High-performance, sound-insulating, and fire-resistant - these are important properties in the construction of apartment buildings. Standards that ensure the safety of the people who live there and are the highest priority during construction.
It is these properties and standards that convinced the construction company SILE Costruzioni Srl, based in the province of Bergamo, to use Ytong Climagold blocks and Multipor insulation boards for the residential project in Affori.
Sustainable and insulating with Ytong building systems
Low weight leads to a reducing load on the supporting structure. For this reason, Xella Italia used Ytong Climagold blocks, each 30 and 40 cm thick. The special feature: Despite their low thickness, they are thermally insulating, sound-insulating, and fire-resistant.
The Multipor M3 mineral insulation boards, on the other hand, were used to correct the thermal bridge. Heat thus remains in the rooms and does not escape to the outside through the outer facade. This saves residents heating costs during the cold season.
As far as the mortar for laying the bricks is concerned, Ytong FIX N200 was chosen, while Multipor FIX X700 was selected for bonding the boards. The combination of mortar, slabs, blocks and building systems resulted in increased performance of the housing complexes and a significant reduction in the construction and planning phase. This reduced project costs.
The future of the project
The project involves the construction of several residential complexes, divided into three construction phases. In 2018, the first section was completed. In September 2021, work began on the second residential complex with a total of 178 apartments.
The Ytong building system was used by the construction company S.I.L.E for other projects. These were not only residential complexes, but also commercial buildings that have to meet further and higher standards.