Familly House in Oldenburg

Oldenburg, Germany
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Key facts & Challenges

  • Sector: Residential
  • Architect: Proecoplan GmbH, Oldenburg
  • Contractor: Zimmerei Bruns

Both architect and carpenter agreed that a two-shell construction was the ideal solution for this exterior building wall. In order to unite creativity, the team opted for a wooden frame construction with a suspended ventilated facade (VHF). This design principle has been in line with the recognised rules of technology for decades, it’s safe and low-maintenance. For this purpose, the wooden frame construction was initially prefabricated with a water-repellent, but diffusion-free outer cladding, on which in turn a vertical wood lathing was applied as a substructure for the Bluclad girder plate. The rear ventilation area, arranged between the facade and the second water-bearing layer, directs moisture upwards and regulates condensation in the building.

Installation phase

The mounting of the plates is very simple. The only requirement is a wooden substructure with a maximum center distance of.625 mm. The Bluclad boards are butt-jointed on the vertical wooden substructure and fixed with brackets or wooden screws. Bluclad protects the wall construction against atmospheric influences for at least twelve weeks, even without installation. In this way, unplanned delays between the various trades on the building are often compensated without risk of moisture penetration.

With the installation on-site, precise details could be prepared by hand for the window reveals and the canopy in the entrance area.

Bluclad is also the right choice for the individual finishes.

"The building design demanded a special construction solution. A solution that would guarantee a uniform, seamless facade image, allowing complicated details whilst also fulfilling the requirements for moisture, sound and fire protection."

Bernd Feldhaus, master carpenterCarpentry Bruns

Results

Local impact

"The possibilities that Bluclad offers as an external sheathing is fascinating. This plasterboard is characterised by a really good eco-balance and, in addition to a large creative scope, makes it possible to create an energetically sensible facade construction. The processing is simple and any questions I have always get answered quickly by the expert staff at Siniat, GmbH. If you appreciate the comfort and ecological value of a wooden house, but don’t want flexibility in the facade design, I recommend using Bluclad."

Bernd Feldhaus, master carpenter
Zimmerei Bruns