When sacred buildings get on in years, the damage often shows up on the roof and windows. This was also the case with the church in Brünisried, which was in need of urgent renovation in the roof area. Also involved: HP Gasser AG from Lungern, Obwalden with special services in roof window element construction.
The task was clear: The roof of the church, which dates back to the 1960s and was in serious need of renovation, was in urgent need of repair. The roof renovation itself was carried out by Aebischer AG Bedachungen/Spenglerei from Plaffeien. In cooperation with the company’s roof window element construction division, the roof windows were also renewed. The special roof windows had to be restored to the same shape and appearance as they were in the original. At this point, the specialists of HP Gasser AG roof window element construction came into play.
It was demanded by the monument protection that simple roof window elements should not be installed here. The shape and appearance of the old roof windows were to be restored very closely to the original. In addition, it was important that the current Minergie requirements also had to be met. A task that suited the experts at HP Gasser AG perfectly. After all, the roof window element manufacturers have already shown their inimitably professional side with high attention to detail on several occasions, even in difficult projects.
Quality from Lungern proves itself
After the construction plans were available, the window manufacturers of HP Gasser AG set to work. True to size, the frames for the roof window elements were prepared and then the glazing was installed. An HPG oecoline vario® roof window element with ornamental glazing was used. The glazing presented a special challenge: the glass had to be patterned in accordance with the requirements for the protection of historical monuments. A special sandblasting process was used to incorporate the vertical white stripes into the glass in order to achieve the required optical glass subdivision.
Even with such a special task, the quality from Lungern has proven itself to the best. In the end, HP Gasser AG succeeded in installing a new roof window element on the roof of the church in Brünisried, which matches the appearance of the old windows from the 1960s and at the same time meets the current energy requirements. Challenge accepted, tasks fulfilled down to the last detail and, in the end, another contribution to a better quality of life and energy savings. Even in a renovation project that must meet the strict requirements of historic preservation.