December 16, 2010

Timbercrete's fire proof properties help in rebuild.

As bushfire season approaches there are many people who have their family homes in bushfire zones ready to stand guard and fight for their homes or even lives, in the case of pending fire disaster.

Timbercrete brick's Fire Resistant Properties have proven to be home saving in the past (as can be seen in this photo) and now are being used and considered for the walls of homes where bushfires could be a danger as Brad Worrall from  the Border Mail reports.

When fire tests (click on link for test results) were conducted on a Timbercrete wall at 1200 degrees Celsius over a period of 4hrs, it can be seen that the other side of the wall only achieved a temperature of up to approx 75 degrees under 30 tonne of pressure. This is good reason for walls in homes to be built from Timbercrete bricks in bushfire zones as temperatures rarely will get to that temperature or be active on the fire font for that extent of time.

For more information regarding Timbercrete bricks please visit or follow this link for contact details. Timbercrete bricks are also now available from Macclesfield in the Adelaide Hills.

November 30, 2010

El Torro McLaren Vale goes great with Timbercrete

El Torro Bar and Grill has made a smashing entry into the restaurant market in McLaren Vale recently. The newly renovated and reconstructed premises looks fantastic and is a certainty to be the flavour of the town with the Mediterranean feel, perfect menu, not to mention the new Tequila Bar.
ElTorro Bar & Grill McLaren Vale
Timbercrete Drystack Cobblestone Blocks

Timbercrete also had an influence on the final finish with our Drystack Cobblestone Retaining Blocks. They complimented the Mediterranean styles well and gave a warm feel to an already inviting establishment. 

Great design and Landscape Ideas 
After dining at El Torro we can certainly vouch for the food and coffee and obviously the style is of exquisite taste! 

For information on the restaurant please click Here. For information on the blocks and pricing please click Here.

September 27, 2010

Another beautiful Timbercrete home on Fleurieu begins!

Going for a Smooth Sandstone finish this Timbercrete home has spectacular views to the coast on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Built with the Single-Skin 200mm thick blocks, it is sure to have great insulation properties yet still has the ability to store warmth and release it back into the home in the colder months.

The blocks, manufactured in McLaren Vale S.A. contain over 50% timber waste, just one of the local products used to manufacture Timbercrete blocks and bricks.

Watch this space for more progress as this build takes place!

September 14, 2010

"Elegant Hilltop Home" for Sale in Port lincoln

Modern 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with breathtaking 180 degree sea views taking in Port Lincoln and Tumby Bay, set on 14 hectares. 

This stunning custom designed 4 year old home features Timbercrete veneer construction, 10 foot ceilings, solid jarrah floors, solar hot water system, custom cabinetry in both bathrooms, beautiful large living area with reverse cycle a/c and a large combustion heater, from where there are views to the 16 islands of the Sir Joseph Banks Group. . . 

for more visit  This Link

September 10, 2010

Sustainable Shoalhaven home wins awards!

An initiative of Timbercrete, the 'Sustaining our Shoalhaven House Project' has won the 2009 Timber Award by the NSW Country Division of the Australian Institute of Architects. 

The Shoalhaven House Project aims to show examples to inspire people to make their very own sustainable homes. Timbercrete makes the sustainable home more environmentally friendly by providing their top quality building products.

Timbercrete brings many valuable aspects to the job of creating sustainable homes. Increased insulation value and improved thermal mass are just two of the qualities that help produce a sustainable home. The building products are also highly fire resistant and actually store carbon gas and so contribute to the lessening of carbon dioxide emission. Timbercrete creates building masonry that is thermally efficient to make inspiring sustainable homes.

Timbercrete's products can be made in many varying textures and lengths to create many creative variations and thus makes not only environmentally sensitive but also attractive and one of a kind sustainable homes.

September 6, 2010

Home by the sea being built with Timbercrete Bricks

Western, Double-Brick Timbercrete wall.
Timbercrete looks great with contrasting colour
Built by Regent Homes, this beautiful home is perfect for the dwelling by the sea. It features spectacular views to the St Vincents Gulf and is sure to be a comfortable house to call home.

With Timbercrete, Smooth Sandstone Blocks as its main facade and a feature double brick wall to the west side, it sure sets the home off as a stunner and will be of great benefit thermally when the sun is setting in the summer months and for warmth when the storms role in over winter.

If you would like any further information about this home, the builder or the Timbercrete blocks, please Click here and go to South Australia, Timbercrete Adelaide South.