Founded in 2019, Gablok sells a revolutionary construction method using insulated wooden frame. In 2018, Gabriel Lakatos has patented a wooden home kit with the objective of simplifying construction and offering a simple and efficient way to build a house by yourself.
In his early childhood, Gabriel was a fan of interlocking and construction games. He worked in the field of traditional construction for 25 years and developed an insulated wooden stacking block.
After many months of research and testing, the home self-construction system was validated by engineering offices specialized in structural analysis, energy efficiency and acoustic performance.
What make the Gablok concept is its insulated blocks, a customized floor system as well as insulated beams and lintels that will allow you to build the exterior and interior walls of your wooden house (self-construction structure). These items (detailed below) are required to assemble the shell of the isolated frame of your future construction. These are delivered directly to you on construction site with your installation plan.
This process makes it possible, among other things, to avoid the excess waste associated with on-site processing.
Assembling the system is extremely fast and does not require any drying time.
The dimensions of your door and window openings are known as soon as we receive your building permit. This allows you to order your external joinery in advance. Helpful in avoiding the stoppage of framework construction, those prefabricated items are time-savers.
Gablok concept is made possible through a chain of professions involved in the construction of your new home.
8 parts and insulated wooden blocks
The following are the main elements required for the self-build of your insulated wooden frame.
The glue used to make OSB panels (class 3 & 4), which in turn are used to make insulating elements, does not contain formaldehyde.
The starter is made up of LVL-Q panels of 264/45. It receives the first laying of insulated blocks.
INSULATED STARTER BLOCK
This block is designed to match (cap) the starter.
STANDARD ISOLATED BLOCK
These blocks are made up of OSB 3 panels that include 264 mm thick EPS insulation with graphite.
These beams are made up of OSB 3 panels that include 264 mm thick EPS insulation with graphite.
INSULATED BELT BLOCK
This block is designed to receive the embossed rail.
This block is ideal for door and small window openings.
EMBOSSED TOP RAIL
Connects the entire belt and accommodates the floor elements.
The floor elements are nested on the embossed top rail.
SELF-BUILD STEP BY STEP
We offer to design your plans using our construction method. As soon as they are completed, you will receive an assembly diagram showing all the steps to ensure the success of your project.
We provide guidance on the elaboration of your foundation slab and laying of first cellular blocks.
The remainder of the construction process will be up to you : follow your laying plan step by step and the construction of your house shell will be completed in less than a week.
Our offer includes all materials required for the construction of your shell (except for the roof and the foundation slab).
You will be able to rely on our technical support if you have any question or need help with the assembly of your insulated house shell. Is your project feasible in Gablok?
Gablok team commits to answer requests you as soon as possible.
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