November 2, 2014

Timbercrete Bricks now in Macclesfield South Australia

Timbercrete Bricks are now being manufactured in the Adelaide Hills in Macclesfield S.A.  The move from McLaren Vale to Macclesfield was very much required so we could meet the needs to produce larger quantities but do so in an environmentally suitable surrounding. The people of maccy have welcomed us warmly and we are very grateful to the people of S.A. for helping us get here. We are currently producing bricks for some great homes in Lynton SA and Seaford SA and we look forward to much more as we offer a fantastic building product to our friends in the Adelaide Hills, the Fleurieu, Adelaide and greater S.A.
For more information on Timbercrete bricks please visit our Website or contact us Here.

Timbercrete 360 Series 100mm thick bricks (Double Brick) for a home in Port Noarlunga S.A.

July 2, 2014

Timbercrete Bricks in Victoria

Warrandyte 360 Series 100mm Thick
Cobblestone finish
Owner Builder
We ventured into Victoria on the weekend to drop off a few bricks here and there and caught up with some wonderful people who had either built with or are building with Timbercrete bricks manufactured here in Adelaide.

Most of the construction has been built in high bushfire risk zones and the use of Timbercrete blocks in high BAL zones is appropriate, due to Timbercrete bricks having superior fire resistance ratings (see the data) over most, if not all other masonry products.


The homes we visited in Victoria were in Axedale, Tolmie, Marysville (including the Marysville Lollyshop built using Timbercrete), Warrandyte, Kangaroo Ground, Kinglake, Anakie and Pomonal.

There's a few photo's of the homes below.

For sizes of the various blocks and pricing you can click Here. If you would like further information, including builders who built the homes or further contacts in Victoria, then feel free to email Here. For further information regarding Timbercrete bricks please visit our Website.

(click on the images for closer view)

Anakie 400 Series 200mm Thick
Cobblestone Finish
Owner Builder
Anakie 400 Series 200mm Thick
Cobblestone Finish
Owner Builder

Kangaroo Ground Mudbrick Series 250mm Thick
Cobblestone Finish.
Designed by Post and Beam Pty Ltd
Builder: Jamie Dickson and Owner
Kangaroo Ground Mudbrick Series 250mm Thick
Cobblestone Finish
Designed by Post and Beam Pty Ltd
Builder: Jamie Dickson and Owner

Kinglake 360 Series 100mm Thick
Sandstone finish
Builder: TK Old Homes
Kinglake 360 Series 100mm Thick
Sandstone finish
Builder: TK Old Homes






Marysville Mudbrick Series 250mm Thick
Cobblestone Finish (Colour Mocha)
Marysville Mudbrick Series 250mm Thick
Cobblestone Finish (Colour Mocha)

Marysville Mudbrick Series 250mm Thick
Cobblestone Finish
Marysville Mudbrick Series 250mm Thick
Cobblestone Finish

Pomonal 400 Series 100mm Thick
Sandstone finish
Built By Jonro Constructions



Warrandyte 360 Series 100mm Thick
Cobblestone finish
Owner Builder

Pomonal 400 Series 100mm Thick
Sandstone finish
Built By Jonro Constructions

May 17, 2014

TIMBERCRETE 'SANDSTONE' BRICK SALE

So we have some surplus stock available for SALE!

The blocks are in our 500mm Sandstone finish as can be seen in the photo's.

Home recently under construction in Mount Compass SA
using the 500 series Sandstone blocks.
Sandstone Timbercrete Blocks in the Yard.



Home built with Timbercrete 500 series Sandstone Blocks in Bellevue Heights SA

These blocks are sized at 192mm H x 492mm L x 120mm in thickness. They have an approximate 'R' value of R.7 and weigh approx 12kg each.

Usually these blocks sell for $6.80 each but on sale now for just $6.00* per block if you purchase 100m2.

I have over 100m2 ready to lay in stock plus corner blocks.

If you are interested in these blocks or would like further information, please email me HERE

They are available from McLaren Vale SA.

* Please note that price does not include freight, pallet fees or required sealants.

May 14, 2014

Timbercrete 360 Series Sandstone Bricks are becoming a popular choice with homeowners!

While Timbercrete offers a wide variety of choice for sizes of bricks and blocks, our 360 Series, 100mm thick blocks are fast becoming the most popular.

Contrasting Timber Colour goes well with Timbercrete.
Used in either double-brick fashion (as shown in the photo's) or veneer, these blocks offer 4-5 times the 'R' rating than that of a standard clay brick, are 50% lighter in weight than clay or concrete, have super high fire ratings, fantastic acoustic properties and the list goes on.

These 360 Series blocks are manufactured to slot into clay brick increments, meaning if your home has been planned for clay bricks then these can be used as far superior substitute, not to mention how great they look as well!

The block size of the 360 series is one and a half times the length of a standard brick and two times the height, this means whenever your bricklayer lays a block, he's laying 3 standard sized bricks in one hit! Because of the lighter weight your bricklayer can still lay the bricks with one hand no problem. This means savings on time and costs!
A bricklayer easily lays a Timbercrete brick.


