References ⁄ The Pfister family home in Zweisimmen (CH)
Homely comfort in clay and wood

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.

Working with nature: The Pfister family runs a horticultural business and a flower shop and garden centre in Zweisimmen. So it is hardly a surprise that they set such great store by using as many natural products and healthy materials as possible to meet their extremely high expectations on the room climate – a comfortable and balanced atmosphere to feel at home in. And their requirements with respect to energy efficiency and sound ecological values were no less stringent.

An excellent climate

After extensive research, the Pfister family opted for PAVATEX wood fibre insulating materials. Manufactured using the tried and tested, eco-friendly wet process, PAVATEX insulating and dry construction boards are completely natural products. Which means that they exactly meet the requirements of the clients. Some 160 square meters of ISOROOF insulation boards were used in the roof. This is a water-repellent, windproof sarking board that still permits vapour diffusion and improves thermal and acoustic insulation. It is marketed as ISOLAIR in other countries. Flexible soft wood fibre boards in conjunction with the PAVATHERM-PLUS composite board featuring moisture protection were used to provide the best possible insulation performance coupled with high energy efficiency and sound ecological values. A total of around 400 square meters of wall and roof surface were insulated.
And for the Pfister family, natural materials were also the way to go to achieve that special room climate: For the entire living area, they chose PAVACLAY wood fibre and clay dry construction boards. This innovative PAVATEX product combines the two oldest building materials in the world. On the one hand, PAVACLAY provides the outstanding insulating properties of wood fibre. On the other, the dry construction board offers all the benefits of clay, a natural building material with high permeability and a high vapour absorption capacity. In this way, PAVACLAY construction boards help to compensate for fluctuations in humidity and are able to prevent the damage that arises from such fluctuations. Clay is thus a natural material that significantly improves the quality of the air in the rooms and provides a healthier, extremely comfortable climate for living in. Some 100 square meters of 20 mm x 60 cm x 125 cm PAVACLAY boards were used in the Pfister family’s home.

Healthy, agreeable environment

Work started on the new house and garden in May, 2006. In just six months, Schletti Holzbau Zweisimmen built the two-story house designed by the architects at Archart GmbH. “One important issue for us was not only to build the house using natural materials as far as possible, but also to establish a close tie between the living area and the garden,” Stephan Pfister stresses. Large window areas reaching down to the floor help to realize this vision, as does porphyry, the natural stone that has been used as a common element both in the living area and in the outside areas. From the very start, the family were able to enjoy a homely, comfortable atmosphere. Throughout the living area, PAVACLAY has been used as a substrate for clay plaster in appealing, warm colours, which visually underscores the cosy atmosphere. The hygroscopic and physical properties of the clay plaster and the PAVACLAY boards regulate the humidity and improve the air in the room. The result is an unparalleled living climate that is thoroughly appreciated by the Pfister family.

Homely comfort in clay and wood

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.

Working with nature: The Pfister family runs a horticultural business and a flower shop and garden centre in Zweisimmen. So it is hardly a surprise that they set such great store by using as many natural products and healthy materials as possible to meet their extremely high expectations on the room climate – a comfortable and balanced atmosphere to feel at home in. And their requirements with respect to energy efficiency and sound ecological values were no less stringent.

An excellent climate

After extensive research, the Pfister family opted for PAVATEX wood fibre insulating materials. Manufactured using the tried and tested, eco-friendly wet process, PAVATEX insulating and dry construction boards are completely natural products. Which means that they exactly meet the requirements of the clients. Some 160 square meters of ISOROOF insulation boards were used in the roof. This is a water-repellent, windproof sarking board that still permits vapour diffusion and improves thermal and acoustic insulation. It is marketed as ISOLAIR in other countries. Flexible soft wood fibre boards in conjunction with the PAVATHERM-PLUS composite board featuring moisture protection were used to provide the best possible insulation performance coupled with high energy efficiency and sound ecological values. A total of around 400 square meters of wall and roof surface were insulated.
And for the Pfister family, natural materials were also the way to go to achieve that special room climate: For the entire living area, they chose PAVACLAY wood fibre and clay dry construction boards. This innovative PAVATEX product combines the two oldest building materials in the world. On the one hand, PAVACLAY provides the outstanding insulating properties of wood fibre. On the other, the dry construction board offers all the benefits of clay, a natural building material with high permeability and a high vapour absorption capacity. In this way, PAVACLAY construction boards help to compensate for fluctuations in humidity and are able to prevent the damage that arises from such fluctuations. Clay is thus a natural material that significantly improves the quality of the air in the rooms and provides a healthier, extremely comfortable climate for living in. Some 100 square meters of 20 mm x 60 cm x 125 cm PAVACLAY boards were used in the Pfister family’s home.

Healthy, agreeable environment

Work started on the new house and garden in May, 2006. In just six months, Schletti Holzbau Zweisimmen built the two-story house designed by the architects at Archart GmbH. “One important issue for us was not only to build the house using natural materials as far as possible, but also to establish a close tie between the living area and the garden,” Stephan Pfister stresses. Large window areas reaching down to the floor help to realize this vision, as does porphyry, the natural stone that has been used as a common element both in the living area and in the outside areas. From the very start, the family were able to enjoy a homely, comfortable atmosphere. Throughout the living area, PAVACLAY has been used as a substrate for clay plaster in appealing, warm colours, which visually underscores the cosy atmosphere. The hygroscopic and physical properties of the clay plaster and the PAVACLAY boards regulate the humidity and improve the air in the room. The result is an unparalleled living climate that is thoroughly appreciated by the Pfister family.