Habitech Brings Revolutionary Façade to Australian Housing

Durable, sustainable, resilient and cost effective – just four of the great attributes of Magnesium Oxide (MgO) Board and four very good reasons why we have chosen to use the product as the external cladding on our modular panels.

MgO Board is a new generation of high performance construction material. 

With recycled timber as its major component, MgO Board provides a significantly more sustainable solution in comparison to alternative products. Grand Design’s Kevin McCloud nominated MgO as one of his 10 ‘green heroes’ of 2011 for its ability to absorb CO2 during its manufacture.

Approved for construction use in the USA in 2003, it is an advanced material that meets the modern challenges of changes in building codes over recent years, regarding safety and durability.  

Tried and tested for centuries as a cement base, MgO has stood up to great tests of time. It is known to have been used during the Roman Empire and as mortar in The Great Wall of China. More recently, MgO Board was used extensively in Taipei 101 tower in Taiwan - at 509m, the second tallest building in the world at the time of writing.

Features & Benefits of MgO

  • Durable 
  • Cost effective 
  • More Sustainable 
  • Fire, Water & UV Resistant 
  • Mould & Mildew resistant
  • Soundproof
  • Strong impact resistance

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Kevin McCloud's 2011 Green Heroes list: