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Lädrach Holzbau AG Konolfingen
Kerto LVL Q-panels
Building in Switzerland is extremely expensive. Swiss designer and wellness facility developer Roger Bernet has worked with numerous five-star hotels that have extensive budgets. Bernet wanted to create a unique, cost-effective concept for hotels with smaller budgets, but exquisite locations. When he envisioned the SPA-Bungalow, his criteria were:
Metsä Wood’s laminated veneer lumber Kerto LVL is a state-of-the-art, lightweight engineered wood product that met every requirement Bernet had.
SPA-Bungalow consists of three wooden modules, all built exclusively from Kerto LVL Q-panels. Kerto LVL is a fast, light and green building material. It is dimensionally stable and does not warp or twist. Kerto LVL Q-panels are excellent for building stiff and high-quality floor, wall and roof structures.
The builders used Kerto LVL Q-panels in two sizes: 69 x 6000 x 2500mm for exterior walls and the roof, and 39 x 6000 x 2500mm for inner walls. Elements built from Kerto LVL Q-panels were first mechanically bolted and glued together. The modules were then lifted by crane to enable covering all the exteriors with fiberglass-reinforced plastic.
Once finished, SPA-Bungalow was completely weather-resistant and durable in extreme apline conditions.
Construction of the first SPA-Bungalow took two workers approximately four weeks. Future versions can be produced in less than half this time.