Why should you choose VELOX building system for your next project?
An environmentally friendly and energy efficient building solution is becoming an increasingly desirable option for many individuals, industries and commercial ventures. The result is an increased demand for genuine eco solutions and energy efficient building materials. The main principles of ecology are preserved during the production of the basic elements of the VELOX building system. The production technology uses natural materials (processed wood chips) that are energy efficient and do not create any fumes or hazardous waste which would impact the environment. Waste from the construction of a VELOX build can be returned to the factory, where it is recycled.
The VELOX building system also features excellent sound and thermal insulation properties without thermal bridges – saving energy in the finished building. Both of these properties meet ecological requirements to save energy. Using natural materials ensures a healthy and hygienic living environment.
VELOX buildings create the perfect blend of thermal insulation and heat accumulation to create a comfortable living environment. Due to the excellent thermal resistance of the external walls and the heat accumulation of concrete cores, rooms remain pleasantly cool throughout the summer and retain necessary heat in winter. The ability to absorb external noise interference and high fire protection, together with ideal thermal characteristics creates a comfortable living space.
The graph opposite shows the relationship between the mean temperature of the inner surface of the walls and the middle of the room and representation of a feeling of thermal comfort. The relationship shows that the low temperature of the internal wall surface is very energy consuming. Surface temperatures on the inside walls of the VELOX build represent values from 20 to 21°C (according to the relative area of windows), i.e. In order to ensure thermal comfort in the building, room temperature should be maintained at 20°C.Generally, the feeling of thermal comfort occurs when:
- The thermometer in a room shows 18 to 24°C
- The temperature difference between the inside of the perimeter wall and the room temperature is lower than 3°C
The VELOX building system meets these requirements with minimum consumption of thermal energy.
Installation of the VELOX building system is simple and accurate, easy to handle (only 20% of the total weight of the building is handmade), and requires minimal use of machinery. Construction is also possible at temperatures down to -5°C. Speed is one of the most important factors when evaluating the benefits of VELOX so that the final result of its use really pays off.
Example Schedule: Building a house with a usable attic space.
First day: Finished building; a concreted front row bearing and interior walls.
First week: Complete assembly of load-bearing walls and ceiling of the first floor, including the reinforcement and concreting.
3 to 4 week: Finished rough construction with VELOX and roof covered.
5th week: Continue further construction work on the completion of the building, similar to that of all building systems.
VELOX building system offers a significant return on investment – not only during the construction due to low transport costs, minimal storage space, the need for fewer workers and plaster and building material savings due to accuracy – but also in the finished buildings, where there is a significant saving on heating costs. The walls of a VELOX building achieve high thermal resistance even at a thickness of 30cm, which increases the usable construction area.
- For 1m² walls you only need 2 boards of VELOX
- 2 boards of VELOX replace 60 bricks or 10 concrete blocks
- 100m² of built up area (1 detached house, ground floor and attic) = 21t = 1 lorry load
- Brick and block < Standard wall materials = 84t = 4 lorry loads
VELOX boards can be processed like wood - cut, drilled, nailed, routed and don't require screw anchors. Houses built using VELOX technology can be original in their design because this building system permits the construction of ideas without any restrictions. Architect and designer can fully use their imagination when working with VELOX.
Technical and advisory service suppliers of VELOX building systems meet all requirements, including the provision of project documentation, technical supervision, staff training, implementation of construction site, or the delivery of "turnkey" builds.
VELOX Building system satisfies:
Designers: Variability of use and functionality
Investors: Economy, efficiency and cost structures
Builders: Speed and precision construction of buildings
End user: Low operating costs and ease of ecological housing
Unique features of the VELOX system are a combination of thermal insulation materials and concrete. Wall construction consists of permanently integrated VELOX formwork panels coupled with polystyrene foam, which is filled with concrete.
Installation of formwork and pouring concrete is done on site. VELOX boards and foam polystyrene provides excellent thermal and sound insulation, concrete provides structural strength and thermal accumulation. The result is a monolithic sandwich with excellent conditions for living.
The basis of ecologically produced VELOX boards are natural materials - wood chips (89%), which are associated with cement to ensure consistency and strength are complemented with a solution of water glass, which increases the resistance of the boards against moisture, rot and rodents.
Concrete buildings are stable and have a long life, so the quality of the house can appreciate over generations. There are other companies that offer systems for building houses, but none offer the unique range of benefits that VELOX has. If you would like to learn more about VELOX contact us today.