Weather protection concept
for timber structures
during the construction phase

In the past, timber was mainly used on single-family and multi-family homes, but in recent years timber construction has increasingly been employed for major projects such as office and administrative buildings, schools, kindergartens, modular buildings and the large-scale addition of storeys onto multi-storey residential buildings. Thanks to the high degree of pre-fabrication that is possible with timber structures, construction can be carried out efficiently, economically, precisely and to the highest aesthetic requirements – which also includes visible wooden surfaces with high-standard finishes.

And this is where a major challenge arises: timber construction elements have to be protected against moisture over long periods during the construction period.

Cost-effective, reliable protection with SOLITEX ADHERO

The German standard DIN 68800-2:2022-02, “Wood preservation - Part 2: Preventive constructional measures in buildings” stipulates the following: When transporting, storing and installing timber, wood-based products and timber construction components, suitable measures are to be implemented to ensure that their moisture content does not change to an unacceptable extent due to adverse external influences such as soil moisture, precipitation or adjacent building components or due to drying out. [approximate translation]

The weathering-protection membranes in the SOLITEX ADHERO series fulfil the requirements of the German DIN 68800 standard, the Swiss SIA 271 standard and of the Technical Information Sheet (Merkblatt Brettsperrholz) 01-2021 on cross-laminated timber from Studiengemeinschaft Holzleimbau e.V., the German Glued Laminated Timber Research Association.

These self-adhesive membranes can be installed on all strong, stable surfaces and have full-surface adhesion with the subsurface. This means that moisture cannot spread out underneath the membrane even if it is damaged during construction. And if the moisture level in the timber should rise, this moisture will quickly dry out again – the diffusion-permeable functional membrane in SOLITEX ADHERO actively transports moisture to the outside. As a result, your building structure remains protected!


USPs of SOLITEX ADHERO

  • Peel-and-stick adhesive: penetrating water cannot spread out between the membrane and timber component

  • Dry building components: pore-free, diffusion-open TEEE functional membrane actively transports moisture to the outside, if required

  • Preparation work is now easier with the new transparent SOLITEX ADHERO VISTO membrane: markings, connectors and penetrations on timber floors remain visible

  • Excellent values in hazardous substance testing: SOLITEX ADHERO is ideally suited for construction projects with demanding standards with regard to indoor air quality; this is an advantage over temporary sealing membranes made of polymer bitumen

  • Significantly thinner than bitumen sheeting: walls can be installed directly onto cross-laminated timber floors that have been covered with these membranes without raising the height of the structure or creating problems with measurement tolerances

Installation of the transparent SOLITEX ADHERO VISTO membrane

Witterungs- und Bauzeitenschutz für den Holzbau SOLITEX ADHERO

Further advantages:

  • More cost-effective than temporary roofs: on large building sites, these are often very expensive or else not possible due to the building geometry

  • No slipping or tripping hazards, unlike with loosely installed sheeting. The membranes are non-slip and glare-free, even in wet conditions.

  • Good protection against transport moisture if timber construction elements are covered with SOLITEX ADHERO in the workshop

  • Glare-free working thanks to non-reflecting surface

  • Self-sealing at nail or screw connections

  • Self-contained system offers maximum protection


Use on floors, roofs and walls

Airtightness and weather protection for walls

  • For temporary protection of wall components on timber-elements buildings during construction

  • To achieve airtightness on wood-based products and mineral subsurfaces on the interior and exterior

  • Can also be used on timber walls behind ventilated pre-wall shells

Temporary sealing of floors and roofs during the construction phase

  • For temporary protection of floor components on timber-elements buildings during construction

  • As a nail-sealing pre-underlay on roof decking and suitable wood-based panels (e.g. cement-bonded particleboard in accordance with DIN EN 634-1) underneath slate coverings


Reliable protection as part of a complete system


Reference projects featuring SOLITEX ADHERO

 

National Library, Canberra, Australia

Retrofit low-pitched roof after storm damage to a heritage building

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ROOTS in Hamburg, Germany

19 storeys, 16 of which are built with timber construction, are reaching for the sky as part of the ROOTS project along the Hamburg waterfront – this will be Germany’s tallest timber structure building.

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SPARK office development in Berlin, Germany

The hybrid timber SPARK project in Berlin will create a fertile breeding ground for nurturing innovative ideas.

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Campus RO in Rosenheim, Germany

Built using an innovative hybrid timber construction method, these new students’ residences achieve a high level of living comfort and functionality.

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Townhouse with cork facade in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

New CLT timber building in an urban setting in Palma de Mallorca

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Apartment blocks in Auckland, New Zealand

The Westlight Apartments project includes a mix of community housing and freehold apartments.

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Renovation and extension of a hospital in Dornach, Switzerland

Refurbishment of a historical hospital building and addition of a new wing.

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Information brochures

Introduction to the SOLITEX ADHERO concept

4-page flyer, including information on new transparent SOLITEX ADHERO VISTO membrane

SOLITEX ADHERO system brochure (English)

SOLITEX ADHERO system brochure

40-page brochure, with detailed planning and installation instructions, along with information on auxiliary system products