your home more comfortable and could have you reaching for the air con remote less, minimising your energy use.
Whether it's the scorching summer or the biting winter, Hebel is a smart building product for Australian homes and can help you enjoy an efficient and comfortable home all year round, regardless of where you live.
*Based on Comfort Tune Assessment conducted in January 2016 on a 346m2 house in metro NSW