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Determining anchor resistances with job site tests

The resistance of fixings depends largely on the properties of the substrate. Since they are not always known in construction projects, job site tests give some indication whether an anchor is suitable for a respective substrate. Using a mobile pull-out system, the characteristic resistance of a plastic anchor can be determined on the construction site. …

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System load class: the connection between fixings and insulation material

An ETICS fixing has the task of holding insulating materials securely to the facade. How effectively a fixing performs can be determined by anchor load and system load class. The latter provides information on how much load the fixing can carry from the insulation board An ETIC system combines several building materials into one system. …

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Optimum use of cordless drills: How to securely fasten ETICS anchors

In the ETICS screw-in anchor Gecko U8, spiral and anchor are set independently of each other. The two-component concept offers one significant advantage: The cordless drill setting can be optimally adjusted to the substrate. In the following, we will show you how to use your cordless drill’s torque and speed for secure and quick fastening. …

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Why purely mechanically fastened ETICS make for better soundproofing

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We all want to feel comfy and cosy at home. Apart from the right thermal insulation, sound insulation is equally important when it comes to our wellbeing at home. Soundproofing is therefore an important feature of any quality home. Purely mechanically fastened insulation boards will have a positive impact on keeping sound out. Our cities …

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Don’t deconstruct, double up with ETICS: Everything points to it – Part 3

There is no doubt: The secondary insulation of an existing ETICS façade is clearly more cost-effective, efficient and resource-friendly than a deconstruction. But as an accomplished expert you might be interested in a few additional, in-depth aspects. Can an old ETICS be recycled? Separating and sorting system components cannot be done with old systems. As …

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Doubling up with ETICS: Things to keep in mind – Part 2

An ageing external thermal insulation composite system need not be replaced with a new one: Your ETICS façade can get a secondary insulation, which saves material, time and money – up to € 50/m2. However, you must keep a few things in mind. National Technical Approval The installer must provide a guarantee to the homeowner …

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How to prevent your insulated façade from getting the measles

It’s a common sight, even though unintended: Insulated façades often look like they are ill with measles. Experts also speak of the leopard pattern. Each spot where a dowel has been set, leaves a dowel mark in a lighter shade. This can be avoided – and quite easily, too. The thermal insulation is installed, the …

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Dowels per square metre: Saving on the wrong things

Why calculate the number of dowels? The maximum amount is always sufficient. A well-calculated proof will only cost you. Wrong! It helps to save money in the insulation of facades. The saving potential can be up to three times the expense for an exact proof. Wind can do plenty of damage to building envelopes and …