While in Europe there are more than 150 factories that produce aerated concrete, in Spain there are still none. However, the extension of the use of this material as a substitute for others as traditional and popular as brick has led some companies to start producing this material in our country.
The r cell concretehas all the properties of the insulating material and many more added advantages, which allows it to cover the needs and expectations around the demands related to the insulation of the envelope of a house or building, which after all is the key to achieving thermal comfort.
And in this context, the solution of adding to the brick structure a layer of insulation and a drywall could begin to fall into disuse, precisely because of the tendency – increasingly pressing – to use aerated concrete.
Thermal and acoustic insulation
This material shelters against the cold and cools against the heat, thanks to its porous structure. A characteristic that has its consequent reflection in the lowering of the electricity bill. Beyond thermal insulation, it is worth recognizing its advantages when it comes to silencing noise, also due to these porous properties.
Likewise, homes and buildings built with aerated concrete do not usually present any sign of humidity, highlighting the breathability of a material that, in turn, prevents the appearance of fungi and mold. Similarly, as aerated concrete has no holes inside, it does not allow insects to create their colonies within the walls, which is a headache on so many occasions.
Lowers the energy bill
In addition, of utmost importance in these times we live, the use in construction of autoclaved aerated concrete can reduce electricity or gas bills up to three times, which is especially relevant at a time of energy crisis such as the current one, which has skyrocketed bills to levels that do not stop breaking records and are putting a good number of construction companies and consumers in serious trouble.
Reduces the execution times of a work
Another of its most outstanding advantages has to do with the reduction of the execution times of a work, mainly due to the precision of the size of the blocks, their light weight ... And this, after all, also results in the final price.
Finally, there are other advantages related to the sustainability of this material, its high degree of fire resistance, the option of using it for both exterior walls and partitions, its resistance and hardness ... Not to mention that it is an ecological, hypoallergenic material without contraindications in human health.