Updated on December 6, 2022

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Created on October 27, 2022

TIMBERCRETE

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Timbercrete is an environmentally sustainable masonry building product that combines the structural qualities of masonry with the resilient qualities of timber.

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Product Description

Timbercrete, designed and manufactured by Timbercrete, an Australian firm, is a hybrid blend of natural organic material (a blend of waste timber or cellulose) combined with masonry binders (cement and sand), that produce a larger, more flexible, high insulation and lighter alternative construction material. This product was designed by Peter Collier, a professional potter and ceramic technician who was looking for a way to build an affordable family home. He started experimenting with raw materials, using his experience with clay and eventually came across the blend of cellulose, cement, sand and binders that has been patented as Timbercrete today. Timbercrete is produced in a range of products of bricks, panels, pavers and blocks.

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Timbercrete is distributed by the manufacturer.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Timbercrete is a blend of sawmill waste (which is low in tannin, gums and oils), cement and sand in the ratio of 3:1:2, binders and a non-toxic deflocculating additive, which is cured using the renewable resources of sun and wind into a unique building block. The blocks require less energy to produce and have a negative carbon footprint. It can be moulded into a vast array of different sizes, shapes, colors and textures, with a few qualities that make it a true standout when compared to conventional bricks or cement

Intellectural Property Type

Open Source

User Provision Model

This product is distributed by the manufacturer.

Distributions to Date Status

Unknown

Unit dimensions (cm)

Depends on the type of block.

Primary materials

waste timber, cement, sand, and binders

Complimentary materials

Unknown

Fire Resistance (hr)

Unknown

Thermal Insulation Capacity

Unknown

Compressive Strength (MPa)

Unknown

Suitable Climates

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Design Specifications

Design specifications change depending if Timbercrete is form as block, brick, panel or pavers.

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer or mico-enterprises

Replacement Components

Unknown

Lifecycle

Unknown

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Timbercrete is also 250% lighter than concrete or clay

Vetted Performance Status

Tests have also shown that a 190 mm timbercrete block has the highest possible fire-resistance rating for building materials in Australia.  

Safety

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Complementary Technical Systems

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Academic Research and References

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Compliance with regulations

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