I am looking at building a house in the Blue Mountain, (west of Sydney).
As this is a high risk area for bush fires, I am looking at alternative building materials with which to build the new house..
Today I was reading about AAC (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete).
If I am to believe what I read, this is a light weight concrete like material that can be cut easily, is VERY fire resistant (does not burn) and does not attract rodents or termites etc...
All this, along with good thermal abilities and sound proofing, makes it sound like an ideal material for building a house in the mountains.
Has anyone here had experience with AAC? Anyone here have a house that was built with it? Anyone who has actually built with AAC?
Boral would have me believe that you can build a house faster with it, and that it is less expensive than other building materials? Is this accurate?
What does it cost (ball park)?
Finally, , would I have trouble finding a bricky who can work with AAC?