Certificates / Test Reports
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Residential and commercial building in Kalkbreite, Zurich
How do you build a seven-storey construction with a jointless façade and outstanding environment credentials quickly, economically and in compliance with the Swiss Minergie P-ECO standard? The new Kalkbreite residential and office building in the heart of Zurich shows how it can be done. This forwardlooking building was constructed as a hybrid structure consisting of a concrete frame with prefabricated façade modules. The external insulation is ensured by PAVATEX DIFFUTHERM wood fibre insulation boards. Acting as render carrier boards, they permit not only a jointless façade construction but also an outstanding level of energy efficiency, respect for the environment and comfort for building occupants.
NBT insulates luxury Scottish countryside home
Natural Building Technologies’ (NBT’s) building systems have been used to deliver exceptionally high energy performance and comfort in the construction of a luxury, eight-bedroom holiday home in Perthshire, Scotland, named Alexander House.
NBT insulates 'Outstanding' SucCon
Natural Building Technologies’ (NBT’s) high performance woodfibre insulation systems have been used in the construction of SusCon, a sustainable construction training and research centre. Following a recent BREEAM Education 2008 design stage assessment, the building has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating with a score of 88.85%. This is the highest BREEAM score ever achieved for a UK education building.
NBT meets 'Excellent' criteria for One Brighton
High performance building materials from Natural Building Technologies (NBT) have been specified for one of the UK’s most sustainable developments, One Brighton. NBT’s building systems provided exceptional thermal performance levels and helped the development achieve a true zero carbon status and an EcoHomes ‘Excellent’ rating.
PAVATEX vapour permeable roof renovation system in St. Gallen (CH)
Particularly energy-efficient insulation coupled with effective protection against cold, heat, noise and fire hazards – these were the requirements specified for the roof renovation of an historic residential and commercial building in the center of St. Gallen. The PAVATEX vapour permeable roof renovation system proved more than capable of rising to the challenge.
« Refuge du Goûter », Mont Blanc (F)
PAVATEX is delighted to contribute to the building of the new Refuge du Gouter, located at the bottom of the Mont Blanc. Really blended with the surroundings, the building combines aestheticism with energy efficiency. The high-quality wood fiber insulating systems made by PAVATEX have been chosen for this exceptional building site.
Company headquarters of Abensberger Holz 100-Haus GmbH (D)
The new company headquarters of Abensberger Holz 100-Haus GmbH in Abensberg demonstrates how successful the new PAVATEX profile geometry is in practice.
Renovation of a building housing three families in Penzberg (D)
The permanent reduction of energy costs coupled with the long-term increase in the value of the property were the main reasons for the energy-conserving renovation of a building housing three families on the Starnberger lake.
Roof restoration with PAVATEX system solutions (CH)
The listed Château d‘Allaman near Lausanne is one of the oldest castles on Lake Geneva. It is currently being restored and converted into luxury residences.
Energy-saving renovation of a wooden house in Völs (A)
The scout building in Völs near Innsbruck is a wooden building dating back approximately 30 years which was originally constructed as a site hut for workers' accommodation.The long overdue renovation of the building to meet modern energy standards was completed in the summer of 2010.
Detached family house in Bad Dürrnberg/Hallein (A)
In the Austrian town of Bad Dürrnberg, Hallein, architect Walter Scheicher has modernised his parents’ 48-year-old home, providing the solid-built house with a wooden facade and insulating the existing building fabric in energy-efficient fashion. In doing so, he placed his trust in the ideal properties of PAVATEX wood fibre insulating materials.
Commercial and residential building in Locarno/Ticino (CH)
In Locarno, Switzerland, a six-storey commercial and residential building was completed in just 15 months using an innovative and cost-effective modular design concept. The facade consists of over 100 prefabricated modules in timber-frame design with integrated PAVATEX DIFFUTHERM boards to provide perfect insulation. The physically forgiving baseboard provides optimum stress relief, even in the case of renderings that are subject to severe and rapid fluctuations in temperature.
Environmentally-compatible building with PAVATEX (F)
In a housing project in Saint Dié des Vosges, eastern France, a company called “Le Toit Vosgien” (“The Vosgian Roof”) has demonstrated once again that publicly-assisted housing can be friendly to the environment and to the occupants alike. The company opted for PAVATEX high-performance, wood fibre insulation boards to insulate the exterior of the 22 properties.
Insulation with PAVATEX system solutions (D)
In a project to renovate an over 500-year-old building in Landshut, internal thermal insulation of the listed facade and acoustic insulation of the intermediate ceilings were among the main challenges to be faced. The solution came in the form of PAVATEX wood fibre insulating boards which blend in perfectly with the historical fabric of the building and thus satisfy all the physical requirements to the letter. As a result, the newly renovated building now meets the stringent KfW 60 energy standard applicable to new builds in Germany.
Aschach castle mill (Germany)
Aschach castle is in the Saaletal near Bad Bocklet, around eight kilometres from Bad Kissingen. The original medieval castle was built in the 12th century, but this was destroyed in the Peasants' War and subsequently rebuilt by the Prince Bishops of Würzburg. As of 1874, the castle was the seat of the Counts of Luxburg, and in 1955 it was gifted to the district of Lower Franconia.
The Pfister family home in Zweisimmen (CH)
Best possible insulation, high energy efficiency and sound ecological values – these were the three criteria that led the Pfister family to choose PAVATEX wood fibre insulating materials in their home. PAVACLAY is a clay and wood fibre board for dry construction that ensures a particularly agreeable, balanced atmosphere in the room – an atmosphere to feel at home in.
Office and residential building in Bützberg (CH)
The house in which MOTOREX Oil of Switzerland was founded is to be found in Bützberg in the canton of Berne: Built in 1816 and now protected by a preservation order, it a is magnificent, albeit dilapidated, half-timbered building in the style typical of the Berne region. Before the Scheidegger family could start living and working in the house, the new owners were faced with a number of problems during renovation.
Zipperle residential property in Merano (l)
The owner's requirements were very precise: The new house in Merano was to provide accommodation for three generations and at the same time satisfy comprehensive ecological criteria. In 2001 the Zipperle family – grandparents, parents and three children – moved into a modern new building, which stands out from the crowd as a result of its special architecture and provides around 240 square metres of living space on two levels.
Apartment building in Baar (CH)
1964 was a case for renovation at the start of the new century. Owner Nick Mijnssen had put the planning of the renovation work out to competitive tender. He placed particular importance on eco-friendly construction, and the minimum objective was to meet the 'Minergie' standard.
Residential property near Hamburg (D)
The two-storey KfW40-standard building with residential and other floor space totalling 250 square metres looks rather unimpressive from the outside: A closed façade facing north, with its large glass frontage opening up the building to the south. The special feature of this property in the vicinity of Hamburg is the concept that has been implemented for better residential health.
Schafalm ski lodge in Schladming (A)
Planai is part of the Schladming Vier-Berge-Schaukel, Austria’s biggest ski area, with 115 kilometres of piste and 52 cable cars. Situated right next to the mountain gondola station, the Schafalm first opened its doors for the 2003 winter season.