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PAVATEX contributes to the insulation of the new Refuge du Gouter.

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.

The building and the insulation of the new Refuge du Gouter, located at an altitude of 3 835m, are a human and technical challenge. Begun in 2010, the new building, owned by the Fédération Française des Clubs Alpins et de Montagne (FFCAM), would be opened to the public in 2013.

Really involved in the topic “sustainable building”, the FFCAM has decided to build a new refuge, which will be innovative and environment-friendly and which could accommodate ca. 120 persons. It will replace the old one built in the 60s.

Through the last refuges before the summit of the Mont Blanc, the Refuge du Gouter is considered as a jewel by the mountaineering community in the Alps.

Insulation in an extreme environment

The structure of the building, which is 12m high and has an ovoid shape, was created to fit into the extreme environment of the high mountains thanks to its aesthetic and technical aspects. Focused on the sustainable development, the building is quite autonomous as regards electric energy, water and waste treatment. Combined with a very efficient thermal insulation, all these measures allowed the heating of the building.

For the insulation of the building, which is composed by wood, the FFCAM has chosen wood fiber boards. The semi-rigid wood fiber board PAVAFLEX, with a thickness of 240mm, was inserted in empty structures, which were prepared in workshop, transported by helicopter and put together on the building site. Then, PAVATHERM-PLUS insulation elements with a thickness of 80mm, combination of ISOLAIR and PAVATHERM, completed the system. Both products allowed the creation of a very efficient insulation, which protects the building against cold, in a region where there is snow throughout the year, ensuring also a perfect airtightness. Finally, a ventilated building envelope in stainless steel covers the insulating boards and protects the building against high winds, bad weather and the important variations of temperature.

An exceptional building site for a unique building!

For more information: www.refugedugouter.fr

PAVATEX contributes to the insulation of the new Refuge du Gouter.

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.

The building and the insulation of the new Refuge du Gouter, located at an altitude of 3 835m, are a human and technical challenge. Begun in 2010, the new building, owned by the Fédération Française des Clubs Alpins et de Montagne (FFCAM), would be opened to the public in 2013.

Really involved in the topic “sustainable building”, the FFCAM has decided to build a new refuge, which will be innovative and environment-friendly and which could accommodate ca. 120 persons. It will replace the old one built in the 60s.

Through the last refuges before the summit of the Mont Blanc, the Refuge du Gouter is considered as a jewel by the mountaineering community in the Alps.

Insulation in an extreme environment

The structure of the building, which is 12m high and has an ovoid shape, was created to fit into the extreme environment of the high mountains thanks to its aesthetic and technical aspects. Focused on the sustainable development, the building is quite autonomous as regards electric energy, water and waste treatment. Combined with a very efficient thermal insulation, all these measures allowed the heating of the building.

For the insulation of the building, which is composed by wood, the FFCAM has chosen wood fiber boards. The semi-rigid wood fiber board PAVAFLEX, with a thickness of 240mm, was inserted in empty structures, which were prepared in workshop, transported by helicopter and put together on the building site. Then, PAVATHERM-PLUS insulation elements with a thickness of 80mm, combination of ISOLAIR and PAVATHERM, completed the system. Both products allowed the creation of a very efficient insulation, which protects the building against cold, in a region where there is snow throughout the year, ensuring also a perfect airtightness. Finally, a ventilated building envelope in stainless steel covers the insulating boards and protects the building against high winds, bad weather and the important variations of temperature.

An exceptional building site for a unique building!

For more information: www.refugedugouter.fr