Aerogips a Bologna

Art, history and Aerogips

Aerogips was chosen for the improvement of the thermal insulation of a beautiful 17th century estate in Bologna: the high-performance insulation panel based of Aerogel paired with a high-density plaster slab.

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The recovery project

Keeping the general aspect of this old building unchanged, the architect Mirco Lodi has designed a reclamation project centred around living comfort as an essential element for those who will be lucky enough to live in there.

That’s why we chose to use the Aerogips panel for the thermal insulation of the small tower that overlooks the estate; in this way, we successfully kept unchanged every pre-existing construction element – subject of architectural requirements – and significantly improved the house comfort.

For the thermal insulation of the turret, that will host a bedroom with a private bathroom, we used around 100mq of Aerogips panels, provided by Tecnogips Srl, located in San Lazzaro di Savena, and installed by Gabriele Bertuzzi’s Non solo gesso, located in Calderara di Reno (BO).

The right installation of the insulation panels is an essential aspect to achieve the perfect final result and the team of installers led by Gabriele Bertuzzi has perfectly executed single phase of installation and finishing.

The installation of Aerogips

After measuring the walls on which the Aerogips panels were to be installed, we cut to length the different panels.
Subsequently, we removed the existent coating from the wall and moistened the surface to get the perfect and quick bonding of the slabs.
To set the slabs we used polyurethane glue on the side of the insulant material.

At this point we laid the Aerogips slabs, placing them on the wall and hitting them with light hand stokes or with a metallic side rule with the appropriate length to get the perfect alignment of the floor and the ceiling.
After waiting for the glue’s grip, we applied the mechanic fixing and then, we proceeded with the sealing and the grouting of the joints.

The grouting of the panels

The grouting of the joints was achieved by using suitable stucco and joint tape in micro-perforated paper, which gives a suitable mechanic resistance to the grouting. This precaution, indeed, absorbs the tensions that arise on the seam because of the micro-movements of the support, of impact and of induced mechanic stress or stress of hygrometric nature.
Then we distributed a homogeneous layer of smoothing stucco along the edges of the sheets until we reached the level of the surface. In the end, we carried out the finishing operations like we would for a normal wall made of coated plaster panels.


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