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The wood only principle Nur-Holz

First Cologne ecological built solid wooden house to be assembled this week

The wood only principle Nur-Holz

First Cologne ecological built solid wooden house

The well known principles of wooden house construction geting nowadays a new dimension, the wood-only-design. The first reference in the Cologne area will be built at the Sürther Feld near Rodenkirchen, week 22. February 2017. By plans of the Architect Stephan Becker, the carpenter Gerd Ribbeck is going to build the three level family house with the principle to use only wood for construction with the NUR-HOLZ patend design. Walls, ceilings and roof timbers are made of pure wood elements. Total sustainability, well beeing and health of the residents are the main targets of this design. The prefabricated wooden wall elements without glue or steel fasteners are completely CO2-neutral and fullfilling the „cradle-to-cradle“ requirement, facilitating also the disposal Furthermore inhouse modern equipement and appliances are in use resulting in low energy consumtion and low CO2-emissions.

An other by the same NUR-HOLZ design constructed office building in the Netherlands got the world wide award on best environmental and climate protection, the highest BREEAM Cerificate. This certifcate is the most widely used certification system for sustainable construction.

NUR-HOLZ – Benefits for residents

The Cologne builders‘ family places high demands on the ecological construction of their future home. The ultimate aim is the well being and healthy environment. But also economic facts are as important as the ecological quality of materials. As a result, many components as possible are screwed with wooden screws instead of the usual steel screws. The wooden floor is clamped and floated, the wooden facade, protecting against weather impact, has to be screwed with very special small steel screws.

Electricity is generated with a photovoltaic system on the roof, solar collectors produce warm water. Geothermal heat is used by a heat pump to operate the underfloor heating system, and a further positive saving effect is generated by a heat recovery system.

NUR-HOLZ – Use of ecological material

As thermal insulation, Gerd Ribbeck is using soft wood fiber boards. Similar to the wall elements, this material is natural and environmental friendly. Both elements together create a feel-good climate inside the house in summer and winter at any weather conditions, because wood has an exceptional balanced behavior on both needed physical requirements, the heat insulation and the heat storage. Furthermore, noise is absorbed by wooden walls and provides a very good sound protection. On the inhouse walls clay plaster is used. This natural material serves as heat storage mass and moisturizing element and is acting together with the wooden walls and this has also a positive influence on the room climate.

NUR-HOLZ – Constructed in no time

The erection of the prefabricated building shell starts now and will take one week only. Afterwards the interior construction will start immediately. These results in using 50% less construction time of the house compared to standard designs. „In other regions of Germany, this type of construction has already been more and more enforced“, Gerd Ribbeck says. The solid wood construction system “ NUR-HOLZ“ is so innovative that it received the Bavarian State Prize in 2013.

According to the carpenter, the house in Cologne will be the start for even more buildings in this ecological, energy-efficient solid wood house construction not only in North Rhine-Westphalia area but also on the international markets, and also. at public areas such as kindergardens, hospitals, schools and office buildings.

Seit 1976 ist die Geschäftsführung, Gerd Ribbeck (Zimmerermeister und Blockhaus / Massivholzhaus Richtmeister) im Zimmererhandwerk tätig. Das Unternehmen steht für eine kompetente Projektleitung, Beratung und qualitative Ausführung vielfältigster Holzbauarbeiten. Natürliche und unbedenkliche Baustoffe sind für den Betrieb ebenso selbstverständlich wie eine professionelle Betreuung der Bauherrschaft.
Für den Betrieb von Zimmermeister Gerd Ribbeck ist die Beratung in Fragen zum MassivHolzHaus Bau, der Baubiologie, Energieeffizients, Wärmeschutz, baulicher Holzschutz, konstruktiver Holzschutz und ökologisches Bauen selbstverständlich. Der Holzhausbau Betrieb arbeitet in den Bereichen Massivholzhaus, Vollholzhaus Bau, Holzrahmenbau, Blockhausbau, Restauration und Sanierung. Die Bereiche Dachstühle, Carport, Wintergartenbau, Pergolen, Überdachungen, Holzbalkone, Holzterrassen, An- und Umbauten und Dachaufstockungen werden umgesetzt.

