That's why a five-metre tall glass facade has been built at Stand 225 in Hall 7A in order to give all visitors the opportunity to experience, test and evaluate the UNIGLAS® | FACADE Timber-Glass-Composite elements in theory and in practice.
Glass and wood - two materials with very different structures and life cycles. One is a natural, renewable raw material, the other, one of the most important industrial inventions with high potential for sustainability. UNIGLAS® | FACADE Timber-Glass-Composite elements make it possible to combine the best features of both when it comes to naturalness, energy efficiency and constructional flexibility. Structural glazing facades can thus be implemented using easy to assemble and environmentally friendly timber constructions. The simultaneous reduction in the facade's CO2 balance by 43% in comparison to conventional all-glass facades and improvement in the insulating properties up to an Ucw value of 0.69 W/m2K make this sustainable building at its best.
The principle is simple: Glazing using UNIGLAS® | FACADE Timber-Glass-Composite elements is carried out direct, i.e. without metal braces, on a glue-laminated wooden substructure. To this end, a toothed coupling strip made from a defined composite of wooden and a special silicone is attached to the room side of the glass panels using a load-bearing adhesive and is then screwed onto the timber frame substructure. Facades can thus be constructed, with almost no size limitations, as fixed glazing and with opening elements using UNIGLAS® | FACADE Timber-Glass-Composite elements.
The automobile industry shows the way. Quicker assembly, perfect teamwork and fewer assembly steps. Thanks to the high degree of prefabrication for the individual Timber-Glass-Composite elements, planners and architects can not only plan their implementation with perfect "frameless" aesthetics, but can also significantly reduce the assembly time. Even changing an individual UNIGLAS® | Timber-Glass-Composite element at a later time is child's play. Slice the weather joint open, release the screws, swap the element, screw it together again and seal - finished! A perfectly thought out solution with quick and easy assembly.
After years of research, initiated and largely carried out by Holzforschung Austria, UNIGLAS® | Timber-Glass-Composite elements have successfully brought their perfect implementation to the wider market. Visitors to Hall 7A, Stand 225 at Fensterbau frontale will have the opportunity to inspect, touch and evaluate the facade which was build - and of course to get answers to all their questions. Anyone who wants to get an impression of the UNIGLAS® | Timber-Glass-Composite elements in advance can do this at www.hgv-facade.de where the principle and use are explained, and important details are also given.
Further information can be found at www.uniglas.net