Top performance with ash wood – News article waldwissen.net

Unbenannt-1Ever higher buildings, more streamlined components, larger span widths – classic timber construction is reaching its limits. However, the use of ash wood opens up new opportunities for timber construction.

Neue Holzbau AG successfully uses ash wood. “So far, components in ash were primarily used in special timber constructions with heavily loaded connection parts”, says Bruno Abplanalp of neue Holzbau AG. Such was the case with the dome of the new bath in Locarno or with the demanding timber construction of the spa and water park “Aquabasilea” in Pratteln. However, this summer in Arosa the company from Obwalden has entered new territory. For the beams of the roofing structure of the new ski school building, for the first time ash wood has been used on a large scale.

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