How do the different insulated wooden blocks fit together? Do Gablok blocks require a joint?
Joining Insulating Blocks
Many of you are wondering about the technique that allows our insulating blocks to stay in place.
No jointing system is required when self-building with Gablok insulated wood blocks.
The insulated wood blocks fit together indeed, like a building set, to form the structure of the wood-frame home.
The individual insulated wood blocks of the exterior walls are actually secured together by a system of rafters laid vertically and screwed to the frame.
When a floor is completed, these rafters – fixed vertically every 40 cm – take up, à with the help of the provided screws, not only all the blocks forming the level but also the bottom and top rail. In short, they hold the entire wall together.
They are a great way to build a wall.
You can then have the material of your choice installed for the finishes, such as Gyproc panels, brick,… Everything is possible and adaptable to your desires.
In more practical terms, insulated wood blocks (SF – Sur Filière or insulated départ blocks) are stacked one on top of the other à from a départ rail. When a wall is finished, a second stringer (the top stringer) is inserted into the last row (SP block or insulated belt blocks). This one acts as a belt and support for the installation of the floorélents.
Your wood frame is then ready and strong. The method is used to attach the interior load-bearing walls of the wood frame.
What components make up your timber frame home kit?
Gablok offers different kinds of insulating blocks that will allow you to build your house yourself.
A total of 8 wooden components make up the kit. You receive them directly on your building site, on a bonded pallet with the assembly plan to follow to assemble the walls of the wooden construction.
All of these elements are included in the kit.
All these components fit together to create the structure of the self-build.
Other frequently asked questions?
- Energy performance, thermal insulation, EPB and Gablok insulated wood blocks
- Does the wooden block assembly keep my self-build level?
- What is the weight of a Gablok insulated wood block?
- What materials make up a self-build block?
- Can beams or a concrete overlay be placed on top of the insulated wooden blocks to build a storey?