St Theresa School, Blithoven
WAXEDWOOD helps ECOstyle achieve BREEAM recognition

Based in the Netherlands ECOstyle is a major player in environmentally focused products in a wide range of soil, plant and animal markets across Europe.

When it came to designing their new head office and warehouse in Oosterwolde, ECOstyle also made sure the environmental aspects of the building were top of their requirement list. This has been recognised with the 2016 BREEAM award for the most sustainable industrial building in Europe.

The award highlighted the approach to the natural environment as a whole, all sustainable aspects surrounding the building, both in design and construction, as well as the impact of the overall building concept.

WAXEDWOOD GOLD preservative treated timbers supplied by Foreco of Dalfsen were used throughout the building and added to the environmental credentials. Around 55m3 of FSC certified Siberian Larch was pressure treated and supplied by Foreco for use as interior and exterior claddings and facades as well as central support columns to the laminated beams within the warehouse.

The WAXEDWOOD GOLD timbers are fully protected against decay with next generation TANALITH E wood preservative, greatly extending their natural service life. The treatment also incorporates unique wax additives that give a water repellency protection and a rich colour additive that delivers the warm gold finish. This colour will weather evenly with time giving a more natural appearance within the surrounding environment of the building.