Sankt Christoph

Sankt Christop


Steinhöring, Germania


Architekturbüro Lindner
Am Pfründeweg 5, 85457 Wörth



Contact Details

Ahmed Khoja, Alicia Davis
Munich University of Applied Science,

Other Information

Photo by Reinhard Lindner
The former farmhouse was built in 1779 and consisted of a residential part as well as of a stable and a barn floor. It was one of the first farmhouses to be listed as a monument in Bavaria. The electrical system partially dated back to the beginning of electrification and the building was heated with a single oil stove and a wooden stove. The aim was to renovate the former farmhouse in a monument protecting and energetic manner, without losing the character and the substance of the historic building. Whereas the former living area is used for holiday guests, a new residential building was built into the former stable and barn floor, maintaining distance to the existing building envenlope.
Energy performance
76,53 kWh/m2.y

Climate Zone warm temperate, fully humid, warm summer

Altitude 519 s.l.m.

HDD 3730

CDD 47

Protection level Listed

Conservation Area:

Level of Protection:
the building is classified as a historical monument

Building age 1700-1800

Year of last renovation:

Building use Residential (rural)

Secondary use:

Building occupancy:
Permanently occupied

Number of occupants/users:

Building area Net floor area [m²]: 237,0

Building typology:
Single-roof house barn

Number of floors:

Basement yes/no:

Number of heated floors:

Gross floor area [m²]:

Thermal envelope area [m²]:

Volume [m³]:

NFA calculation method:
NGF (de)

Construction type
Ground floor: masonry; Upper floor: trusses with Bundwerk facade

External finish:
Ground floor: rendered; Upper floor: wooden Bundwerk

Internal finish:
Ground floor: rendered; Upper floor: no internal finish

Roof type:
Pitched roof

Photo by Reinhard Lindner
Photo by Reinhard Lindner
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The building was constructed in 1779 and used to function as a farmstead. The building consisted of a living area, a stable, a barn floor and a hay loft, situated underneath a single roof. The building measures a length of about 30,5m, depth of around 10m and a height of approximately 7,1m from ground to roof ridge. The facades of the massive constructed ground floor is coated with whitewash, whereas the upper wooden construction is planked with wooden slats and slates and furthermore presents traditional craftsmanship from the region. Such as the so-called “Zierbund”, which are decorated timber framings made by carpenters.
Urban context
The building is located in the center of St. Christoph in direct proximity to the steep ascending hill leading up to the church in the West.


The mixed masonry, the Bundwerk-construction as well as the roof trusses were preserved and retrofitted.
Heritage Value Assesment
Studies have shown, that the construction of the byre-dwelling started in 1779/1780. The building had to undergo various structural changes in the course of the 19th century until approximately the first quarter of the 20th century. Some of them were quite severe, such as the suspected replacement of the wooden construction on the ground floor by masonry. However, in the further process it can be seen that the structural modifications were less radical. They a part of a series of continuous adjustments for agricultural use and living comfort. Despite the ongoing local measures, in substance the house is of historic significance. Worthwhile mentioning are original doors with their initial fittings, the hardly changed block construction with its preserved surface, the bundwerk with its decorated boards and many more details represent a farmhaus from the late 18th century. The farmhouse is one of the first buildings, which was listed.

State of repair

Conditions of the envelope
Constructional interventions from the past have partially caused serious damage to the static system.
Description of pre-intervention building services
Before the refurbishment the eastern building section was used for residential purposes and was equipped with all necessary service connections.

Aim of retrofit

The aim of the retrofit was the preservation of the listed building and the construction of a residential unit in accordance with historical preservation. The solution is a "house within a house" concept and thus only has little impact on the historic facade structure. The existing wooden windows were replicated and single wooden planks of the external facade were replaced by glas plates.
Was there any change of use?
The stable, the barn floor as well as the hay warehouse were turned into a residential unit.
Was the intervention planned following a step-by-step approach?
In coordination with the Bavarian state office for the preservation of monuments a restructuring plan was established.
Lessons learned
Unplanned work and changes during the renovation process require close consultation with the monument protection authority
Stakeholders Involvement
Public sector
district administration of Ebersberg
Eichthalstraße 5, 85560 Ebersberg
Architekturbüro Lindner
Am Pfründeweg 5, 85457 Wörth
Conservation Consultant
Dr. Sahler (Bavarian state office for the preservation of monuments)
Hofgraben 4, 80539 München
Energy Consultant
Martin Tauchmann
Bräubogen 5, 83539 Forsting
Structural Engineer
Martin Tauchmann
Bräubogen 5, 83539 Forsting
Bavarian state office for the preservation of monuments
Hofgraben 4, 80539 München
Tools used
Was the renovation process done following a specific methodology? No
Energy calculation EnEV calculation as per DIN 4108-6 and DIN 4701-10
Other dimensionally correct measurement, damage mapping, pollutant analysis


External Walls

solid construction

solid construction

In the course of the renovation, the masonry in the ground floor was plastered. Newly installed walls in the inside were erected in a wooden structure and insulated with wood fibre insulation.

