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Rafał Ostrowski 25 May 2018

Rafał Ostrowski


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Rafał Ostrowski has over 17 years’ experience as a journalist. Before joining ‘Eurobuild CEE’ five years ago, he wrote for Wydawnictwo Murator and Shopping Centre Magazine, as well as for retailnet.pl. He has also written for many newspapers and magazines as a freelancer and prepared photo-reportages. Rafał graduated from the University of Warsaw in philosophy. He also completed postgraduate studies in text editing. For ‘Eurobuild CEE’ he covers most real estate sectors, including logistics, construction, office, residential and retail. He is also in charge of the film direction for Eurobuild TV.

Physiotherapy hospital done up in plasterboard
The six-storey, 7,200 sqm rehabilitation centre is being constructed by Warbud
POLAND About 15,000 sqm of the Rigips Habito gypsum plasterboards will be supplied by Saint-Gobain to construct partition walls in the Górnośląskie Centrum Rehabilitacji im. Gen. Jerzego Ziętka [the Gen. Jerzy Ziętek Upper Silesian Physiotherapy Centre] in Tarnowskie Góry.

This is the largest order for this type of board in Poland to have been placed with Saint-Gobain. “Almost 8,000 sqm of Habito have already been delivered and installed on site,” says Mateusz Bagnecki, a product manager at Saint Gobain. The walls have to be scratch and impact resistant to in a hospital, where wheelchairs and beds on wheels are used. Also the hospital rooms needed to be soundproof “So we have designed double-sheeting walls with an outer layer of Habito board,” explaind Mateusz Bagnecki. Rigips Habito is a product sold globally by Saint-Gobain. In Europe it is manufactured in the Czech Republic, Hungary and the UK. About 600,000 sqm of these boards have been sold in Italy, where it has been on the market for three years and a further 530,000 sqm has been sold in Germany. The product has been available in Poland for about a year. Saint Gobain claims that the main advantages are the ease and speed of its assembly with walls that require no brickwork or finishing, good insulation, better impact and scratch resistance when compared to other products on the market and high acoustic absorption. Mounting such wall panels requires no drilling and each screw can hold a load of up to 15 kg. Despite the advantages of such panelling, only 25 pct of partition walls are built in this way in the residential sector. The six-storey, 7,200 sqm rehabilitation centre is being constructed by Warbud in a design and build contract. The centre will have 170 hospital beds, physiotherapy rooms and medical staff changing rooms for 100 people as well as conference rooms and operating theatres. The construction began in January 2017 and the completion is planned for June 2019.

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