MCB International-TIMBER-WORK Limited
Gerd Ribbeck
Hohn 15
53797 Lohmar / Wahlscheid
+49 (0) 2206 8647977
+49 (0) 3212-7422325

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The recent ConverTTable driving simulator – manufacturing and test drive

The recent ConverTTable driving simulator - manufacturing and test drive
ConverTTable from coffe table to a design driving simulator

Behind-the scenes tour and demonstration of the manufacturing in Austria. Test drive to the core of the design furniture in a real Hi-Fi studio.

From coffee table to a designer simulator cockpit
The times when you had to argue with your girlfriend about a game-race you desperately wished to play on your computer or console now belong to the past: one flick of the wrist and your ConverTTable undergoes a smooth transformation from a coffee table into a gaming cockpit that can be hooked up with your existing playstation or computer. The newly-developed ConverTTable together now with a RECARO seat and a Shaker System from RACE-STAR provides you with the right racing – atmosphere and within seconds you easily slip into the shoes of a formula-one star.

The ConverTTable at german TV Kabel 1
Markus Rumpold (http://www.autosimulator.at), inventor of the ConverTTable, presented his most recent model on the broadcast „Abenteuer Leben täglich Wissen“, hosted by Marc Bosch. The programme presented various gaming simultations, from handmade to professional products. The ConverTTable could stand the test of a dedicated user best and emerged from that competition as a top of the line gaming simultation as well as a piece of furniture, featuring flawless design.
Clip of the programme: http://youtu.be/rbTFo36NJ_E

The production at Rene Innovatives Wohnen in Austria
ConverTTables are proudly made in Austria, crafted by Rene Innovatives Wohnen. During the making of the programme, Rene Peconik, head of the company, gives a behind-the scenes tour and demonstrates the precise practice to produce a coffe table and a cockpit all rolled into one. Marc Bosch gets the opportunity to witness craftmanship that leeads to this high-quality-furniture with his own eyes. The ConverTTable is produced following the saying: There are no limits to what carpentry can achieve! We accompany the ConverTTable from the production hall to the premises of the company Blödorn in Hartberg, where the ConverTTable is tested to the core in a real Hi-Fi studio that leaves no wish unanswered. Where men become kids again.

The series ConverTTable
The ConverTTable subtly blends in delicately into a living room and can be used and hooked up with existing devices such as a TV-set or a sound station. When not in use, the ConverTTable looks like a fancy coffee table that can be, after coffee had been served and cookies had been eaten, turned into a multi-functional racing cockpit featuring a bucket seat, a steering wheel, gas plus other gears and a keyboard – all that without striking a blow.
The ConverTTable base model, priced at EUR 5.433,– incl. Vat, is available in the combination white/wood, features an extraordinarily durable plastic-surface and includes the RECARO sport-seat, Shaker System, a Porsche GT3RS wheel and ClubSport pedals.

The Custom ConverTTable
There are no holds barred for he demanding taste though: whoever wants to have his/her own colour-combinations realized goes for a customized version! The ConverTTable Custom comes with painted surfaces as well as the option of painted or real wooden side walls, priced at EUR 6.133,– incl. Vat.

For more information on our ConverTTabe please visit: http://www.converttable.eu Please find on the website high resolution pictures according to the press release at „Press“.

ConverTTable is a project by http://www.autosimulator.at, founded by Ing. Markus Rumpold in 2008. Adding to the ConverTTable, autosimulator.at is also distributor in Austria of high-quality simulation-cockpits by RACE-STAR (Made in Germany) and by Playseat.

ConverTTable – Ing. Markus Rumpold
Markus Rumpold
Holzinnovationszentrum 1A
8740 Zeltweg


Ing. Markus Rumpold
Markus Rumpold
Holzinnovationszentrum 1A
8740 Zeltweg