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This wood makes teak redundant

This wood makes teak redundant

KEBONY IN THE DRESS: Kebony does not have to be treated and is an alternative to hardwood. Photo: Manufacturers


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There are numerous materials for buildings and decorations, but some of the latest and perhaps most modern are Kebony (Wikipedia).

Kebony is wood treated with biofuel from sugar production, which gives wood more strength and reduced maintenance needs.

The material is suitable for facades, porches, terraces, ladders and fences – and is an alternative to endangered hardwoods.

Kebony has been used in several major projects in Norway; Among other things, the new Carl Berner and National Theater metro stations, Le Canard restaurant and Pilestredet Park in Oslo write innodesign. no.

Seilas has tested Kebony as an alternative to teak, and the result of the test was that Kebony suited at least as good as teak.

The manufacturer of Kebony has won several awards for innovation, including more environmental prices. Kebony is also Swan-labeled.

It’s not just Kebony that is suitable for building. Below we have collected good examples of Norwegian materials.

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Late-pine pine from the north-east valley has greater strength and durability than wood from low-lying areas.

Malmfuru is also environmentally friendly because the wood is naturally impregnated and does not require artificial surface treatment.

See website: www. material bank. no

Rust Slate

This wood makes teak redundant

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We have slate breaks in several of our parts, with various exciting variants.

This wood makes teak redundant

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The most spectacular is perhaps the rust separator from Otta.

See website www. otta-slate. no or www. nordic tone. no.

Massive (t. h)

Architect Professor Knut Hjeltnes used large, prefabricated massive elements in floors, walls and ceilings in this villa on Rennesøy in Rogaland.

This is the same material as the Crown Prince pair used in his new cabin in Uvdal in Buskerud.

Solid wood is considered to be a robust and environmentally friendly material.

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Biri wallpaper (over)

The traditional Norwegian strawberry Biri Tapet has a beautiful, vibrant structure in the surface.

This wood makes teak redundant

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This makes it suitable for both older and newer interiors.

This wood makes teak redundant

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This stylish wallpaper was recently updated by the design group Norway Says and the producer at Biri received honors from the Norwegian Design Council for its innovative efforts.

See website: www. biri loss. no

Kleberstein (t. h)

Kleber is beautifully gray, quite soft and with an oily surface. It has a unique ability to store heat and is ideal for ovens and fireplaces.

Kleberstein is used in both the Nidaros Cathedral and our other stone churches.

See website www. granit. no.

Plywood (above)

This is an incredible, durable material glued together by several thin layers.

It does not shrink, crack or twist.

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The paint surfaces can be painted or oiled, and many enjoy the vibrant pattern effects the plates form.

See website www. Optimera industry. no

Lime wood (t. h. )

We have long and proud traditions in the use of lime wood.

Here is one of our most famous examples, the departure hall at Gardermoen.

Other fine lime wood projects are the Viking Ship in Hamar and a number of new bridges.

Our first laminate factory, Laminator was established in 1959.

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See the webpage: www. moelven. no

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Larvikite (t. h. )

In the new Farris bath and spa in Larvik, the local gemstone larvikite is the obvious eye-catcher.

It is found in this high-gloss, night-black variant and more muted grayish editions.

This is a top international class and is marketed as, among other things, Blue Pearl and Light / Dark Labrador.

Larvikitt was voted Norway’s national rock star last year.

See website www. nordic tone. no

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Recycling (t. h. )

An old weathered barn panel can be reused in a modern villa.

The creative solution we see here has been signed a leading Norwegian architectural firm and has attracted international attention and honor.

See website: www. JVA. no

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Trees (t. h. )

There are a number of exciting herbaceous species.

Among other things, osp, or pay and the advantage of these are that they provide light and light interiors, partly without the yellowing trend of the pine.

The association Norske Lauvtrebruk brings together a number of interesting hardwood producers.

See the webpage: www. løvtrebruk. no

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This wood makes teak redundant

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Stavkirkledning (above)

Thin wooden slats that partially overlap each other, as we know it from the stave churches, are left in fashion.

This stylish material is used, for example, on exterior walls at Aukvdsenteret in Alvdal, designed by architect Sverre Fehn. Producer Eilo Tre, Hønefoss.

See website www. wood ceilings. no.

In addition to the above, these three hot Norwegian materials are also:


Only the brickwork Bratsberg Tegl Lunde in Telemark is left by our over two hundred bricks.

Bratsberg has been in use since 1895 and supplies eighty-five percent of the brick used here by country, approx.. seventeen million stones annually.

This wood makes teak redundant

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See website www. Wienerberger. no.


At Jomfruland, in a archipelago island outside Kragerø, the pebble has become a natural part of the building industry.

Here caves make use of fences, walls and walls.


Building walls and shelves (prefabricated) using slate slats is an ancient Norwegian technique that is still in use throughout the country.

Drywalling is by the way a professional work that places high demands on the craftsman’s ability to create rhythm and harmony in the stone surface.


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