• Screws
    Safe and Secure
    HECO-Schrauben is a byword for safety and reliability in fastening technology across the globe. While it is a badge HECO wears with pride, it brings responsibilities with it. HECO screws are subject to the most stringent quality testing before they are sent out in the world to forge permanent connections. HECO's view of quality is matched by their stance on environmental protection.

    Herrmann's Timber-Frames Homes is the exclusive importer and distributer of HECO products in North America.
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  • Wood Connectors
    It is our honor to inform you that starting July 1st, 2013, we will be offering the Pitzl® aluminum dovetail connection system. The German manufactured Pitzl connector already has a European Technical Approval (ETA) using HECO screws, which we proudly support and stock.
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  • Windows & Doors
    Since 1919. And in the future.
    Gaulhofer - a name that resonates throughout the International Construction World. Gaulhofer has been producing windows for over 90 years. Each new window manufactured during the past 90 years has been a testament to their uncompromising commitment to quality and reliability whilst fulfilling customer requirements. Gaulhofer employing 530 staff in 2 production plants, has not only become Austria's leading supplier of wood and wood-aluminium windows, but has also become one of the largest in Europe.

    Today, the Gaulhofer product range comprises of windows and doors made from timber, timber/aluminium, uPVC, uPVC/aluminium together with an extensive selection of roller shutters and insect screens.
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    Your specialist for sealing windows & doors
    Hanno Werk GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, focuses on sealing joints in building construction. Hanno manufactures a wide range of impregnated pre-compressed foam tapes to wind and water seal facade elements, masonry joints, as well as air seal windows and doors. After a 15-year outdoor weathering test, the tape's expansion was still found to be 250 - 300 % of the joint width.
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  • Insulation
    Build. Insulate. Relax.
    PAVATEX produces high-quality insulation made from renewable raw material wood, to give better protection against cold, heat, noise and fire.
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  • Air Tightening Systems
    toxin-free air and windtightness system
    • wind tight building envelope
    • air tight vapour management
    • no draughts
    • no building damage
    • permanently reduce your energy consumption
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  • T&G Paneling
    Homely, ultramodern, and environmentally sound
    Those of us who want to enjoy absolute freedom in interior furnishing, but from the outset are never content with traditional walls and ceilings, will find Balteschwiler's design and classic paneling very appealing. Their paneling styles - POLARIS, CRISTAL and TREND - actually offer the most up-to-date and environmentally friendly way to live with wood.
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Our treated CRISTAL paneling retains its natural color. Its unobtrusive perfection speaks openly, yet still offers additional protection against environmental factors. The silk gloss finish gives its surface more sheen than that of untreated paneling.

The open-pore coating based on natural wax is completely harmless to health in compliance with BAG (Swiss Federal Office for Public Health Standard) and EN 71 (European Standard for the safety of toys), and is resistant to saliva and perspiration as set out in German Standard DIN 53160. This applies of course equally to our white pigmented POLARIS and TREND paneling.
Our POLARIS paneling with its semitransparent white silk gloss finish has set new standards in interior decor. And this is no wonder. This product is a perfect union of carefully selected, virtually flawless wood with a top grade wax-base solvent-free surface finish. Even sunlight has no impact on this protective treatment. Long-term tests carried out under official supervision with 1200 hours of exposure to ultraviolet rays resulted in only faint discoloration of the underlying wood, but not of the finish.

POLARIS paneling is also ideal for use in damp rooms. The same applies equally to our CRISTAL and TREND paneling.
Wood is a living natural material. It reacts when exposed to the elements, such as heat, dampness and direct sunlight. Every species of wood differs from every other species in the way it reacts. These individual properties of timber varieties are made use of in building applications and must be taken into account when they are treated. We therefore recommend a strongly pigmented wood finish for exterior use. It is very important that the wood you use comes from a good address.

With 210 years of experience in working with wood, Balteschwiler has acquired a very accurate knowledge of the diverse properties of timber varieties. We know how different woods must be sawn, planed, treated and generally taken good care of. Balteschwiler is very aware of its responsibilities, not only to customers but also to the environment, and therefore only raw material from selected, best quality sources is processed. This timber stems from PEFC-certified, environmentally appropriate and sustainably managed forests.

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