Multi-family house completely made of timber



In Berne Bümpliz, the parish of Berne built a new apartment building entirely from wood - including it's elevator shaft and staircase. This week the first tenants are moving into their apartments.

Treppenhaus Burgundertr.

The apartment building planned by Büro 21 Architekten is completely made of timber. 

There has even been a complete omission of concrete in both staircases and elevator shafts, by using encapsulated components in cross laminated timber. The walls and ceilings are also executed in CLT and the stair treads are built in solid oak wood.

Visible wooden surfaces 

Every wooden component has been sophisticatedly constructed by Timbatec. Every aperture has been accurately situated through before work on construction site had even begun.

Therefore, every drilled hole for wiring, sockets and lamps has already been milled into the panels in the carpentry. The cords then have been routed in the dry-bound chippings filling. Subsequent panel-slitting for cords or such is thus neither permitted nor necessary. This way you can ensure an immaculate appearance of all wooden surfaces once the construction phase is through.


Timbatec was responsible for all timber construction engineering services. Together with Büro 21 Architekten and the client, we are delighted with the successful timber construction.   

Ansicht Küche



Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers Switzerland Ltd.

Niesenstrasse 1, 3600 Thun

Tel: +41 58 255 15 10

Zürich Branch

Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers Switzerland Ltd.

Ausstellungsstrasse 36, 8005 Zürich

Tel: +41 58 255 15 20

Bern Branch

Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers Switzerland Ltd.

Falkenplatz 1, 3012 Bern

Tel: +41 58 255 15 30


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Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers GmbH
Im Werd 6/31a, 1020 Wien 
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