Integral Unico Essepi Systems
The integral Unico Essepi system is the fruit of our continuous research in the field of wooden constructions. Simple and competitive, it is the ideal solution for all those who wish to build well with security, exceeding existing construction standards thanks to the techniques of advanced prefabrication in X-Lam that has been conceived and developed from the expertise of Essepi.
With the integral Unico Essepi systems, the technological research and aesthetics in the field of windows and doors are joined together with the construction methodologies of the X-Lam panels to create a product of the highest precision, even more resistant and durable, economically competitive, and with speedy execution.
Indeed, the prefabrication makes it possible to assemble at the factory not just entire walls provided with windows, but also entire living units and various rooms of a building as well as their positioning directly on site. Something that is absolutely new within the national building panorama that is destined to radically change construction techniques.
The insertion of the Essepi windows and doors into the X-Lam walls without the use of false frames and the perfect sealing between the fixtures and the panels – which is much more accurate than that which can be obtained at a construction site – guarantees the maximum levels of precision and effectiveness, as well as a perfect seal against water, air, and wind. The possibility of manufacturing preassembled modules at the factory – including partition panels and windows – permits a reduction in construction time and work at the site, and it presents substantial benefits in terms of safety and environmental impact. A winning choice not just for single family residential buildings, but also, and above all else, for multistory constructions of the commercial or industrial type, or with a public or service purpose. A conscious, sustainable construction model that looks to the future.
We created the Unico product which integrates the windows and the Essepi X-Lam technology into a single construction system with top engineering and environmental performance.
The Five Points of Essepi
With the Essepi integral system, the advantages are many, and they cover all of the production steps and all phases at the building site. Discover them in detail.
Assembling at the Essepi Factory
The assembling at the Essepi factory takes place in an environment that is protected from dust, rain, wind, frost, and excessive heat. The assembly system has been tested and certified at the laboratories of the Italian National Research Center [the Centro Nazionale Ricerche] for the purpose of determining the seal against water and air without the assistance of tapes and adhesives. The assembling at the factory makes it possible to slightly reduce errors in assembly, and to drastically reduce both the times at the building site and the times associated with maintenance over time. Any possible problem in assembly is resolved at the factory before arriving at the building site.
The Essepi Window
The technical and acoustical quality of the Essepi X-Lam joint – the window frame doubles the performance of a traditional joint with a false frame, tape, and foam, lowering the costs. The accordion effect disappears: all of the elements that involve expansion, motion, and additional costs have been eliminated. The Essepi block provides for the installation of the window that already includes the exterior covering, the type of darkening, the sills, and the decorations.
Integral X-Lam Panel and Window System
The direct X-Lam installation – the window frame has a coupling tolerance of 1 mm, that is the guaranty of the non-deformability of the frame. X-Lam and the window frame are a single body: in contrast to the traditional installation method, the window is set in the X-Lam like a gem.
Assembly at the Building Site
Transport and raising to the floor where the window is located are free of charge: the window is inside the Essepi X-Lam panel. The wide sliding glass and panorama windows arrive at the building site inside the X-Lam walls: the handling of the fragile and very heavy elements is minimum and is not subject to interference by other actions at the building site or to inclement weather. Installation at the building site has precise references to the dimensions of the floor, the coverings, and the finishes: all that is needed is for the operators to interpret the designs and the units of measure.
The assembly of the minimum Essepi unit (four walls + floor) guarantees the maximum results at all levels: the interior of the building is protected against moisture, the building site is shielded against accidents and curious onlookers and is protected against those with ill intentions.