Celcrete is a genuine masonry construction material, not an imitation masonry product.
As such it has a greater life expectancy than lighter imitation, coated products. Buildings constructed of AAC in Europe over 60 years ago are still in good condition.
Celcrete has a low shrinkage characteristic in comparison to conventional concrete. This shrinkage also makes them compatible with the similar shrinkage movements of cement-based mortars and renders. This reduces the risks of the plaster coatings cracking.
It is not susceptible to decaying and cannot be affected by termites or similar pests. Its strength gives it greater resistance to impact damage and it will withstand any impact likely to occur under normal conditions.
Recent laboratory tests, shown in the video below, support what we have seen locally in Christchurch since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 in that our system has proved to be extremely robust and resilient. You can also see examples of homes with and wihtout Celcrete Cladding in our gallery and on our re-cladding page.