November 2, 2017 Screen Shot 2017-11-02 at 10.25.55 AM

Nature Does it Best: GUTEX Wood Fiberboard Insulation

 Wood you like continuous insulation? GUTEX has produced insulating fiberboards from wood for over 85 years. Today, GUTEX is a leader in innovative, environmentally-friendly manufacturing. GUTEX uses a mixture of post-industrial, recycled wood chips and shavings and milled wood that has been harvested and grown using sustainable forestry management practices. Why Wood? Wood fiber insulation is a safe, natural and […]

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September 5, 2017 Thermowall

Introduction to GUTEX Thermowall: External Insulation + Finish

GUTEX, our favorite wood fiber insulation provider, has a new system available in North America for the first time: GUTEX Thermowall. Thermowall is an external insulation finish system (EIFS) consisting of thick, continuous GUTEX wood fiber insulation board and a 3-layer stucco system. It is highly versatile and can be used in wood, metal or […]

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July 13, 2017 GUTEX_tips

Quick Tip: Install GUTEX Boards + Battens In One Shot

Here’s a quick tip for installing GUTEX woodfiber boards with battens for high performance smart wall assemblies. We have a 2×4 wall with INTELLO Plus already installed on the inboard side as the air barrier system. We begin by pre-cutting battens which are positioned in line with the studs, and screwed through the first row […]

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April 14, 2017 smartwall3d

A Smart Enclosure Starts with Smart Walls: Green High-Performance Done Right For Our Sustainable Future

For thousands of years buildings were made with a keen regard for nature and historically building science was intimately attuned to natural phenomenon.  Then, the 20th century builders, with giant resources of energy and rapid scientific advancements tried to conquer the vagaries of nature.  Natural solutions were ignored and flaunted – they made up, down, and down, up – if they felt […]

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March 23, 2017 smartwallplan

Smart Wall Primer

The Smart Wall is an essential part of the Smart Enclosure and represents a return to fundamental principles of building science.  We leverage the basics of natural principles with highly selective technological innovation and manufacturing – working in harmony with nature, not in opposition.  The Smart Wall system is made of efficient, resilient and sustainable products, including HAVELOCK WOOL sheep’s […]

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February 10, 2017 Screen Shot 2017-02-10 at 12.45.37 PM

GUTEX Gets Instagram Famous

We’re very excited to see so many images of GUTEX wood fiber board insulation popping up on projects across North America. Along with being the healthiest and most sustainable rigid insulation available… it also turns out to be pretty photogenic. Too bad you have to cover it up. Check out these pioneers in foam free […]

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December 5, 2014 Gutex_Pallet

Alford, MA: GUTEX Roof Makes Sustainable High Performance

We’ve blogged about the many benefits of GUTEX wood fiberboard insulation for truly green construction – see this video introduction and our GUTEX primer. To begin with, it’s one of the most sustainable insulation products, created from wood scraps and manufactured with a super efficient dry process for minimal environmental impact. It is also very practical, delivering continuous insulation and weather protection in […]

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August 27, 2014 GutexIntroVideo

Introduction to GUTEX

475 Technical Director Floris Keverling Buisman gives us a video introduction to the GUTEX wood fiber insulation boards. This brief video describes some of the important points of GUTEX including its ability to shed water, acting as roof underlayment and insulation board in one. This tongue-in-groove, reclaimed wood material is widely used for high performance […]

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