Drangar Country Guesthouse in Iceland:

Sealed and oiled parquet and wood surfaces

Drangar Country Guesthouse in Iceland:

the exclusive oak interiors have been designed by star architect Steve Christer from Studio Granda in Reykjavìk, produced by HBH Byggir ehf and refined with IRSA Wood Oil.

Photo: https://www.estudio-gallardo.com/studiogranda

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IRSA Wood Oil colourless can be used indoors. The coloured versions can also protect wood outdoors, such as wooden terrace floors, carports, wooden decks, garden furniture.

The product has been tested and complies with the migration limits in accordance with EN 71-3. No coloured substances were released (saliva- and sweat fastness) when getting into contact with saliva- and sweat-stimulating substances in accordance with DIN 53160. IRSA Wood Oil contains refined natural oils, such as sunflower oil, soya oil, Swiss stone pine oil, safflower oil, rapeseed oil, tree resins, cobalt and calcium soaps, dearomatized hydrocarbons and iron oxide pigments.

Drangar Country Guesthouse in Iceland: the exclusive oak interiors have been designed by star architect Steve Christer (Studio Granda, Reykjavík), produced by HBH Byggir ehf and finished with IRSA Wood Oil.

Drangar Country Guesthouse is located on the Snaefellsnes peninsula, 37km from Stykkishòlmur. Recently, the land was a farm with a collection of buildings built in the early eighties. When the current owners acquired the land, the buildings were in an outdated state of repair, some even collapsed by themselves. The location is remote, but Drangar is connected to the global Internet via fiber optic cable.

Off the beaten track, the overwhelming character of the guesthouse is silence – the next town is 45 minutes drive away. It is the perfect location for hiking.

All interior fittings made of oak, e.g. doors, cupboards, panelling, ceiling constructions, are protected and refined with IRSA Wood Oil, colourless.

The accommodation is in 1300m2 of re-purposed agricultural buildings with contemporary en-suite rooms, a common lounge und kitchens. Some rooms also have private kitchenettes. Every day a table of fresh local products is laid out for breakfast.

In accordance with designs by Steve Christer of the popular Studio Granda, the complete interior fittings were made of oak by HBH Byggir ehf and finished with IRSA Wood Oil, colourless.

IRSA Wood-Oil, colourless, can be used indoors, the coloured versions can also protect wood outdoors, such as wooden terrace floors, carports, wooden decks, garden furniture. The product has been tested and complies with the migration limits in accordance with EN 71-3. No dyestuff was released (saliva- and sweat fastness) when getting in contact with saliva- and sweat-stimulating substances in accordance with DIN 53160. IRSA Wood Oil contains refined natural oils, such as sunflower oil, soya oil, Swiss stone pine oil, safflower oil, rapeseed oil, tree resins, cobalt and calcium soaps, dearomatized hydrocarbons and iron oxide pigments.

The available colours are colourless (only be used outdoors for lightning up), white, blue-grey, light grey, warm grey, dark grey, tobacco brown, rust-red, dark green and larch.

IRSA Wood-Oil protects and refines new and renovated wood indoors and outdoors (e.g. patio floors, wooden decks, carports, garden furniture, cladding, shutters, doors, garden houses, balconies, fences, play equipment, profiled boards). IRSA Wood-Oil is free of toxic active ingredients, harmless from a building biology point of view and odourless after drying. The surface remains open-pored, breathable and can only be partially repainted without intermediate sanding.

Apply IRSA Wood-Oil to the pure, untreated wood 2 - 3 x (1 litre is sufficient for approx. 20m2 per coat = 50ml/m2 per coat) with an intermediate drying time of approx. 12 hours evenly and thinly with a brush or paintbrush. IRSA Wood-Oil can also be applied by spraying or dipping.

The interior work was carried out by HBH Byggir ehf in accordance with plans by Steve Christer from Studio Granda in Reykjavik.

HBH Byggir ehf is a construction company founded in 1999 (30 employees work well with reliable subcontractors) in Reykjavìk with two wood workshops dealing with interior design, construction management, real estate development, renovation and reconstruction. = Bitte streichen HBH handles building projects of any size independently or in project groups with selected partners. In recent years, HBH has concentrated on complete solutions for construction projects at home and abroad, with professionalism and quality from planning to realization always being the main focus.

The design of all the wooden interiors was done in 2013-2017 by Steve Christer from Studio Granda in Reykjavik (http://studiogranda.is), the constructions were created and installed in 2014-2019 by HBH Byggir ehf (http://hbh.is/is).

Studio Granda was founded in 1987 by Margrèt Hardardòttir and Steve Christer in Reykjavìk. The partners are both graduates of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Steve Christer architect BA (Hons) AADip FAi studied in England, as did Margret Hardardottir, until both moved to Iceland.

The harsh weather conditions in Iceland test buildings daily for durability and efficiency and demonstrate HBH's exceptional performance.

Studios Granda's design language focuses primarily on the Icelandic landscape, which is why national and local materials such as basalt, concrete and wood are preferred.
In particular, national traditions, linked and translated into contemporary forms, are incorporated into the architectural language of the Studio Granda team, which is why their works are often seen in relation to Sverre Fehn, Alvar Aalto and Jörn Utzon.

The office was pleased to receive many prizes or nominations such as Icelandic Award Design, Mies Arch European Prize, Icelandic Concrete Award, Menningar Verdlaun, Icelandic Environmental Services Association Award, Honorary Award, Prix and many more.

Brief summary:
Information about the Drangar Country Guesthouse in Iceland:

The design of all wooden interiors was done by Steve Christer from 2013-2017 from Studio Granda in Reykjavik (http://studiogranda.is), Smiojustigur 11b, Reykjavik, Iceland.
The constructions were created and installed 2014-2019 by HBH Byggir ehf (http://hbh.is/is). Address: Skògarhlio 10, 105 Reykjavìk, Iceland
The oil: IRSA Lackfabrik Irmgard Sallinger GmbH, D-86489 Deisenhausen, www.irsa.de, supplied IRSA Wood Oil for the refinement of all oak interior fittings;

The photos: Studio Gallardo, created the impressive photos of the Drangar guesthouse: www.estudio-gallardo.com/studiogranda, Madrid, Spain