Most of all Timbercrete blocks are hand made and the mixture is made using recycled timber waste. The energy it takes to manufacture a Timbercrete block is minimal, especially when compared to the hungry embodied energy it takes to manufacture a kiln fired clay brick.

If you're interested in having a look at a Timbercrete home or want further information or pricing please follow the link or go to www.timbercrete.com.au and find your nearest supplier.

Beautiful Timbercrete home in Middleton, South Australia.


November 17, 2013

Classic Style Home Built Using Timbercrete 'Sandstone' Bricks

Matching 'Sandstone' landscaping compliments Timbercrete 'Sandstone' bricks.
This beautiful home, built in Bellevue Heights SA, surely stands to impress with its elegant style of 'Sandstone' Timbercrete bricks and matching landscape artistry.

Not only does the home look great, however, with the thermal qualities of Timbercrete, the bricks provide nearly 7 times more insulation value than that of a standard clay brick while still performing as a thermal mass.

These bricks were hand-made in Timbercrete's Adelaide South plant just 25 minutes down the road in McLaren Vale. Not only does the local distance mean less energy costs in transport but the Timbercrete mixture being manufactured using local timber waste and Timbercrete bricks being air-dried, means a negative use in carbon output compared to the large volumes of carbon output produced through clay brick manufacturing.


The blocks on this home are manufactured with a 'Sandstone' finish, Timbercrete blocks can also come in a 'Cobbletsone' or 'Textured' finish and a variety of colours.

For more information regarding Timbercrete products please visit this LINK and for contact and pricing information from the Adelaide South supplier please click HERE

October 17, 2013

Mount Barker Double Brick Timbercrete . . . R3+

This Mount Barker (SA) Studio is being built using the Timbercrete 360 Series Cobblestone bricks. This will prove to be a very energy efficient structure with high wall insulation value and the blocks also having strong thermal mass.

The use of 10mm Foilboard insulation in the cavity pushes this wall to approx R3.

The use of 'Slithers' of Timbercrete blocks in this structure have given it a very unique look and the 'Cobblestone' finish certainly suits the feel in this rural setting of Mount Barker.

Beautiful Timbercrete Cobblestone Finish

Timber reveals around the windows and door frames are a great way to finish double brick cavities.

For more information regarding Timbercrete blocks please go to our Website and for further pricing and size options please follow this Link

December 5, 2012

Timbercrete Bricks and Loadbearing

We often receive questions regarding the loadbearing capacity of Timbercrete bricks. The questions are fair enough, as it would seem that a brick or block that's made with timber fibres might lack in certain areas and it's capacity to hold big loads might be one of those. Well we're pleased to let you know that Timbercrete has amazing strength and is a more than capable to handle loads that any other masonry block or brick can handle. 

Peter Collier from Timbercrete head office explains: “Timbercrete bricks and blocks have a typical Mpa ranging from 3 Mpa to 6 Mpa. This equates to between 3000 kg and 6000 kg per 10 cm² of surface face area (10 cm x 10 cm). This means that a standard single skin Timbercrete block with the surface face area of 400 mm long by 200 mm wide, has a potential load bearing capacity between 24,000 kg to 48,000 kg per single block. If there are 10 bricks or blocks in a row, this figure is multiplied by 10. If the uninterrupted wall area (not interrupted by windows or doors) was, say; a rectangle of 10 m long by 6 m wide, the overall wall length would be 32 lineal metres. Divide this by 400 mm (the length of the block stated above) one would require 32 / .4 = 80 blocks. Therefore the potential load bearing capacity is between 1920 metric tons to 3840 metric tons.

The load-bearing capacity of Timbercrete can be increased by increasing the percentage of binders, however considering the figures above and the fact that increasing the binders will also have an effect on the cost there is no rational or engineering logic for this improvement.

However, typical engineering practices never construct buildings based on the maximum potential of the load-bearing capacity of the product. They consider a worst-case scenario and then factor in a percentage reduction. This practice of over engineering reduces or eliminates the possibility of structural failure.

Certainly Timbercrete is a load bearing product for both bricks and blocks at between 3Mpa to 6Mpa. One also needs to consider that most of the product range represents bricks or blocks that are solid without any cavities in contrast with most clay bricks and hollow core concrete blocks that are not solid. This being the case the surface face area and Mpa of Timbercrete is not compromised as a result of cavities. We also teach the practice of using a solid mortar bed and perpendicular joints rather than a shell bed as is typically the practice with other bricks and blocks.”


As can be shown in this photo, a home built with Timbercrete blocks is more than adequate to bear the load of a second storey, including a suspended concrete slab. 

If you're in the hunt for bricks and blocks with strong capabilities and extremely environmental properties, then look no further than Timbercrete. For more information go Here, for pricing see the contact details and click on your nearest supplier.