Aeratedautoclavedconcrete


About GASBETON®


Since 1985, GASBETON® has been anticipating regulatory developments, offering, many years in advance, the performance that today’s standards require in terms of thermal and acoustic insulation, mechanical resistance and fire resistance.

Thirty years of life with constantly growing market shares are a tangible sign of the company’s value in the construction world. Through its evolution, GASBETON® has been able to modulate its characteristics according to market requirements. By varying the density, the company was able to create highly insulating blocks (low density) and very resistant blocks (high density).

GASBETON® is a symbol of construction that looks to the future, leaving our children with buildings that combine savings, health and sustainability.

Manufactured for the first time by architect Johan Axel Eriksson in 1923, aerated autoclaved concrete has become a construction system that is highly valued for its ease of use and high insulation capacity. Today the ever more attentive market demands environmentally friendly materials that contribute to reducing energy consumption without being a burden on the environment. GASBETON® is the right response to this need.

Proposing eco-sustainable construction systems that can reduce building energy consumption is the commitment that BACCHI spa and EKORU srl have implemented to offer a concrete response for quality of living and environmental conservation.
GASBETON® is an aerated autoclaved concrete with excellent thermal insulation and low environmental impact. This material’s production system is the optimal response for implementation of European Union policies on energy and the environment.

How it is produced


GASBETON® is like a well-leavened cake composed of a few natural resources such as water, sand, a little lime and cement and a pinch of “yeast”. Together these components represent 80% of the elements of the Earth’s crust. GASBETON® is a low environmental impact material because:

  • It is produced in the EKORU® plant with low energy consumption, without harmful emissions into the atmosphere and without liquid or solid waste.
  • Its light weight reduces pollution during transport.
  • Its thermal insulation reduces consumption.
  • GASBETON® is 100% recyclable in the demolition phase.

Made in Italy, guaranteed and certified.
The company EKORU®, with its operational headquarters in Volla (NA), covers an area of over 56,000 square metres in which it produces aerated autoclaved concrete blocks called GASBETON®. The company BACCHI spa distributes the product exclusively throughout the whole national territory.

Why choose the GASBETON® construction system


Resistant

Lightweight

Lightweight and Resistant


GASBETON® blocks are easy to lift, making laying very quick and combining light weight with high load-bearing capacity.

Dimensional precision

Dimensional precision


The dimensional precision (+/- 1 mm) and uniformity of the material simplify application, making it possible to reduce the thickness of plasters and guaranteeing the complete grip of the glue. In place of normal plasters, it is possible to finish the surface of GASBETON® masonry simply with 0.5cm thick reinforced skim coats.

Easy to work with

Fast laying

Quick and Easy


With GASBETON® blocks, laying is 30% faster than with traditional systems and the ease with which the blocks can be cut lets you make sub-measures and special pieces on site without wasting money. Plumbing and electrical systems tracking is very easy using groove-cutting and milling machines for cellular concrete.

Acoustic insulation

Acoustic insulation


GASBETON® walls offer good sound insulation values, even with a low surface mass, thanks both to the porous structure of the material, which tends to dissipate the incident acoustic wave, and to the precision of the “thin joint” laying and the use of extremely calibrated blocks that reduce acoustic bridges between the different elements.

Thermal insulation

Thermal inertia

Thermal insulation


GASBETON® walls make it possible to drastically reduce energy spending in order to maintain an optimal house temperature in all seasons and climates. Its high thermal insulation values make GASBETON® an excellent material for creating the shell of low energy consumption buildings without any need to add additional insulating materials to the walls. At the same time, thanks to the combined effects of thermal accumulation capacity and thermal resistance, it offers excellent thermal inertia values in the summer.

Fire resistant

Fire resistant


GASBETON® is a non-combustible mineral material (Euroclass A1 reaction to fire), does not release toxic fumes during a fire and offers exceptional fire resistance. GASBETON® masonry that is just 8cm thick achieves a fire resistance of EI120, achieving EI240 with larger thicknesses. Its physical characteristics make it one of the most suitable materials for the construction of fire walls.

Breathable

Breathable


GASBETON® is a highly breathable material and therefore, thanks to its high vapour permeability, it favours migration by diffusion from heated indoor environments to the outside. This property reduces the possibility of surface condensation and mould formation, ensuring a healthy and comfortable environment. Compared to common building materials and synthetic insulation materials, GASBETON® is up to 10 times more permeable
to vapour.

Ecological

Recyclable

Ecological and Recyclable


GASBETON® is a construction material with high environmental sustainability because:

  • It is produced in the EKORU® plant with low energy consumption, without harmful emissions into the atmosphere and without liquid or solid waste.
  • Its light weight reduces pollution during transport.
  • The thermal insulation offered by these walls contributes to the reduction of energy consumption for heating and cooling buildings.
  • It is 100% recyclable in the demolition phase.
  • The low density of the material entails reduced consumption of raw materials for its production.

