Gablok : the story of an insulated block

Added value: structure for self-building

Founded in 2019, Gablok offers a revolutionary insulated timber-frame construction method. Aiming to simplify construction and offer a simple, high-performance, and flat-pack timber house system, Gabriel Lakatos filed his patent in 2018.

A fan of interlocking building block toys from an early age, and involved in traditional construction for 25 years, he came up with the design for stacked insulated wooden blocks.

After many months of research and testing, the self-build house system has been validated by stability, acoustic, and energy performance consultants.

Self-build insulating formwork block

The most asked questions!


Gablok : our stacking blocks

Eight components and insulated wooden blocks for a flat-pack house.

Gablok: our stacking blocks
Ytyong Base Blokc 14
Bottom Plate 7
Bottom Block 6
Rain Bariar 11
Treated Lath 9
General insulated block 5
Gablok beam 3
Insulated belt block 4
Vapour barrier 12
Batten 1
Ytyong 2
OSB Floor 13
Walls 8
Concrete Slab 15

Build your own house in Belgium

House in kit

The Gablok concept is essentially made up of insulated blocks, an adapted floor system, and insulated beams and lintels allowing you to build the exterior and interior walls of your timber house (self-build structure). These components are necessary to assemble the shell of the insulated frame of your future building. These are delivered directly to your site with your assembly plan.

Among other things, this process avoids the excess waste associated with on-site processing.

Once the insulated blocks are assembled, all that remains is to complete the roof (framework + roofing) and the exterior finishing for your home with the finish of your choice (plaster, brick, cladding, etc.).

The interior of your self-build will be ready in the first instance for your various technical elements (thanks to the space left between the battens) and in the second instance for finishing (OSB + plasterboard, etc.).

The system can be assembled extremely quickly and does not require any drying time.

The dimensions of your door and window openings are known as soon as you receive your planning permission. This allows you to order your exterior joinery in advance. Their manufacture in advance is a significant time-saver during the construction of your flat-pack timber house, avoiding on-site stoppages.

The Gablok concept allows for a seamless transition between the various trades involved in completing your new home.

Build your own house in Belgium? This is what the Gablok concept allows you to do!

Stacking wooden blocks

Stacking wooden blocks

We offer you the possibility of carrying out your plans using our wooden block construction method inspired by the famous interlocking building block toy. As soon as these have been completed, you will receive an assembly diagram with all the steps required to complete your stacking wooden block project.

We will guide you through the construction of your foundation slab and laying the first row of cellular blocks.

Then it’s up to you: follow your assembly plan step by step and your shell will be complete in less than a week.

Build your own house using a flat-pack kit

Build your own house in Belgium

Gablok, the wood frame!

Flat-pack house

Flat-pack house

The special thing about Gablok is that we allow everyone who wants to build their own house to do so.

No need for prior building skills with our flat-pack insulated wooden block.

Using only a ladder, a screwdriver, and your project plan, you assemble the components of your flat-pack house on top of each other to form the insulated walls of your future home.

Complete self-build flat-pack kit

Complete self-build flat-pack kit

Our offer includes all the materials needed for constructing your shell (except for the roof and foundation slab).

Our technical department will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you with the assembly of the insulated structure of your home.

Is your project feasible with Gablok?

Contact us for a free quote!

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