UMBS: A Short Description
• A modular building system, suited to the construction of quality architecturally styled homes particularly on difficult and wooded
terrain or for affordable housing and remote area mass construction. When completed, a UMBS building is superior in quality to a
same style conventional construction built in-situ by experienced tradesmen.
• The UMBS construction system is capable of accommodating an infinite variety of floor plans using main frames 13 m² to 51.84 m2
in area with any or all of three auxiliary add-on frames (outriggers). These module-components are pre-fabricated steel components
that may be welded in the factory or slotted and bolted together on site.
• The system lends itself to future extensions with ease. A variety of roofs forms can be achieved. An especially attractive use of this
system is in combination with CSR-HEBEL (Aerated Concrete) Power floor Panel and Power panel wall system and an external skin wall- panel of composite FC-PU(=polyurethane)- FC, weighing 36kg/panel (3000x900x75). The external face is coated with the
Dulux-Hebel Coating System (or equivalent product).
• Floors are tiled straight on top of the Hebel in order to benefit from the unique heat sinking qualities of aerated concrete, where the
composition being 20% concrete and the 80% equal sized “mini-air-cells” make both become heat-sink batteries. Hebel will always heat up to the ambient local temperature and be little influenced by external fluctuations thereafter saving on the heating and cooling
• The combination of a steel frame and Hebel floors and walls is lightweight and a completely dry construction method. It is both a
speedy and very economical way of building “masonry housing” today.
• A UMBS house manufactured to Australian standards can be constructed to lockup in a matter of a few days. A demonstration
house constructed by one carpenter and two labourers on Macleay Island in Moreton Bay Qld, was assembled from virgin ground to
an enclosed structure in one week using helical screw in foundations. (At that stage electrical wiring, plumbing (straight through
floors), plastering and painting were yet to be finished, however the structure was weather- proof and lockable).