Building with Ytong
Why we choose YTONG?
Optimum fire resistance
YTONG's exceptional fire resistance comes from its reaction to flames. The physical properties of YTONG materials makes it the ideal formula for protection against fire as it is non-flammable. Its reaction to fire is nil and it is completely incombustible. YTONG is a thermal insulator, due to its unique cellular structure. YTONG does not release harmful gases in the event of fire.
YTONG is an autoclaved cellular concrete comprising of sand, water and air. Air filled cells form during the manufacturing process. This air, in fact, constitutes the best imaginable thermal insulation in this manufacturing context. As a result, YTONG obtains the characteristics of an insulating material.
YTONG is insulating itself, so it is unnecessary to provide additional insulation. No more problems generated by poor insulation installation, no more thermal bridges. Building with YTONG results in 100% effective, durable insulation.
Comfort in winter and summer
Due to its excellent insulation capacity and high thermal inertia, YTONG protects you against the cold in winter. Conversely, in summer YTONG prevents the entry of heat. In other words: warm in winter and cool in summer.
To meet current comfort requirements in buildings, full attention must be given to the sound insulation of all of their parts. By sound insulation, we generally mean “the neutralisation and reduction of undesirable noise due to good design and good execution of buildings”. Because of the sound absorption of Hebel products, the sound in a room reflects less off the walls, which reduces the reverberation (echo) in the space. The surface of an YTONG wall absorbs noise into its numerous partly open cells.
Lightweight construction material
Hebel is a lightweight construction material. The cellular structure is formed during the manufacturing process; as a result, the density of the product remains minimal. Taking this data into account, a lighter and thus more economical building load bearing structure can be designed.
Ecological and durable
High insulating power combined with the absence of thermal bridges means that Hebel slabs make a serious contribution to savings in energy consumption. Energy consumption during the manufacturing process is very low (hardening by autoclaving); the production of CO2 is thus very low, and, as a result, the environment is less polluted. Hebel is a light construction material the production or which requires few raw materials. Its elements are water, high quality chalk and finely ground sand. Portland cement is added to these products, which are abundant in nature. Hebel slabs are not delivered in packaging after production, resulting in less waste.