Anti-seismic

Anti-seismic


GASBETON® blocks combine light weight with high load-bearing capacity and excellent energy dissipation capacity: two great advantages in highly seismic zones. Its light weight helps limit the entity of the inertial forces, while the resistance and particular cellular structure helps dampen the energy impressed by seismic action while maintaining the bearing capacity. Moreover, thanks to the dimensional precision of the blocks and the thin, 1 mm thick joint, this construction system offers unparalleled execution accuracy and consequently better functionality of the masonry under load.

Resistant

Lightweight

Lightweight and Resistant


GASBETON® blocks are easy to lift, making laying very quick and combining light weight with high load-bearing capacity.

Dimensional precision

Dimensional precision


The dimensional precision (+/- 1 mm) and uniformity of the material simplify application, making it possible to reduce the thickness of plasters and guaranteeing the complete grip of the glue. In place of normal plasters, it is possible to finish the surface of GASBETON® masonry simply with 0.5cm thick reinforced skim coats.

Easy to work with

Fast laying


Quick and Easy

With GASBETON® blocks, laying is 30% faster than with traditional systems and the ease with which the blocks can be cut lets you make sub-measures and special pieces on site without wasting money. Plumbing and electrical systems tracking is very easy using groove-cutting and milling machines for cellular concrete.

Acoustic insulation

Acoustic insulation


GASBETON® walls offer good sound insulation values, even with a low surface mass, thanks both to the porous structure of the material, which tends to dissipate the incident acoustic wave, and to the precision of the “thin joint” laying and the use of extremely calibrated blocks that reduce acoustic bridges between the different elements.

Thermal insulation

Thermal inertia

Thermal insulation


GASBETON® walls make it possible to drastically reduce energy spending in order to maintain an optimal house temperature in all seasons and climates. Its high thermal insulation values make GASBETON® an excellent material for creating the shell of low energy consumption buildings without any need to add additional insulating materials to the walls. At the same time, thanks to the combined effects of thermal accumulation capacity and thermal resistance, it offers excellent thermal inertia values in the summer.

Fire resistant

Fire resistant


GASBETON® is a non-combustible mineral material (Euroclass A1 reaction to fire), does not release toxic fumes during a fire and offers exceptional fire resistance. GASBETON® masonry that is just 8cm thick achieves a fire resistance of EI120, achieving EI240 with larger thicknesses. Its physical characteristics make it one of the most suitable materials for the construction of fire walls.

Breathable

Breathable

Breathable


GASBETON® is a highly breathable material and therefore, thanks to its high vapour permeability, it favours migration by diffusion from heated indoor environments to the outside. This property reduces the possibility of surface condensation and mould formation, ensuring a healthy and comfortable environment. Compared to common building materials and synthetic insulation materials, GASBETON® is up to 10 times more permeable
to vapour.

Ecological

Recyclable

Ecological and Recyclable


GASBETON® is a construction material with high environmental sustainability because:

  • It is produced in the EKORU® plant with low energy consumption, without harmful emissions into the atmosphere and without liquid or solid waste.
  • Its light weight reduces pollution during transport.
  • The thermal insulation offered by these walls contributes to the reduction of energy consumption for heating and cooling buildings.
  • It is 100% recyclable in the demolition phase.
  • The low density of the material entails reduced consumption of raw materials for its production.

Anti-seismic

Anti-seismic


GASBETON® blocks combine light weight with high load-bearing capacity and excellent energy dissipation capacity: two great advantages in highly seismic zones. Its light weight helps limit the entity of the inertial forces, while the resistance and particular cellular structure helps dampen the energy impressed by seismic action while maintaining the bearing capacity. Moreover, thanks to the dimensional precision of the blocks and the thin, 1 mm thick joint, this construction system offers unparalleled execution accuracy and consequently better functionality of the masonry under load.

We build well-being

Find out why

We build well-being

Find out why

Proposing eco-sustainable construction systems that can reduce building energy consumption is the commitment that BACCHI spa and EKORU srl have implemented to offer a concrete response for quality of living and environmental conservation.


GASBETON® is an aerated autoclaved concrete with excellent thermal insulation and low environmental impact.
This material’s production system is the optimal response for implementation of European Union policies on energy and the environment.

The environmental impact of a construction product is measured by the level of raw material use: GASBETON® not only uses resources that are widespread in nature but also in minimal quantities in relation to the volume produced. During production, aggregates and binders give rise to stable, durable chemical bonds that give rise to a superior performance product.
The final product consists of about 30% volume of solid materials, while the remaining 70% consists of “macroporosity”, visible to the naked eye, and “microporosity”, visible under a microscope: the combination of these cells containing still air gives GASBETON® exceptional thermal properties.

A complete construction system for all needs,

from civil dwellings to industrial structures

1

EVOLUTION and SYSMIC ground, smooth and interlocking blocks for the construction of load-bearing masonry.

