Hebel autoclaved concrete
'Hebel' is a soft, aerated block of concrete. It comes in a range of sizes and is very like limestone in its ease of carving.
Autoclaved concrete blocks developed as a building material in Europe around 1950.
Despite its light weight and excellent thermal and acoustic insulation properties, it only appeared in Australia in the late '80s.
It can be carved and left in its natural state, which I find quite attractive, or a range of finishes can be applied.
Large works can be created by glueing the blocks together.
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~ Roger Apte SCULPTOR ~