Erection of a new building structure inside of the former stable and barn floor area. The external facade is preserved.

U-value (pre-intervention) [W/m2K]: 1,3 W/m²K U-value (post-intervention) [W/m2K]: 0,58 W/m²K
More Details
Original wall build-up
Plaster - lime plaster:
30 mm
Brick - mixed brick-work :
500 mm
Plaster - lime plaster:
30 mm
Retrofitted wall build-up
Plaster - insulating plaster on the basis of lime:
Brick - mixed brick-work :
500 mm
Plaster - insulating plaster on the basis of lime:
30 mm
Painting (frescoes) - painting on the basis of lime:
0 mm


wooden windows

wooden windows

In the course of the renovation, new wooden windwows as well as metal windows were integrated.

On the ground floor of the former living and stable area: The windows were rebuild on the basis of the specifications of the heritage department. Furthermore the windows in the former living area were downsized to it's original size (in the course of previous renovations the window sizes were modified) . The reduced size of the window opening only had minor effects on the light conditions and is sufficient for the natural lighting of the building section used as a holiday apartment. On the upper floor of the former barn and stable area: New windows were installed in the new wooden wallboard.

Existing window U-value Glass [W/m2K]: 0,0 New window U-value Glass[W/m2K]: 1,0 Existing window U-value Frame [W/m2K]: 0,0 New window U-value Frame [W/m2K]: 0,0
More Details
Existing window type Casement window
Existing glazing type Single
Existing shading type Outer shutter
New window type Casement window
New glazing type double and triple
New shading type NA
New window solar factor g [-] 0,6

Other interventions





In the course of the renovation, the roofing was renewed (insulation in between the rafters and on-roof insulation).

The existing roof structure is preserved. The new and sinter fired roof covering is due to its red colourfulness closest to the original roof tiles. The existing tiles made of concrete were strongly weathered and derived from former renovation works.

U-value (pre-intervention) [W/m2K] 0 U-value (post-intervention) [W/m2K] 0,21
More Details
Original roof build-up
Tiles - concrete roofing tile (“Frankfurter Pfanne“):
50 mm
Other - wooden roof structure:
200 mm
Retrofitted roof build-up
Tiles - roof tiles on batten and counter batten:
130 mm
Other - wood fibre insulation:
80 mm
Other - rafters with mineral wool in between:
120 mm
Other - batten:
40 mm
Other - plasterboard:
15 mm

Integration of a new building structure in the existing building envelope.

The external facade is preserved.

U-value (pre-intervention) [W/m2K] 0 U-value (post-intervention) [W/m2K] 0,33
More Details
Original groundfloor build-up
Other - pavement and wooden floorboards:
30 mm
Other - pavement and wooden floorboards on top of the ground:
30 mm
Retrofitted groundfloor build-up
Finish - flooring:
50 mm
Other - cement screed:
60 mm
Insulation - PUR-insulation:
50 mm
Concrete slab - reinforced concrete slab:
250 mm

The newly integrated residential unit benefits of the existing building envelope, which provides an additional building cover to the dwelling.

Airtightness (pre-intervention) [ach@50Pa] 0 Airtightness (post-intervention) [ach@50Pa] 0






There was no heating system before the renovation.

Heating is distributed through floor and wall heating and does not affect the existing building structure.

More Details
New primary heating system
New system type Heat pump
Fuel Biomass
Distribuition system Radiating floor and radiating walls
Nominal power NA kW

There was no ventilation system before the renovation.

The newly installed ventilation system does not compromise the existing structure of the historic building

More Details
Original roof build-up New ventilation system
Type ventilation system Centralized
Type flow regime NA (Natural)
Heat recovery Si
Humitidy recovery No
Nominal power N/A kW
Electric power 0,0 kW
Control system N/A

There was no domestic hot water system before the renovation.

The hot water system is connected to the central heating system.

More Details
New DHW system
Type with heating system
Hot_water_tank Si
With heat recovery Si

Energy Efficiency

Energy Performance
Energy performance certificate: energy pass
Voluntary certificates: No
Energy Use
Primary Energy 32,0 kWh/m2.y
Consumption_estimation_After: 76,53 kWh/m2.y

Primary Energy
Consumption_estimation_Calculation_method: demand as per EnEV calculation
energy pass

Consumption_estimation_Including_DHW: Si
Consumption_estimation_After: 32,0 kWh/m2.y
Measured Parameters
Type_of_monitoring: Punctual
Description: measurement of pollutants

Internal Climate


In order to expose the new building structure to sufficient daylight, some wooden planks of the Bundwerk-facade were replaced by glass plates.


Financial Aspects

The project was able to benefit from various fundings (state office for the preservation of monuments, German foundation of preservation order)

Investment Costs
Total investment costs
650.000,00 (total)
Running Costs
Lifecycle cost

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