System solutions using Ekopanely boards
The Ekopanely board is designed for all types of wooden buildings (low-energy, economic houses).
The Ekopanely board system solution must be used correctly, especially with regard to the desired quality and functionality of the building.
Sandwich wall structures when building a house
Requires a timber frame made of KVH 140/60mm profile wood which is supporting the structure and is anchored to base board.
The standard EKO3 exterior wall consists of the first outer layer of Ekopanely boards, to which a fibreboard panel is attached, with thermal insulation inserted between the pillars of the structure, with the second solid insulation layer of Ekopanely boards, an installation gap and the third layer of boards.
This sandwich, with insulation at least 140 mm thick, meets the requirements of a low-energy house and is vapour permeable. It also meets the requirement of 45-minute fire resistance.
This panel construction system with its simple anchoring and bonding is guaranteed to make it simple and very quick to build these exterior walls.
Another advantage of this type of wall structure is the thermal insulation of Ekopanely boards, which helps to span thermal bridges in a building caused by a wooden substructure, anchoring or a discontinuous layer of thermal insulation. The accumulation capacity of Ekopanely boards used in exterior walls keeps the temperature stable inside the building in the summer months and saves on heating costs in the winter.
Systemic solution for partitions
Due to the high mechanical durability and strength of the straw panel, there is no need to build a supporting structure for a partition wall, saving up to 15% of the costs of material. Ekopanely boards can be ordered trimmed to the required length (height) to fit the dimensions of the structure, meaning you do not have to cut the material. All of this, coupled with our very simple system of anchoring and connecting eco-panels, is guaranteed to make it simple and particularly quick to build a partition wall inside a house or a wooden building.
Ekopanely boards can be supplied up to 3200mm in length. Partition walls can be built as a DIY project; we can advise you.
E1 partition wall
The E1 partition wall is a self-supporting single partition wall with no surface finish for non-load bearing purposes for permanent installation in a building. This partition wall consists of one layer of Ekopanely board 60mm thick and is suitable for light screens, for separating cloakrooms or spaces under the stairs, for bathrooms (separating the toilet and the shower) or in the kitchen (extending a wall to a kitchen range).
E2 partition wall
The E2 partition wall is a self-supporting double partition wall with no surface finish for non-load bearing purposes for permanent installation in a building. This partition wall consists of two layers of Ekopanely boards with a total thickness of 120mm. It is suitable for places where electrical wiring routes and HVAC distribution systems are not required. It may also be used where there is less of a need for soundproofing (closet, pantry, cloakroom, space under the stairs).
E2 I partition wall
The E2 I partition wall is an installation self-supporting double partition wall with no surface finish for non-load bearing purposes for permanent installation in a building. This partition wall consists of two layers of Ekopanely boards and a wooden grid with an installation gap with a total thickness from 145mm. It is suitable for use in places where electrical wiring routes or HVAC distribution systems are required (the width of the installation gap should depend on routing needed). This partition wall can be used to divide any room in the building (passageway, kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom, …).
E2 A partition wall
The E2 A partition wall is an acoustic self-supporting double partition wall with no surface finish for non-load bearing purposes for permanent installation in a building. This partition wall consists of two layers of Ekopanely boards, a wooden grid and sound insulation with a total thickness from 120+x mm (x mm is the thickness of the sound insulation inserted in the grid). It is suitable for use in places where greater sound insulation is needed (bedroom, bathroom, children’s room,…). Electrical wiring and HVAC distribution systems can be routed through the E2 A partition wall, if required.
E2 N partition wall
The E2 N partition wall is a supporting double partition interior wall with no surface finish for load bearing purposes and for bracing the structure for permanent installation in a building. This partition wall consists of a supporting structure made from KVH baulks in a 120/60mm profile (according to the structural calculation), thermal insulation and facing on both sides of the Ekopanely board. The total thickness of the inner supporting wall is 240mm.. This partition wall is used to transfer the load from the roof to the foundation structure, for laying ceiling joists for a second floor, and for bracing the building.
Ceilings and slanted attics in new buildings
This is a simple inner application of ceilings and slanted rafters with no surface finish for permanent installation in a house or wooden building. It only requires a wooden grid attached to the beams for the application of the Ekopanely boards.
Heat accumulation is a fundamental advantage that makes Ekopanely boards the ideal material for ceilings in loft spaces.
In summer the room retains the coolness from the night until the evening. In winter, however, the room accumulates heat during the day, and that heat remains until morning. This mechanism keeps the temperature stable in your attic with no major fluctuations.
Attic rooms when building a house
The accumulation potential of the straw panel is used in winter and in summer, helps to reduce heating costs and prevents attic rooms from overheating.
The temperature amplitude of Ekopanely boards has a delay of 11.8 hours, i.e. heat penetrates into a wooden building or house with this delay. Therefore, in summer the house “cools down” by morning and keeps cool until evening. In winter, however, the house accumulates warmth from heating and this warmth remains until morning, even if you stop heating in the evening.
The insulation properties of Ekopanely boards and their area-wide application help to span thermal bridges in the structure.
A floor made from Ekopanely boards is dry and can be walked on straight after being laid, with no further work required (eventually chipboard or something similar needs to be placed on the Ekopanely board, to prevent damage to the surface paper), including when Ekopanely boards are placed on ceiling joists.
The weight of this floor is much lower than any wet variant (concrete, anhidride).
With just use of common tools Ekopanely boards are easy to work with and anchored using screws therefore it is quicker and easier to lay a floor using Ekopanely boards.
We have an option to order Ekopanely already trimmed to the required length, which minimize waste, and saving you money and speeding up the building process. When laying a floor in a building, it is important to consider the load that will be placed on it (deflection).
In the case of high local load (e.g. a piano, gym equipment,…), the forces must be adequately distributed.
Straw-based materials also have good sound-insulation properties, meaning they offer excellent impact sound insulation.
Cladding for wooden supporting structures of prefabricated wooden buildings
This is the most common use for Ekopanely boards. The structure is first cladded on one side by Ekopanely boards, after which thermal insulation is inserted and the wall of the prefabricated building is then cladded from the other side.
Ekopanely boards have excellent accumulation capabilities, which are taken advantage of when applying inner cladding.
The thermal insulation capability of the straw panel saves money, as less thick layer insulation needs to be inserted into the structure.
The main advantage of using Ekopanely boards here is that they protect loft spaces against temperature fluctuations (particularly preventing overheating in the summer), thus keeping your loft at a comfortable temperature.
Rafter insulation prevents sunlight from penetrating into the structure.
Ekopanely boards used as rafter insulation are laid adjacent to one another on the loft supporting structure, thus minimising thermal bridges.
When using thermal insulation of suitable thickness rafters can be left visible which can create an interesting architectural feature.