Gablok and environment
Impact of the Gablok self-build structure
In addition to providing high-performance insulated wood blocks for self-build, the Gablok concept is intended to be perfectly anchored to today's prerequisites.
That's how Gablok has been thought out and studied to avoid maximum nuisance and negative impact on the environment.
The insulated wood blocks are made in Belgium with recyclable materials. Gablok additionally works with local companies : X-PACK à Verviers and l’atelier Les Gaillettes à Battice, in the province of Liège, for Belgium. For those interested in starting a Gablok self-build from another country, please know that we work with local companies in those countries!
→ Read more about rolling a self-build with Gablok.
The wood used for our self-build blocks is a OSB wood. It contains compressed wood strips, which allows it to be 100% recyclable.
The insulator, meanwhile, is EPS (polystyrène expansé). A material that requires little energy to manufacture and little water, since it expands 40 times its size when exposed to heat alone, while maintaining its formidable insulating capabilities. It is also 100% recyclable.
It's a very good insulator.
The power of expansion allows EPS to remain unaffected by normal transportation.
In an effort to keep a clean environment, even on the job site, the self-build blocks are delivered to you on bonded pallets with the necessary hardware to place your eventual waste.
The blocks fit together without a toxic joint system.
Furthermore, since the self-build plan is established upstream, you have the number of blocks needed for your project.
Insulated wood blocks and short circuit
In fact, the insulated wood blocks used for self-construction are designed and manufactured in Belgium, so they come from a short circuit.
The Gablok team makes it a point of honor to design quality products, which are sourced from local channels and are fair trade.
Don't hesitate to contact us if you would like more information about our commitment to the environment.