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Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber)
Kaifu-Bad is the oldest swimming pool complex - and the largest open air one - in Hamburg. The entire complex is a protected monument built originally in 1895. The bath was closed for many years because the roof was in danger of collapsing. As part of the renovation project, one of the pools was converted into a salt-water bath, which poses unique challenges. How could Kaifu-Bad be renovated in a way that respects the protected design, meets modern sustainability standards, tolerates the challenge of salt water and stays within budget?
Pre-fabricated Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) components were used throughout the restoration.
As the components were prefabricated, they were installed quickly and so saved time and money. The whole project was finished much faster than a conventional reconstruction. Although the challenging roof structures and the moisture-proofing caused extra costs, these were covered with the savings from faster and more efficient installation.