2

Thin EVOLUTION ground, smooth and interlocking blocks for the construction of internal partitions.

3

ENERGY and ACTIVE ground, smooth and interlocking blocks for the construction of external insulating infill panels.

4

IDRO blocks for reducing thermal bridges at the base of masonry and inhibiting capillary ascending moisture.

5

HOLLOW BLOCKS for vertical stiffening.

6

GROOVED BLOCKS to create large thickness and length horizontal stiffeners, kerbs and lintels.

7

Prefabricated cellular armed concrete LINTELS to create vaults on openings.

8

MULTICEM lightened water-repellent fibre-reinforced breathable plaster for exteriors and interiors.

9

Premixed breathable MULTISKIM skim coats (for interiors and exteriors) for interior and exterior finishes.

10

Premixed white BONDSKIM mortar. 2 treatments in 1 product! Reduces thickness compared to plasters and speeds up block laying.

11

IDRO ANCHORING mortar for laying of the first row of GASBETON® blocks on slabs or foundations.

12

RASOFIN, a single outdoor skim coat that is breathable, lightweight, fibre-reinforced and water-repellent.

13

MORTARGLUE M10 RS glue with high mechanical strength and high resistance to sulphates for GASBETON® laying.

14

Polyurethane ADHESIVE for laying GASBETON® blocks and sealing joints.

15

Premixed MULTIMALT mortar for anchoring infill panels to the building structure.

Why building with GASBETON® is an
intelligent, convenient and environmentally-friendly choice

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Why building with GASBETON® is an
intelligent, convenient and environmentally-friendly choice

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Simplicity of use


Preparing the laying glue

INCOLLARASA and ANCHORING MORTAR IRDRO must be mixed evenly with the mixing water until optimal plasticity is achieved.

Laying the first course

Apply a layer of IDRO ANCHORING MORTAR onto slab or foundation. Now, lay the IDRO block, ensuring maximum planarity both longitudinally and transversally. In this way, masonry work above is protected, thanks to a considerable reduction in rising damp.

Alignment and levelling

Use the notched trowel to lay GLUESKIM on the vertical (if smooth block) and horizontal side of each block. The thickness of the joints is about 1.5 mm thanks to the trowel notching, which regulates adhesive application. To ensure suitable grip, the vertical joints must be staggered at a distance of between 1/3 and 1/2 of the length of the blocks.

When laying, adjust planarity by using the rubber hammer to level blocks, eliminating any unevenness or surface elevation differences with a square trowel.

Creating vertical stiffening

it is possible to make pillars in reinforced concrete thanks to the hollow blocks, suitably armed and filled with concrete. These stiffening systems are essential in many situations, such as in large masonry.

Creating horizontal stiffeners

With the grooved blocks, it is possible to create horizontal stiffening kerbs for large masonry and lintels in situ, filled with concrete and suitably dimensioned reinforcement rods. These stiffeners are required, for example, at the top of walls with a height of ≥ 4 m or at the base in the case of yielding support structures.

Creating internal partitions

GASBETON® blocks can be used to effortlessly create internal partitions between all types of rooms. Particular care must be taken to connect the partitioning to the main walls in order to make it more stable: this connection can be achieved, for example, by burying suitable metal connectors in the joints between blocks.

As an alternative to using GLUESKIM, such masonry can be built by using the special polyurethane GASBETON® ADHESIVE to stick blocks together in a faster, more effective and cleaner way.

System housing

The commissioning of electrical and plumbing systems is aided by easily being able to create suitably-sized compartments for them in walls, using electrical or manual groove-cutting machines, thus minimising masonry assistance times. Compartments for electrical boxes, pipes and any clamps are easily created using special milling cutters or a simple jig saw for wood. It is advisable to restore the chases with GLUESKIM mixed with water and swarf (preventing cracks due to shrinkage). When restoring large scale breakages, it is necessary to provide surface protection with fibreglass mesh reinforced pre-skim coating compounds.

Anchors and fixings

The installation of door and window frames is also very simple. They are fixed directly to the walls with suitable wall plugs, without the need for gripping with clamps or cement mortar. Even any loads such as furniture, toilets, systems, etc. applied to the walls can be easily fixed with suitable dowels accompanied by corresponding metal screws.

Finishes and plaster

After cleaning the surface to be plastered with a sorghum broom and removing any glue residues, proceed with the application of MULTICEM plaster specific for GASBETON®. On the external surface of the infill panels, apply a MULTISKIM reinforced skim coat over the MULTICEM primer plaster before proceeding with the finishing, using breathable products with low elastic modulus (and that are also water-repellent, on external areas).

During laying, it is advisable to insert a suitable protection against ascending moisture at the base (bituminous sheath and/or IDRO block laid on a layer of IDRO ANCHORING MORTAR).

It is advisable to always leave adequate space for the inflection of the floor/beam above (minimum 1 cm) at the top of the curtain wall and to fill it with special GASBETON® ADHESIVE type expanding foam.

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