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The new PAVATEX profile geometry in practice

The new company headquarters of Abensberger Holz 100-Haus GmbH in Abensberg demonstrates how successful the new PAVATEX profile geometry is in practice. In this project, it was possible to provide high-quality insulation for the external walls extremely rapidly, safely and easily using the new profile -geometry of the PAVATHERM-PLUS insulation elements thanks to their increased edge stability and board rigidity and optimized imperviousness. The result is a high-performance, multifunctional insulation system for the building that, in terms of construction technology and ecological considerations, harmonizes perfectly with the Holz 100 construction method with its solid timber shell that is free of glue and other chemicals.

A very special building is currently taking shape in Abensberg in the Holledau region of Germany: the new offices of Abensberger Holz 100-Haus GmbH. The company has been constructing ecologically sound buildings for more than 25 years and for the past seven years has only been offering solid timber houses constructed entirely from wood, complete with wooden connecting elements. It has already been awarded the Bavarian environmental protection prize several times, and now, for its own building, is completely committed to the wide range of benefits offered by the natural material wood. Simon Beis, Managing Director of Abensberger Holz 100-Haus GmbH: “Our Holz 100 houses are fabricated entirely from solid timber in the form of prefabricated, customized, solid timber components and make it possible to live in a healthy, comfortable and safe environment without any glue or chemicals. In order to allow us to apply this principle to the insulation as well, we have been using the ecological wood fibre insulation systems from PAVATEX consistently for more than 20 years. Because they are entirely natural products, they fit in perfectly with our solid timber house concept. Because the wood fibres regulate the humidity, they create an unmistakable feeling of well-being and, at the same time, the PAVATEX insulation systems mean that the house itself complies with the current ‘passive house’ standard.”

Large storage volume for optimum insulation

After the prefabricated solid timber elements for the Abensberger office building had been erected, the first thing was to insulate the flat roof. Three layers of PAVATHERM wood fibre insulation boards, each with a thickness of 10 cm were fitted over an area of around 250 square metres. These were fitted into the rafter construction and then covered with the vapour-open PAVATEX LDB 0.02. With its high storage volume, the tried and tested airtight and vapour-permeable system offers optimum insulation, thus ensuring a long-term reduction in energy costs. The remainder of the roof structure comprising additional timber rafters and cladding is constructed above this. The top layer is made up of watertight, root-resistant membrane that will form the basis for the planned roof garden. The next step was to insulate the 17 cm solid timber Holz-100 walls over an area of some 240 square metres. PAVATHERM wood fibre insulation boards with a thickness of 10 cm were used as the basis for insulating the walls. PAVATHERM-PLUS insulation elements with the new profile geometry and also with a thickness of 100 mm were then fitted over this entire area. The new profile with its rounded tongue once again proved itself in practice at Abensberger Holz 100-Haus GmbH and the additional benefits in terms of quality and workability were immediately apparent: Anton Auer, site supervisor at Abensberger Holz 100-Haus GmbH: “Thanks to its rounded profile, the new PAVATEX profile geometry makes transporting, handling and, above all, fitting the insulation boards particularly quick and easy.” “The boards are more rigid and less susceptible to damage, and at the same time the new profile further improves the fit and imperviousness of the PAVATEX wood fibre insulation boards.”

Improved imperviousness and optimum fit

The new profile geometry consisting of a single groove with rounded corners around the entire edge of the board has been available for the PAVATHERM-PLUS insulation elements and the ISOLAIR L / ISOROOF sarking boards in thicknesses as of 52 mm since 2012. The chamfered profile makes the boards easier to work with while the parallel surfaces of the insulation boards ensure the best possible fit and an impervious seal. With its new profile geometry, PAVATEX has once again brought the tried and tested insulation systems in line with current practical requirements and thus significantly increased the performance, workability and safety of its products for dealers, construction workers and architects. This means that it is now even easier to fit high-quality insulation to walls and roofs.

Practical requirements met successfully

The new profile geometry of the PAVATHERM-PLUS insulation elements that were used meant that in just a short time it was possible to fit Abensberger’s new office building with a top quality, multifunctional building shell that lived up not only to the technical expectations but also to the ecological expectations of the building’s owner. Michael Schintze, PAVATEX Technical Manager for Germany/Austria concludes: “The Holz100 solid timber construction method and the PAVATEX insulation used on the roof and walls have combined to produce a very special building that meets the ‘passive house’ standard and provides excellent protection against cold, heat, noise and fire. Here we have a practical example of how the new profile geometry of the PAVATEX insulation boards makes it possible to fit the insulation particularly rapidly and safely with a top level of quality.” The PAVATEX insulating boards not only ensure the best possible degree of energy efficiency, but also provide a healthy, harmonious living environment that is perfectly in tune with the solid timber structure of the house. This project shows how different wood-based materials can be combined in a manner that is both aesthetic and functional to create a very special building whose architecture, materials and construction are setting new trends. 

