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OSB at its Best

This page contains a selection of articles on building with SWISS KRONO OSB. In them, we describe properties and benefits, explain technical values and draw comparisons with other materials. As special highlights, reference projects are included that impressively demonstrate the versatility of modern OSB engineered wood products.

Maximum Space with <b>MAGNUM</b>BOARD® OSB ­

Maximum Space with MAGNUMBOARD® OSB

SWISS KRONO MAGNUMBOARD® OSB, a massive timber construction system approved by the German building authorities, delivers a host of benefits. Yet one of the most important is often underestimated: the extremely lean walls it enables maximize the available space for living and other purposes. Especially in areas with high property prices, this really makes a difference.

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Fast, Faster, <b>MAGNUM</b>BOARD® OSB ­

Fast, Faster, MAGNUMBOARD® OSB

In Fulda, Germany, three brothers with their own companies decided to erect and share a multi-storey office building with about 400m² of usable floor space. And it had to be ready to occupy in just four months. Fortunately, the SWISS KRONO MAGNUMBoard® OSB massive timber system saves time in four different ways.

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Superb Flexibility with <b>MAGNUM</b>BOARD® OSB ­

Superb Flexibility with MAGNUMBOARD® OSB

SWISS KRONO MAGNUMBOARD® OSB gives owners and architects maximum freedom for designing houses. Detached single-family cottages or blocks of flats, in a modern cubist style or traditional with hipped roof, with plastered or wood-cladded exterior – practically anything is possible and easy to implement.

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Dornbirn Exhibition Grounds ­

Dornbirn Exhibition Grounds

The city of Dornbirn and the state of Vorarlberg, co-owners of the exhibition grounds, invested 28 million euros to erect new halls for holding trade fairs, exhibitions and events. The loadbearing structures and the wall and ceiling claddings are all executed in wood. Featuring recessed ellipsoid entrances and a red foyer, the new buildings aren’t just striking in appearance – they have also been designed to very flexibly accommodate a vast range of events.

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Switzerland`s First Timber High Rise ­

Switzerland`s First Timber High Rise

There is a global trend towards implementing multi-storey buildings with timber. The architects who designed the ten-storey office building Suurstoffi 22 are enthusiastically riding it, and this project – Switzerland’s first timber high rise – has raised the bar for modern timber construction everywhere.

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Germany`s Biggest timber construction Project ­

Germany`s Biggest timber construction Project

Berlin is enthusiastically promoting timber construction. This March, the city’s senate voted unanimously in favour of making significantly greater use of wood to construct buildings within the context of the city’s energy and climate protection programme. A new residential neighbourhood now taking shape in the borough of Berlin-Weissensee impressively illustrates how this can look in practice.

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Campus Daycare Centre: For Healthy Play ­

Campus Daycare Centre: For Healthy Play

Bright rooms, smooth wood surfaces and plenty of room for kids to play, explore and romp in are what characterise this new daycare centre in northwestern Germany near the Dutch border. The property was built in just eight months with MAGNUMBOARD® OSB and SWISS KRONO OSB. Since August 2019, almost 30 children children feel good and are free to spontaneously explore their surroundings.

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Indoor Coating of <b>MAGNUMB</b>BOARD® OSB ­

Indoor Coating of MAGNUMBBOARD® OSB

Indoor coatings from Knauf Rotkalk, Caparol and Sto harmonise well with SWISS KRONO MAGNUMBOARD® OSB, as they are also environmentally friendly and contribute to healthy living. Tradespeople especially appreciate the fact they can be directly applied to sanded OSB surfaces without the need to attach an intermediate layer of plasterboard or the like. Here we show selected examples of direct interior coating.

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New Building for a Popular Day Trip Destination ­

New Building for a Popular Day Trip Destination

The “Pottenstein Adventure Rock” in Franconian Switzerland reopened in July 2018 in new splendour with an extended range of facilities. A modern administration building, also containing the restaurant and kitchen, was erected on the site in just a few months. The developer stressed that the project had to be completed fast and use solid timber construction with eco-friendly materials. And so the decision was made in favour of SWISS KRONO MAGNUMBOARD® OSB.

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Food Safety Certificate for SWISS KRONO OSB ­

Food Safety Certificate for SWISS KRONO OSB

ISEGA Forschungs- und Untersuchungsgesellschaft mbH, an independent testing and certification institute in Aschaffenburg, Germany, has certified SWISS KRONO OSB as suitable for packaging food. This dispels any concerns about the substances contained in SWISS KRONO OSB. In other words, if SWISS KRONO OSB can be used to package fruit, it’s definitely safe enough to build houses with.

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Blue Angel Ecolabel for SWISS KRONO OSB ­

Blue Angel Ecolabel for SWISS KRONO OSB

As of October 2019, SWISS KRONO OSB/3 EN300, SWISS KRONO OSB/4 BAZ and SWISS KRONO OSB/F**** produced at the SWISS KRONO in Heiligengrabe/ Branden-burg all bear the “Blue Angel” ecolabel. The Blue Angel (Blauer Engel) is an official ecolabel which is jointly awarded by several German government bodies and private organizations to highlight environmentally safe products.

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DIBT EXPERTISES ON SWISS KRONO OSB ­

DIBT EXPERTISES ON SWISS KRONO OSB

New expertises recently published by the DIBt (German Institute for Civil Engineering) confirm that SWISS KRONO OSB already meets the future requirements of Germany’s model administrative regulation “Technical Construction Requirements for Safeguarding Health in Buildings”.

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