The circular roof was part of a major residential building project in the Netherlands. The Giesbers construction company was commissioned by the municipality of Eindhoven to develop and build 56 houses made of wood. Like the fastening elements from SFS, wood can also be disassembled, meaning that the environmental impact of the construction materials employed is minimal. As a company committed to raising awareness of the environmental impact of building materials, a relatively neglected topic, Giesbers turned to the "Urban Mining Collective" to implement the project.
Guardian collaborated with Kingspan and ZND Nedicom, which are affiliated to the "Urban Mining Collective", to create a roof structure made of sustainable and recyclable materials that exclusively uses mechanical fastening elements. Recycled roofing material (Citumen) and recyclable EPS insulation were installed in addition to the removable fasteners from Guardian, which were used for the insulation and roofing on the substructure. Thanks to the use of mechanical fastening systems, all components are removable so they can be easily separated and reused at a later point in time.
When planning new projects, modern-day construction companies often make a conscious decision to use sustainable materials for their construction projects. The residents of those buildings not only benefit from a pleasant, healthy indoor living environment, but also receive a certificate with a take-back guarantee issued by the "Urban Mining Collective". This guarantee ensures that the roof will be removed at the end of its useful life and all materials will be taken back for reuse; this is handled by another partner, ZND Nedicom. ZND Nedicom is also responsible for roof installation and maintenance.
Since most of Guardian’s fastening elements can be reused right after removal, this SFS Group company is making a vital contribution towards greater sustainability in the building sector.