Gutex Wood Fibre Boards Added To Ecological Building Systems Range
Ecological Building Systems are delighted to announce their appointment as exclusive distributors of GUTEX Wood Fibre Insulation Boards for Ireland and the UK.
The GUTEX range of wood fibre insulation is ideal for both new build and refurbishment and offers the total solution to wall, roof and floor applications. The boards can be used either internally or externally as cladding on buildings to increase insulation levels and energy efficiency. This is particularly timely with the introduction of Building Energy Ratings and rising energy costs.
GUTEX, a family owned and operated company from the Black Forest in Germany, has produced insulating fibre boards from wood for over 75 years. Today, GUTEX is a leader in innovative, environmentally-friendly manufacturing and is the only manufacturer to use a ‘dry’ manufacturing process which is capable of producing single-ply, highly compressive resistance, wood fibre board insulation in thicknesses up to 240 mm. This state of the art machinery means that around 40% less energy is used than on conventional ‘wet’ manufacturing processes.
Wood fibreboards are vapour permeable and help regulate moisture, producing a pleasant and healthy indoor climate. Because wood has the highest volumetric heat storage capacity of all insulating materials it offers superior protection against the cold in winter and the heat in summer. This high volumetric storage coupled with its open fibre structure also lends itself excellently to acoustic applications.
Tom Barbour, Managing Director of Ecological Building Systems commented; “GUTEX wood fibre boards are a very welcome addition to our portfolio of ecological products. One of the primary reasons for choosing to work with GUTEX was the fact that they are able to produce homogenous boards up to 240 mm thick utilising far less energy in the manufacturing process. GUTEX are the pioneers of sustainable wood fibre boards, their standards and quality are second to none and we are very fortunate to have their technical back up and experience. Our Building Services Engineer, alongside other staff have undertaken extensive training in the system and we look forward to advising customers on this very effective and environmentally friendly method of building.”
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