Due to their good diffusion properties
, their excellent price-performance ratio and their natural composition reed panels are perfectly suitable for the insulation of buildings. Reed insulation panels combined with clay offer an insulation system which has proven its worth over the years. Thanks to their coarse texture the reed insulation panels can serve as a plaster base at the same time.
From an ecological and point of view and with regards to building biology the renovation of an office building should make particular use of the historic building materials clay and reed. After gutting the building an inside insulation with reed panels was installed in order to preserve the façade of the timbered house. All non-bearing interior walls were built using Hiss Reet walls.
The Hiss Reet panels have been fitted following these four steps:
1. The old timbered house which had gypsum plastered walls was gutted and the gypsum plaster removed. Internal vapour barriers were avoided in the installation of the inside insulation from reed panels. All vapour retarding layers were removed from the inner side of the exterior walls. The timber beams, some of which were heavily affected by rot, were mended.