AAC Blocks / Autoclaved Aerated Concrete /Concrete Bricks
AAC or Autoclaved Aerated Concrete was developed in Sweden in 1920s with the need of combining the qualities of two of the most versatile and most used building materials, Wood and Concrete. The material hence formed has surpassed all expectations and has been widely accepted and used as a major building material across Europe, Russia, Middle East, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand etc.
AAC Blocks have been recently introduced in India and in a short span of time have become the preferred choice of construction material among builders and architects.
AAC is a Green Building material and with its myriad benefits like High Strength to Weight Ratio, High Thermal and Sound Insulation, Easy Workability, Low Carbon Footprint during application and manufacturing etc is said to revolutionize the construction industry in India.
Benefits of Aerotuff AAC Blocks
Fast & Easy Construction
Big & Accurate Size
The Big size and Accurate shape and dimensions of AEROTUFF Blocks makes construction with these autoclaved concrete blocks extremely fast and easy. This also results in considerable savings in Joining Mortar and Plaster and cut project cost.
The weight of AEROTUFF AAC Blocks is approximately 1/3rd that of Clay Bricks and 1/4th that of conventional Concrete Blocks.
Light weight of these blocks results in reduction of dead load on the building structure and provides savings in the structural cost.
AEROTUFF AAC Blocks stand out in terms of flexibility and ease of working at site. The Aerotuff AAC autoclaved concrete blocks can be CUT, DRILLED, NAILED, CHASED to the desire of the user with simple hand tools and hence provide ease of use.
As the AAC block is very easy to handle, manipulate and use ordinary tools for cutting the wood such as the drill, band saws, etc. could be easily used to cut and align the AAC. Moreover, the AAC blocks come with larger sizes and fewer joints. This ultimately results in faster construction work
Energy Efficiency & Comfortable Living
High Thermal Insulation
The unique cellular structure of AEROTUFF AAC Blocks with entrapped air bubbles provides them the lowest thermal conductivity among all building materials. With escalating energy costs and increased requirement of energy efficiency, a lot of builders are investing in special insulation techniques like Cavity Walls, External PU Claddings, Special Paints etc. The High Thermal Insulation of AEROTUFF AAC Blocks makes the use of such expensive techniques totally unnecessary. It ultimately leads to savings in air conditioning load and consequently enhanced energy efficiency.
Good Sound Absorption
AEROTUFF AAC Blocks have very good acoustic properties and significantly reduce the noise entering a building or a room. With a Sound Transmission Class of up-to 45, these blocks show better resistance to sound transmission as compared to Concrete Blocks or Clay Bricks of an equivalent thickness. The porous structure of the AAC blocks results into enhanced sound absorption. The Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of the AAC blocks up to 45 db. Thus, AAC blocks have been the most ideal material for the construction of walls in auditorium, hotels, hospitals, studios, etc.
AEROTUFF AAC is a non-toxic product which does not pollute the air, land or water. During the manufacturing process, waste from the cutting process is recycled back with raw materials and used again. During construction, there is virtually no waste generated. The energy consumed in the production process is only a fraction compared to the production of other materials. AAC is manufactured from natural raw materials. The finished product is thrice the volume of the raw materials used, making it extremely resource-efficient and environmentally friendly.
AAC Blocks are a recognized Green Building Material and can help a builder gain additional green rating points under the LEEDS/GRIHA Green Building Rating System for Green Building Certification.
“When Safety is an issue AEROTUFF takes the heat”
AEROTUFF AAC Blocks have the best in class fire resistance with a fire rating of 4-6 Hours, depending on the thickness of the blocks.
The blocks are made up of inorganic material and hence they do not catch fire or emit toxic gases and conform to Class ‘0’ rating for spread of flame
High Earthquake Resistance
The lightweight of AEROTUFF AAC blocks reduce the mass of a structure, thus decreasing the impact of an earthquake on the building and hence offering enhanced safety against calamities like earthquakes, hurricanes etc as compared to structures built with heavy red clay bricks, fly ash bricks or concrete blocks.
The non-interconnecting cellular structure of AEROTUFF AAC Blocks prevents the transmission of water through the blocks and provides a strong Water Barrier. This structure of tiny bubbles is strengthened by the process of autoclaving and hence provides a long time resistance against the seepage of water through AAC Walls.
The mineral composition and solid structure of AEROTUFF AAC Blocks makes them resistant against all kinds of pests, moulds, insects etc. Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Block consist of the inorganic material in its constitution that helps preventing and avoiding termites, damages or losses by the pests and rodents etc.
Walls with lower thicknesses can be achieved with AEROTUFF Blocks, while retaining similar or improved properties. This benefits builders gain additional Carpet Area in their buildings with the same Built-up Area.
Green Building Material
A step towards Sustained Growth
A Sustainable future is only possible with recognition of the means of sustainable development
When it comes to reducing the environmental impacts, AEROTUFF AAC Blocks stand way ahead of its competitors.
- Among various building materials available like Clay Bricks, Concrete Blocks etc, AEROTUFF AAC Blocks consume the least amount of energy during Manufacturing as well as Application. This helps save the fast depleting natural resources
- AEROTUFF AAC Blocks utilizes industrial wastes such as Fly Ash as Raw Material in comparison to Clay Bricks which consumes the precious fertile top soil as major raw material
- High Thermal Insulation of an AAC Wall helps reduce the heating and air conditioning requirements, thereby reducing energy consumption and green house gas emissions
- Light weight of AEROTUFF AAC Blocks helps reduce the consumption of fuel and hence the CO2 emissions during transportation