Fiberglas Bausystem fg 2000,
Weiter-Entwicklung, Zulassung und Produktion:
FG Design Wolfgang Feierbach

In October 1973 I received the approval from the ministry of housing, after many test procedures where positively past. With this approval we could start selling houses all over Germany. Our first customer was an industry manager who had a fantastic property of many thousand m2 with a lake in the middle of that property. The house was that of the bigger picture on top of this page, It had 5 bedrooms, a big lobby and a big kitchen as well as a big Saloon. Big sliding windows towards lawn an lake where in front of Saloon and 3 Bedrooms. This house was not big and flat one story house, it had 3 different floor levels. From the front door a few meters straight, than turning left and reach the kitchen by going up 6 steps. From the kitchen 6 steps down turn left further 6 steps down you reach the living saloon. The middle level is for the lobby and all the bedrooms. When the representative from the ministry of housing held his speech, mentioning that this development should have been made by the large industry, instead of a small workshop like us, he honored this development with a promise of a development contribution of his ministry. 4 weeks later I was invited to come to the ministry to Bonn and I received a check of 48.000,-- Deutsch Mark for further developments and in addition the ministry was eager to print an development report in about 5000 copies. But hear I can not hide to mention the cost for all the testing and the approval. This cost was more than 300.000,--DM. A big amount for our small company.




This is the floorplan of the above mentioned house


To realize the above floor plan, further developing and molds had to be made. As can be seen on the left principal drawing, a floor plan of any shape following a grid of 125cm can be made. The missing wall elements for positive and negative corners are now available. When planning a concrete slab, plan first the full size squares of 125x125cm than add at all sides where wall elements shall be used, 40 cm for the supporting of that wall elements and plan for solid reinforcement by engineering the iron mash wire or bars to be used in the concrete. The roof elements can be made 125cm; 250cm; 375cm; 500cm; 625cm; 750cm; 875cm; and1000cm. If longer roof elements are required, 2 or more roof elements can be flanged together but need a support under each joint.


 

When the positive and negative wall elements where developed, also the plain straight wall element and the straight window element was changed to a more straight and flat surface. In the time between we gained more experience and so we where not so anxious any more. Instead of the larger inbound curve, we are making now a 3 dimensional curve of only 3 cm outbound. This looks very good and goes along with the neg. and pos. corner elements.

The wall elements bearing the roof elements mainly over the double flanges, which are build by bolting together always 2 flanges coming next to each other on installation. This stiffens the anyway stable flange from each element more than double the strength and builds a double side foot to bolt it onto the concrete with heavy duty dowels. The drawing shown at left side shows this situation in perspective inside view.
This drawing shows how the rainwater drainage will function. The outside surface of the roof elements are curved in two directions. Each element has it deepest point in the middle of each direction. At this middle point a steel fitting bow of 2 inch was laminated into the fiberglass roof element. Outside a short peace of a steel pipe with drilled side holes was placed to hold back leafs and dirt. Inside a 2 inch PVC freshwater tube, long enough to go strait into the canalization block installed before the next rain started. This is a very clever solution because in winter time, the PVC Tube lies in the warm interior and keeps the rain drainage open also at heavy frost.

An interesting floor plan of a small house is shown here. It has 3 bedrooms a big living room, kitchen and all utilities a one family house needs to have. The grid has 13 x 12 units but not fully utilized, a terrace can be placed within the corner of living and master bed room, and the entrance has also its prominent place.

This house is a big one, and build as an atrium. The atrium has an indoor swimming pool with an inflated double shell plastic cushion as a roof. It has 7 bed rooms, 3 for children, 2 for guests, 1 maiden flat and a big master bedroom. A very big entrance, lobby and saloon as well as an office for the husband. The Atrium has next to the pool a terrace like yard and a open air shower. the kitchen area has a separate entrance.

In the early 70th, there where many fiberglass housing projects going on. One consortium in Luedenscheid where eager to show all this houses, but because all manufacturers where small companies nobody where able to bring a house just to show it, to this place. To make this show going, the consortium purchased all the houses, they where sure, to make money, while displaying this spectacular houses, one full summer long. This is the house we sold and installed it in Luedenscheid. In details, here two workers stick the rubber seal profiles to a roof element, just before it will be installed.

Here is shown, what I do not like to recommend. The lower edge of the house should not reach the ground or lawn. It should be raised at least as can be seen on the upper picture , first or second element, but not closer to the ground. The people in the house, have a great view over the City.

 

House Luedenscheid backside view

In reality, the building system fg 2000 was seen by the public, not as a family house only, The Industry saw also a good and practical use for technical building constructions. One time it was a request for guard houses around the Frankfurt Airport, and Berlin Tegel Airport, but others needed to have buildings without any peace of metal to test inside radio emissions from newly designed electric appliances like computers, TVs, Radios, laundry machines, etc.

Here one of 12 guardhouses completely workshop installed where loaded with a crane on a flatbed railway carriage for delivery to Berlin Tegel Airport.

With the Railway to Berlin

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Wolfgang Feierbach
Wolfgang Feierbach, FG Design

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