Sustainable Longhouse & GreenCoat

Duurzame woning Longhouse

Sustainable Longhouse with roof made from GreenCoat® steel shown on Dutch television

With a roof made from GreenCoat® color coated steel, from SSAB, the Longhouse has been featured on the Dutch TV program BinnensteBuiten, and has further increased interest in sustainable building trends.

SSAB supplies innovative architects and building companies around the world with sustainable steel solutions and promotes their use in buildings. The Longhouse,
a historic-industrial styled private residence in the Netherlands, designed by Rick Eijsbouts from Architecten Studio-pls, is a good example of this goal.

GreenCoat® color coated steel was chosen for the roof of the uniquely designed Longhouse due to a number of reasons. One of them was the ability to create sharp lines that match the wooden façade, for a very graphical house. Other reasons were proven long-lasting durability as well as sustainability.

“Utilizing sustainable solutions was a key requirement from the owners of the Longhouse,” said architect Rick Eijsbouts. “They chose to have solar panels installed, among other things, and the use of sustainable GreenCoat® steel fits very well into this theme. Furthermore, we were not allowed to use zinc because of corrosion and ground water contamination, but that would have been a more expensive and a less sustainable solution anyway.”

GreenCoat® color coated steels use Swedish rapeseed oil in the coating instead of fossil based oils, making them the greenest steel on the market for exterior building applications. Additionally, they are also strongly resistant to corrosion, UV radiation, buckling and scratches.

The seamed profiled roof was manufactured by SCH Holland who liked the easy handling and good formability of the chosen GreenCoat Pural BT, which contributed to a smooth build.

“We used GreenCoat Pural BT for the Longhouse in our KlikFels system, a pre-fabricated profiled sheet for roofing, where the steel is processed through a number of profiling stations,” explained SCH Holland, Managing Director Arjen Peek. “GreenCoat® products are very easy to manufacture and provide an outstanding end result.”


The Longhouse was recently featured on the popular home and garden program BinnensteBuiten on Dutch TV and was nominated for the 2017 BNA Building of the Year Award.


      • Sustainable GreenCoat® color coated steel was used for the roof of the Dutch Longhouse due to the ability to create sharp lines for a very graphical house.
      • The Dutch Longhouse was nominated for the 2017 BNA Building of the Year Award and featured on the Dutch TV series,
      • Rick Eijsbouts, from Architecten Studio-pls, Eindhoven/Netherlands, chose to work with sustainable GreenCoat® color coated steel for its durability and low impact on the environment.

For further information, please contact:
Anke Meyer, Corporate Marketing, SSAB, Phone: +49 1724244309,

SSAB is a Nordic and US-based steel company. SSAB offers value added products and services developed in close cooperation with its customers to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world. SSAB has employees in over 50 countries. SSAB has production facilities in Sweden, Finland and the US. SSAB is listed on the Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm and has a secondary listing on the Nasdaq OMX in Helsinki.