from CLT | BSP Constructions
How can houses made of CLT / cross laminated timber be deconstructed?
Timber structures have been reused for centuries. The key to this is an easy-to-release connection of the components. What used to be a wooden nail is now X-fix. A detachable wood-wood connector for CLT panels.
Walls and ceilings can be connected to each other with the X-fix timber connector. This wood-wood connection can be easily released again when a building is dismantled. How does it work? Simply cut through the thinnest part of the X-fix with a hand-held circular saw - done.
The concept is also called
"Design for Disassembly"
House of Wood
by Pirmin Jung
Building responsibly - that is Pirmin Jung's company philosophy. In Sursee, he is realising a service and residential building in future-oriented, energy-efficient timber system construction: The "House of Wood
In the project by Pirmin Jung Ingenieure, 5,000 X-fix units were installed.
In the House of Wood, special attention was paid to the deconstructability of the wooden construction. X-fix is the key to "Cradle2Cradle" here. With the wood-wood connectors, the components can be easily dismantled after use. The walls, ceilings and columns thus remain intact and can be recycled.
The idea for the X-fix mini was born at the EUROBIS trade fair in Lyon: several French carpenters asked X-fix whether we had a smaller X-fix in our range, because there are relatively many interior fittings, storeys, extensions etc. where you can only work with small and light components because there is no space for larger cranes and lifting equipment.