Fricke Saphir facade

2016
Bockel, Germany - Germany
H. Seybold GmbH & Co. KG
Facade T2
550m²

The Fricke group is one of the largest private enterprises in the agricultural machinery industry and is very successful in many areas today. Fricke group and Saphir offers robust and reliable technology to agricultural machinery specialist dealers. The product line includes machines for grassland work ranging from rotary mowers to grassland harrows and pasteur rollers in addition to livestock trailers, equipment for preparing the soil and for cultivation.

The Fricke Building in Bockel, Germany was renewed in 2013 and holds a retail shop for their products.

The display and advertising company Sign Ware in Sunder, Germany designed and installed the whole façade cladding with the steel substructure and clamping system, Screen age from Miederhoff http://sign-ware.de/outdoor/screen-age/ is a classic system for facade banners in large format with robust clamping technology. A hidden and segmented installation can be implemented with it. To meet static requirements, the components are made of high quality materials.

The initial installation was not a success. Unfortunately the membrane (not from Sioen) failed to perform, respectively the ink faded after two years. These things can happen when membrane, varnish, ink and finishing are not all a 100% aligned.

In a second fase, Sybold confection reinstalled a mesh product produced by Sioen. This hell red print was realised by Archiinks (also known as the company Printable) which added an additional topcoat.

The vulnerability and the exposure to nature were key in this project. Long time relationships between printer, confectioner and producer of the technical textile, lead to the right solution. The consortium of these 2 grant a warranty of ten years on the material and printing, due to a special lacquer on top of the ink and the mesh material. The new membrane was installed in 2016.

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