Healthy living

With the predicate of "Healthy Living", Bauwerk makes an important contribution to a better quality of life. Because the deliberate decision of only using materials that promote healthy living contributes significantly to one's personal well-being indoors.

Healthy living guaranteed

With its Sentinel-Haus certification and its distinction of Cradle-to-cradle Gold, Bauwerk offers a unique guarantee:
Building owners and their families have the assurance that no harmful volatile organic compounds have been unknowingly incorporated or concealed in the entire Bauwerk range. This means that no noxious substances will be discharged into the ambient air – for a pleasant, healthy living environment even according to MINERGIE–ECO® standards.

Why is this important?

We spend 80 to 90 percent of our life closed indoors and we breath in ten to twenty cubic metres of air there. The building envelopes used toady are practically airtight making perfect sense when it comes to energy-saving issues. However, the exchange of air within the building is so minimized that pollutants from the most varied of sources can accumulate in a room. The first prerequisite for healthier rooms is therefore certified building components. Bauwerk already started consistently testing and reviewing its products together with the Sentinel Haus Institut back in 2010.

Is parquet itself actually healthy?

No, although wood is a natural, renewable resource, when parquet is produced, other substances such as adhesives, lacquers and oils are also used. That is why the materials from Bauwerk are regularly tested and reviewed with independent institutes from different countries. Because only this way can we guarantee that Bauwerk parquet does not contain any worrying substances.

Innovative noise reduction

Our hearing perceives intrusive sounds or quickly changing sounds as noise. By bonding the parquet, the sound made by walking can be significantly reduced. With Silente technology, Bauwerk has developed an innovative system solution that reduces ambient and impact sound even more, which is a really big issue for renovations.

Invisible, but measurable

A high standard of health indoors does not happen by accident, it can be technically planned and it is measurable. In addition to the pollutant-free ambient air and the pleasant acoustics, parquet flooring impresses with its other strengths. Parquet floors do not build up static, they feel warm on cold feet and still remain pleasantly cool on hot summer days.

Expert opinion about healthy living

Peter Bachmann from "Sentinel Haus" institute

We spend most of our lives in enclosed spaces. The quality of these spaces crucially influences our sense of wellbeing, our mood and therefore also our health. ...