Timbercrete is an environmentally sustainable masonry building product that combines the structural qualities of masonry with the resilient qualities of timber.

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Timbercrete, designed and manufactured by Timbercrete, an Australian firm, is a hybrid blend of natural organic material (a blend of waste timber or cellulose) combined with masonry binders (cement and sand), that produce a larger, more flexible, high insulation and lighter alternative construction material. This product was designed by Peter Collier, a professional potter and ceramic technician who was looking for a way to build an affordable family home. He started experimenting with raw materials, using his experience with clay and eventually came across the blend of cellulose, cement, sand and binders that has been patented as Timbercrete today. Timbercrete is produced in a range of products of bricks, panels, pavers and blocks.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Australia, India, South Africa, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Argentina, Romania, and Pakistan

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Timbercrete is distributed by the manufacturer.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Prices depend on the type of block. The following are prices for three types of blocks:

  • Cobblestone block (200mm wide) – 6.60 USD per block or 87.25USD per m2
  • Fixing Panel  (60mm wide) – 13.50 USD per panel or 42.80USD per m2
  • Paver (rustic finish) – 7.20USD per paver or  45 USD per m2
Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Other sustainable concrete alternatives such as Ferrock

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Domestic, industrial, commercial and landscape applications as an alternative to concrete.

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