Den Helder is a harbour town at the northernmost tip of Holland, surrounded by the blustery North Sea. At an average of a metre above sea level and with 40mm rainfall in the driest month, it’s a challenging climate for buildings. The Den Helder Housing Foundation knew first-hand what the climate would do to wood siding on their homes, but they wanted to keep that natural wood feel. They chose Pura® NFC by Trespa for its cosy appearance and its engineered durability and ventilated façade system that combine to resist weather deterioration.
Axel Boon of the Den Helder Housing Foundation was happy to find Pura® NFC after a search that had yielded more expensive siding options than they’d hoped. “It was closer to budget,” he said, “and had a lot more positives: almost no maintenance and we’ll never have to paint it.” The Foundation decided on a combination of the lighter Siberian Larch (PU28) and rich Slate Ebony (PU22).