Floor/facade

1960-2000



Lightweight non-load-bearing facades in early buildings are often manufactured in smaller sections that are assembled into larger units once they reach the construction site.

The exterior wall consists of a timber skeleton, the solid sections of which are clad internally with gypsum boards and externally with asbestos cement. The thermal insulation is shown as 7 cm mineral wool, which was the minimum requirement in the 1960s, though this increased considerably for later buildings. The insulation is covered with a windproof plate, and between this and the asbestos cement is a cavity ventilated from the outside.

The elements are mounted on and attached to the floor with angle bars, which will be concealed either under the wooden floor or by a “curtain box” on the ceiling.

The front edges of the floor and wall are shown with glued-on sections of lightweight concrete acting as thermal bridge insulation – this is later replaced with mineral wool. The model does not show the internal joints and padding between the individual parts.

Recommended literature in Danish:
H. Nissen: Modul og montagebyggeri (1975 og 1984) Tip: Skriv titlen i fritekstsøgefeltet for alle fem publikationer
Johs. Much-Petersen: Facadeelementer (1979)

© GI - Bedre Boliger og Realdania