A sustainable home with a showroom for Laureyns Joinery
Günter Laureyns and Katrien Eeckhout chose a timber frame construction for their home with showroom. This choice made perfect sense, given that their business, Laureyns Joinery, specialises in joinery and timber frame construction.
Brecht Pot (BRES architecten) drew up the implementation plans while Katrien and Günter were in charge of the design, preparation and execution of the work. They decided to use UNILIN Panels: the excellent airtightness of building boards such as Qualirack and Durelis were a deal-breaker. Other materials, such as I-Joists, were used for the spans of the flat roof, largely because they are lighter, more environmentally friendly and easier to incorporate than solid wood.
Günter and Katrien are staunch advocates of eco-friendly construction: they consciously choose to use recovered wood products and reduce their environmental footprint and transport impact by working with a local, Belgian business with the relevant in-house know-how.