What is the span of our wooden components?
The weight of a block used in a timber frame
The total span of a structure built with Gablok is the same as that of a traditional house.
Insulated wooden block walls
The compressive strength of an insulated wooden block wall made with Gablok is 150 kN/m.
Lintels, beams, and floor components
Lintels are the closing components above doors and window frames.
Our longest lintels are 240 cm long. The beams, on the other hand, have a very large span and can be adapted to the self-build project, whether it is an annex or a house.
The floor components have a maximum span of 4.80 m. However, it is possible to increase this span by interposing a beam.
In terms of live load, the floor components allow a load of 250 kg/m².
Strong and level construction with Gablok?
Gablok wooden blocks have been designed for buildings with a ground floor and first floor. However, it is possible to envisage a building with a first and second floor.
The have blocks passed all stability study tests. The blocks are therefore reliable and can bear heavy loads, just like a traditionally built house, as mentioned above.
The entire insulated timber-frame construction is fastened to wooden bottom plates.
Once the plates are level, the rest of the building will also be level and perfectly vertical.
The calibration of a Gablok building has a tolerance of 0.5 mm.
Other frequently asked questions?
- What does the Gablok self-build flat-pack timber house kit include?
- What type of insulation is used in our self-build blocks? What is their insulating value?
- Can beams or a concrete overlay be placed on top of the insulated wooden blocks to build a storey?
- Can self-build blocks be used to build any size house?
- How do the different insulated wooden blocks fit together? Do Gablok blocks require a joint?