THE ROYAL PARK RESIDENCE APPLIES MODERN SOLUTIONS FOR THE BUILDING WALLS AND FACADES IN THE KOMPLEX
Inner and outer walls: masonry of CERAMIC BRICKS thick 250 mm and 120 mm by WIENERBERGER – the biggest manufacturer worldwide with the proven product – Porotherm – produced from natural raw material - clay and special technology for its processing.
The ceramic blocks have vertical cavities with high thermal insulation capability and very good sound insulation, high mechanical strength, with the ability to "breathe", i.e. act as a natural regulator of the microclimate (regulate relative humidity, equalize temperature fluctuations and maintain comfortable temperature of the inner wall surface).
Thermal insulation: Extruded polystyrene (XPS) 15 cm thick – boards with microbead, microporous structure of closed spherical cells with significant density and strength of the material, closed grid of micropores and smooth hydrophobic surface ensure the water and vapor impermeability of boards, which gives an excellent frost resistance and preservation of internal links in the structure of the material.
In the production of XPS no harmful substances are emitted, so the construction of polystyrene thermal insulation system not only saves energy costs, quickly returning the initial investment, but also plays an important role in environmental protection.
Building thermal insulation based on polystyrene significantly reduces energy costs, which in combination with the possibility of full recycling, the lack of harmful emissions even when burning and speed when placing it, makes it a preferred and reliable material.
Mineral plaster: Baumit NanoporTop scratched texture 1,5 mm – special dirt-repellent, self-cleaning plaster - protects the facade of large temperature fluctuations, UV rays, mechanical impact and chemicals, frost and mildew, providing self-cleaning effect using a photocatalyst, which exposed to daylight (UV-rays) and humidity activates.
It activates molecules of oxygen from the air that degrade organic substances on the surface of the plaster. The remains are removed with the air movement (wind) and some of them fall to the ground.
Subsequently, the rest of the particles are dissolved by rain and are washed with it. The facade remains clean and beautiful significantly longer. This saves maintenance costs, respectively costs for new painting.
Ventilated facades in The Royal Park Residence consisting of:
• Aluminum support structure
• Thermal insulation - mineral isolating wool 15 cm - providing thermal-, sound- and fire- insulation
• Finishing – cladding of natural stone.
The effectiveness of the insulating layer is also ensured by minimizing the risk of wetting and mechanical damage.
Ventilated facades are modern type of solution for better thermal and sound insulation of buildings in which the coating layer is separated as an independent constructive form. In the absence of direct contact with the supporting structure, the facade is moved and deformed independently of the supporting structure, thus reducing the risk of damaging the cladding.
The formed airspace between the thermal insulation and the cladding provides free air circulation - the moisture from the premises and the construction one is lead out – thus the building "breathes" and is not "sealed", also the building’s "shell" is cooled during the warmer months by reducing the flow of hot air to the building.
The main advantages of ventilated facades are:
• Long life
• Excellent thermal insulation
• Excellent sound insulation - up to 15 dB
• Protection against snow, rain and condensation at the inner side of the wall
• Ability to use dark colors without this leading to "overheating of the building"
• Incorporation of non-combustible cladding materials
• Easy maintenance and replacement of damaged parts
The next article in the series is: The Royal Park Residence – Roofs and terraces