Familly House in Oldenburg

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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.

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