The new PAVATEX profile geometry in practice

The new company headquarters of Abensberger Holz 100-Haus GmbH in Abensberg demonstrates how successful the new PAVATEX profile geometry is in practice. In this project, it was possible to provide high-quality insulation for the external walls extremely rapidly, safely and easily using the new profile -geometry of the PAVATHERM-PLUS insulation elements thanks to their increased edge stability and board rigidity and optimized imperviousness. The result is a high-performance, multifunctional insulation system for the building that, in terms of construction technology and ecological considerations, harmonizes perfectly with the Holz 100 construction method with its solid timber shell that is free of glue and other chemicals.

A very special building is currently taking shape in Abensberg in the Holledau region of Germany: the new offices of Abensberger Holz 100-Haus GmbH. The company has been constructing ecologically sound buildings for more than 25 years and for the past seven years has only been offering solid timber houses constructed entirely from wood, complete with wooden connecting elements. It has already been awarded the Bavarian environmental protection prize several times, and now, for its own building, is completely committed to the wide range of benefits offered by the natural material wood. Simon Beis, Managing Director of Abensberger Holz 100-Haus GmbH: “Our Holz 100 houses are fabricated entirely from solid timber in the form of prefabricated, customized, solid timber components and make it possible to live in a healthy, comfortable and safe environment without any glue or chemicals. In order to allow us to apply this principle to the insulation as well, we have been using the ecological wood fibre insulation systems from PAVATEX consistently for more than 20 years. Because they are entirely natural products, they fit in perfectly with our solid timber house concept. Because the wood fibres regulate the humidity, they create an unmistakable feeling of well-being and, at the same time, the PAVATEX insulation systems mean that the house itself complies with the current ‘passive house’ standard.”

Large storage volume for optimum insulation

After the prefabricated solid timber elements for the Abensberger office building had been erected, the first thing was to insulate the flat roof. Three layers of PAVATHERM wood fibre insulation boards, each with a thickness of 10 cm were fitted over an area of around 250 square metres. These were fitted into the rafter construction and then covered with the vapour-open PAVATEX LDB 0.02. With its high storage volume, the tried and tested airtight and vapour-permeable system offers optimum insulation, thus ensuring a long-term reduction in energy costs. The remainder of the roof structure comprising additional timber rafters and cladding is constructed above this. The top layer is made up of watertight, root-resistant membrane that will form the basis for the planned roof garden. The next step was to insulate the 17 cm solid timber Holz-100 walls over an area of some 240 square metres. PAVATHERM wood fibre insulation boards with a thickness of 10 cm were used as the basis for insulating the walls. PAVATHERM-PLUS insulation elements with the new profile geometry and also with a thickness of 100 mm were then fitted over this entire area. The new profile with its rounded tongue once again proved itself in practice at Abensberger Holz 100-Haus GmbH and the additional benefits in terms of quality and workability were immediately apparent: Anton Auer, site supervisor at Abensberger Holz 100-Haus GmbH: “Thanks to its rounded profile, the new PAVATEX profile geometry makes transporting, handling and, above all, fitting the insulation boards particularly quick and easy.” “The boards are more rigid and less susceptible to damage, and at the same time the new profile further improves the fit and imperviousness of the PAVATEX wood fibre insulation boards.”

Improved imperviousness and optimum fit

The new profile geometry consisting of a single groove with rounded corners around the entire edge of the board has been available for the PAVATHERM-PLUS insulation elements and the ISOLAIR L / ISOROOF sarking boards in thicknesses as of 52 mm since 2012. The chamfered profile makes the boards easier to work with while the parallel surfaces of the insulation boards ensure the best possible fit and an impervious seal. With its new profile geometry, PAVATEX has once again brought the tried and tested insulation systems in line with current practical requirements and thus significantly increased the performance, workability and safety of its products for dealers, construction workers and architects. This means that it is now even easier to fit high-quality insulation to walls and roofs.

Practical requirements met successfully

The new profile geometry of the PAVATHERM-PLUS insulation elements that were used meant that in just a short time it was possible to fit Abensberger’s new office building with a top quality, multifunctional building shell that lived up not only to the technical expectations but also to the ecological expectations of the building’s owner. Michael Schintze, PAVATEX Technical Manager for Germany/Austria concludes: “The Holz100 solid timber construction method and the PAVATEX insulation used on the roof and walls have combined to produce a very special building that meets the ‘passive house’ standard and provides excellent protection against cold, heat, noise and fire. Here we have a practical example of how the new profile geometry of the PAVATEX insulation boards makes it possible to fit the insulation particularly rapidly and safely with a top level of quality.” The PAVATEX insulating boards not only ensure the best possible degree of energy efficiency, but also provide a healthy, harmonious living environment that is perfectly in tune with the solid timber structure of the house. This project shows how different wood-based materials can be combined in a manner that is both aesthetic and functional to create a very special building whose architecture, materials and construction are setting new trends.