How do the different insulated wooden blocks fit together? Do Gablok blocks require a joint?
Jointing insulating blocks
Many of you are wondering about the technique that allows our insulating blocks to stay in place.
No jointing system is required for self-building with Gablok insulating blocks.
The insulating wooden blocks fit together like interlocking building block toys to form the structure of the house.
The individual insulated wooden blocks of the outer walls are secured together by a system of vertically laid battens.
When a storey is finished, these battens — attached vertically every 40 cm — support not only all the blocks forming the floor but also the bottom plate and the embossed top plate with the screws provided.
You can then apply the material of your choice for the finish, such as Gyproc panels or any other material you wish.
In more practical terms, the insulated wooden blocks (on dies or insulated bottom blocks) are nested on a bottom plate. When a wall is finished, a second plate (the embossed plate) is inserted into the last stack (Blocks under ceiling or insulated belt blocks). This acts as a belt and support for installing the floor components.
Your timber frame is then ready and solid. The same technique is used to secure the internal load-bearing walls.
What components make up the flat-pack kit for your timber-frame house?
Gablok offers various types of insulating blocks that you can use to build your own house.
All these wooden components fit together to create the structure of the self-build.
Other frequently asked questions?
- How do the different technical elements fit into a Gablok building?
- Gablok blocks: insulating formwork blocks?
- What type of insulation is used in our self-build blocks? What is their insulating value?
- Can self-build blocks be used to build any size house?
- Can beams or a concrete overlay be placed on top of the insulated wooden blocks to build a storey?