Renovating a residential building: from worn-out to brand new
As the nine apartment blocks were quite a few decades old already, both the inner spaces, foundations and facades needed an overhaul, which led to an extensive makeover both inside and out.
A minor renovation was carried out on the blocks around the 80s-90s, and therefore it was now obvious to follow up with a thorough total renovation. Previously, just a single facade had gotten an energy renovation, and now all facades were brought to an up-to-date level of energy efficiency.
In addition, the facade could also use a visual update. What used to be worn-out and pastel-coloured facades, are now renewed with brand new, robust facade boards to get a natural and more contemporary look.
Efficient installation of energy-smart facade
And there have certainly been important changes also below the surface, says Patrick Andersen, project manager at Hustømrerne: “The apartment blocks already had one energy-optimized facade, but now the other facades were also given new insulation, which ensures an up-to-date energy renovation. The homes are insulated with ROCKWOOL Flexibatts insulation and clad with facade boards from Rockpanel.”
The ease and speed of installation of Rockpanel boards enabled the residents to return to their apartments more quickly after the renovation was completed. “Rockpanel facade boards are easy to process and handle, and it does not just streamline the process. It is also an occupational health advantage that the boards are not so heavy, because it contributes to an easier and safer handling and installation on the site,” says Patrick Andersen.