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Video: Creative Remodeling
Once upon a time there was an old building … which was in a very bad condition. However, with a lot of commitment and love for the old building fabric, it was possible to create an energy-efficient building and to maintain it in the long term. Stefanie Kälble, Baumit Kempten in Allgäu can rightly call itself one of the oldest cities in Germany - the records of a Greek historian prove that a Celtic settlement called "Cambodunon" already existed here in the first century AD. The emerging industrialization, a few centuries later, led to a rapid boom in the city, which resulted in ornate rococo facades and sublime patrician houses. So also an apartment building,which the current owners acquired in 2008 - and which was unfortunately in a dilapidated condition. With the help of paint, plaster and and a generously used wrecking ball, however, they created a modern and clearly designed 2-room apartment from a built 4-room apartment. The work that became necessary extended to various trades: cleaning work, masonry and concrete repair, drainage, carpentry, roofing, plumbing, electrical installation work, window construction, interior fittings and painting work were due. Processes that required a corresponding coordination and monitoring effort. Right from the start, the focus was on a new efficient concept. Modern building technology with energy-saving elements for everyday use,has always been the top premise. A local architect and the involved skilled craftsmen implement the wishes of the builders. At the same time, aspects of sustainability in construction increasingly came to the fore. Energy, material and cost-saving construction was the goal. Particular attention was paid to the overall balance of the building materials (environmentally friendly in production and processing on the building, later separable, reusable, recyclable or safely degradable). Therefore, the health of the residents is guaranteed today by using harmless building materials. Electrical and water pipes were laid by the meter, walls torn down, rooms exchanged and floors removed. The house was given a new roof and window front, chosen from an energy point of view, wooden paneling was removed,A contemporary thin roof insulation was installed, plasterboard walls with the appropriate heat and sound insulation were given their place and two new door frames were installed. On the walls, lime spatula helped with the reworking of the old, rough plaster, which now has a smooth appearance. The surface design was then made with a wide variety of materials, subtle structures and expressive colors and a combination of unusual techniques to become a real eye-catcher. The new owners wanted the entire living space to be an expression of their own personality. Individual, also and especially in the chosen color. Feel-good oasis So that everyone can really feel comfortable in the new premises, Feng Shui consultants were consulted,who helped to apply color effects in a targeted manner and to strengthen the room energies that are favorable for the residents. Colors are the gentlest tools in Feng Shui because they are very striking. The coordination and the shapes and materials were very important to the owners. This feel-good aspect was enhanced with lighting effects, for example on the taps. The free-standing bathtub and the light-flooded, open space reflect the feeling of freedom after the work has been completed. Different surfaces of this room were however absorbent to different extents. Therefore, a fleece was used on the entire wall surface to achieve a uniform surface. Its reinforcing properties created a very good basis for lasting enjoyment of perfect creative surfaces in a wide variety of gloss levels. The marble and clay plasters used also influence the interior architecture and have a very positive effect on the indoor climate by regulating the air humidity. Naturally aesthetic, with an almost unlimited variety of designs. In the end, an extremely thin self-leveling screed was applied to the entire area of 160 square meters to compensate for unevenness and to create a stable subsurface. Furthermore, an almost seamless parquet floor was glued all over the apartment. Even the bathroom was without tiles. Here, a special oil was incorporated into the wood to reduce water absorption. An old building renovation is not only economically advantageous, but also makes ecological sense. Historically grown construction, proven construction,Rules of architecture and experience are increasingly forgotten - but there are nevertheless possibilities and factors for a successful renovation. Nothing stands in the way of the love of the old building fabric and the values associated with it.
It does not always have to be a new building - this well-known statement proves the diverse, successfully carried out work on an old patrician house in Kempten. A handsome apartment with the latest technology and energy efficiency was built there. Baumit Reckenberg 12 87541 Bad Hindelang Tel.: (08324) 921-0 / Fax: -470 www.baumit.com