Ecological construction

Ecological construction is a fine art for which a great number of aspects must be considered in order to fulfil the high requirements. The avoidance of building-biologically alarming or toxic substances is just as important as the use of building materials, which are environmentally sustainable in terms of the extraction of raw materials and application, and which can be easily disposed of.

The erection of a building should lead to limited energy consumption during the day-to-day operation, e.g. through efficient thermal insulation or a qualitative, high-quality, heat-regulating façade plaster. For the development of such building materials and solutions, an innovative mind is needed, innovative planning and an innovative business with the same products - like at maxit.

With our maxit eco care products you can set standards in the area of ecological construction and promote the long-term value retention of your four walls. You will recognise them with the maxit seal of confidence “maxit eco care”.


Ecological construction has been a strong trend for some years. Many home builders and modernisers would like to fulfil their sustained awareness and simultaneously retain the value of their property and secure it long-term. And that is with a nice side-effect that the interior climate improves and thereby the living quality is increased. Our products of the maxit pluscalc line provide the opportunity to have this.

Similar to lime, maxit pluscalc also has the extraordinary property to absorb water vapour and to supply it with a delay back to the room air in order to sustainably optimise the cyclical humidity regulation of the interior climate.

Studies have shown that the human organism is in its absolute comfort zone when the temperature is just above 20 °C and there is a relative humidity of 50 percent. When the humid interior air comes into contact with the wall, it is absorbed by the maxit pluscalc where it is stored in optimal humidity conditions for the interior air and it is then supplied back into the interior air in doses, when required. The maxit pluscalc is then ready for further absorption of humidity.

The aim is always to stabilise the relative air humidity to a level of 50 percent. Tests with various parameters concerning room size, temperature and air humidity have shown that maxit pluscalc alone can absorb between 10 and 15 times more humidity, namely approx. 90 g/m², than the surrounding interior air. Value to be proud of!

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The façade is the flagship of a building. It provides protection, represents the building structure and imparts individuality. In current times, many landlords place value on sustainable protection against algae, a heat regulating energy-saving effect as well as optimal protection of the building substance.

With these initiatives, our maxit solar product range can aid your façade system. These all-rounders among the façade plasters and paints are not energetically worthwhile, however they help to physically optimise coverage of the building, to keep maintenance costs low and to safeguard the value of the property.

maxit solar was developed as an energy-saving product and has been perfected over the last twelve years to a high-quality façade system. The new composition of the maxit solar façade plasters and paints, in which the conventional chemical and mineral additives are largely replaced by micro hollow glass beads, thereby combines five essential quality features:

  • sustainable resistance
  • ecological and health safety
  • energy-saving effect through heat-regulating properties
  • long-lasting protection of the building substance
  • constant colour brilliance, no matter whether renovation, restoration or new-build

In years to come, the façades will be visually appealing; it will be possible to see this in every case. Numerous test runs and practical experience over the last 12 years have shown that maxit solar façade plaster and paint provide clearly longer protection than conventional products.

In place of conventional façade building products with chemical additives to ensure surfaces free from algae and fungi, we use the environmentally-friendly and health-compatible building material of glass, in the form of micro hollow glass beads as a long-term, effective paint and plaster component.

Picture the protective operating principle as well as the temperature-regulating properties and long-term benefits!

Where everything is carried out correctly on the façade, a long-lasting, acceptable interior paint is only consequential. No mould, no problems for allergy sufferers, checked and certified by the ECO-INSTITUT.

Interior design is an expression of individual attitudes to life. The interior colours are therefore of significant meaning - after all, we spend 80 to 90 percent of the day indoors. High mechanical stress, long-lasting, nice appearance and the highest health compatibility are, in this instance, particularly sought-after. Breathable and dry wall surfaces for the interior by maxit are the solution.

Mineral, glass-based interior paint with around a 40 percent share of micro hollow glass beads ensure an optimal balanced relationship between room temperature, air circulation and humidity regulation. The vacuum found in the micro beads has a sustainable, isolating effect.

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The crude oil price has multiplied over the last few years! In close to 24 million German homes, money is literally being burnt. The largest share of heat energy, around 40 percent, is lost through the external walls.

You often shy away from the presumed high costs of a new buildings or restorations and forget that the German government supports energy restoration and construction measures. Both through loans with reduced interest rates and support programmes, and in particular for houses which were erected before 1978 or for new-builds, which surpass the required energy-saving values through the Energy Saving Ordinance (Energieeinsparverordnung EnEV).

maxit produces highly functional, modern façade systems, which fulfil all requirements presented by the legislator for the insulation of façades. Durable quality is simultaneously self-evident.

With our thermal insulation systems you can economise on your heating costs, increase the value of your property as well as raise your living comfort whilst simultaneously contributing to protecting the environment - for example, with our maxit wood.

This ecological insulation system provides you with a number of benefits: 

  • natural building material: wood soft-fibre
  • ecological
  • health-promoting
  • sound-absorbing
  • breathable
  • biologically degradable
  • recyclable
  • high thermal insulation
  • diverse façade appearance

The benefits of loam:

  • neutralised pollutants and odours
  • is purely natural and ecological
  • is reusable
  • is a historical building material of humanity

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For the selection of a suitable plaster system there are a number of parameters to consider. Alongside the required standard and quality norms, the plaster system should also coordinate with the mechanical and physical properties of the substrate as well as your individual requirements.

Our maxit purcalc product range provides you with a large selection of lime plasters for the interior - from a lime plaster through a lime-plaster base coat to a thin-layer lime plaster as well as other specialist plasters. It does not matter whether it is to be applied to a new or old building, we are guaranteed to have the right solution for you.

As a result you always profit from the following benefits of our maxit purcalc products:

  • mineral
  • breathable
  • building material class A
  • room humidity regulating

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