The construction site presented Bernhard Kraus with three major challenges. On one hand, the installation of solid wood boards at a height of 3,000 m is anything but easy due to the climate. "At such heights, the climatic conditions are completely different from those at the foot of the mountain," says Bernhard Kraus. "The humidity is especially much lower. The wood must therefore acclimatise for several weeks in the surrounding area, otherwise there is a risk that the wood will crack after laying.
“The area of the restaurant was about 800 m², however we were not able to install the entire area at once, only in sections," remembers Bernhard Kraus. "Due to the tight deadline until the opening, several trades were busy on the construction site simultaneously. During our installation, for example, the carpenter installed the elaborate wooden ceiling at the same time. Here all the trades involved had to adhere precisely to the planned construction sequence so that nobody got in each other's way and the work could proceed quickly.
In addition, there were different substrates in the building. "One part of the 800 m² was covered with existing tiles, the other with a newly laid quick cement screed," says Kraus. "You don't have something like that every day." The first step was to check the existing tiles for firm bonding, hollow tiles had to be removed and an intensive diamond cut with grain size 40 had to be carried out. This served to create a non-slip surface. After cleaning the existing surface with the UZIN Basic Cleaner, the work could finally begin.