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Gablok Insulated Block for self-constructed homes

Gablok Insulated Blocks Let You Self-Build a House

Due to increasing construction costs and rising awareness of environmentally-friendly homes, Belgian startup Gablok has come up with an efficient wooden house kit. The company specializes in making insulated formwork blocks to let people self-build a house in days.

What is Gablok?

The Gablok concept includes a series of insulated wooden blocks, insulated beams, lintels, and a customized floor system to efficiently construct the exterior and interior walls of the wooden house, all by yourself. The system has been validated by design offices in terms of acoustics, stability, and energy performance.

Founded in 2019 by Gabriel Lakatos, Gablok provides a revolutionary construction method comprising an insulated wooden frame. In 2018, Gabriel patented a wooden home kit with the aim of simplifying the construction process and enabling a simpler way for homeowners to build a house themselves.

Gabriel has been interested in interlocking and construction games since his childhood. He spent 25 years building his career in the field of traditional construction and developed an insulated wooden stacking block.

After several months of research and testing, this self-construction home system was validated by engineering offices specialized in energy efficiency, and acoustic performance.

How to self-build a house with Gablok?

The Gablok construction kit is delivered directly to the construction site with a precise installation plan. Once the assembly of the insulated formworks is complete, all you are left with is the construction of the roof and the exterior finishing with the finish of your choice (plasters, bricks, cladding, etc.). Assembling the system is extremely fast and does not require any drying time.

Plus, easy on-site assembly makes it convenient to avoid the excess waste associated with on-site processing.

What is included in the construction kit?

The Gablok construction kit includes eight (8) parts and insulated wooden blocks as the main elements for self-building a project.
1. Starter
2. Insulated starter block
3. Standard isolated block
4. Beams
5. Insulated belt block
6. Lintel
7. Embossed top rail
8. Floor element

Gablok insulated blocks kit

Image: Gablok

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FAQs about Gablok insulated wooden blocks

Q: How do Gablok insulated blocks hold together?

A: The individual wooden blocks fit into each other like Lego bricks, to form the structure of the house.

Q: Do the Gablok blocks require a joint?

A: No jointing system is required in the self-build process with Gablok.

Q: What type of insulation do Gablok insulated wooden blocks use?

A: Gablok uses expanded polystyrene with graphite additive (EPS) for its building system.

Q: Are Gablok wooden blocks environmentally friendly?

A: The insulated wooden blocks are made from recyclable materials. The wood used to make self-build blocks is OSB. This wood product consists of compressed wood slats, which makes it 100-percent recyclable.

Q: What are the dimensions of an insulated wooden block?

A: Gabloks are available in 3 different lengths: 30 cm, 60 cm and 90 cm. The height and depth of the individual blocks are always 30 cm.

Q: How much does a Gablok insulated wooden block weigh?

A: The 60 cm insulated wooden block weighs 7.5 kg.

Given below is the time-lapse video of the housing assembly with Gablok insulated building blocks.

Gablok Insulated Block for self-constructed homes

Image: Gablok

Gablok Insulated Block for self-constructed homes

Image: Gablok

Gablok Insulated Block for self-constructed homes

Image: Gablok

Gablok Insulated Block for self-constructed homes

Image: Gablok

Gablok self-build insulated wooden blocks

Image: Gablok

Gablok self-build insulated wooden blocks

Image: Gablok

Gablok self-build insulated wooden blocks

Image: Gablok

Image: Gablok

Gablok self-build insulated wooden blocks

Image: Gablok

Gablok self-build insulated wooden blocks

Image: Gablok

Source: Gablok

29 Comments


  1. Aurum

    September 3, 2020 at 5:26 am

    I am not able to find anywhere on Google a price list.
    Does someone know how much a house cost?

    Reply

    • Daniel Georgescu

      November 14, 2020 at 8:23 am

      I am interested in this very much to the point of purchase.

      Reply

    • john a layman

      December 28, 2020 at 5:33 pm

      I would like to see more info on your self build house saw no wiring going in ? and would like all the info on how to get building material in the USA

      Reply

    • Sir Kevin Parr Bt

      December 29, 2020 at 5:29 pm

      I have asked them direct for a price of one pack and coverage so to work it out myself .They sent a reply saying we are not in your area as yet but hope to be world wide soon ?

      Reply

      • Dude

        April 3, 2021 at 11:25 pm

        Ooo. The race is on. Many companies trying to get to market

        Reply

    • Robert Kyne White

      January 26, 2021 at 2:16 pm

      How much would it cost to build a 3000 sq ft Gabloc home in the USA

      Reply

    • John

      May 12, 2021 at 7:29 am

      Must be expensive or they would provide indicative prices!

      Reply

  2. DON YONCE

    October 24, 2020 at 12:18 am

    Since a major factor in home construction, is Labor; a do it yourself ( with a little help from family
    and friends OR inexpensive assistants; you should be able to cut costs by a third+/-. The key to
    savings, is the simplicity of the selected building system; including the limited necessity for tools.
    The floor consisting of a concrete slab can be accomplished by a sub contractor that specializes in
    the lay out, foundation and placing & finishing of the concrete ( your plumber would place all of
    the in floor piping before the pour/finish. Roof trusses are easy to install and sheet with plywood.
    There are contractors that just furnish technical support including assuring things done right.
    The result of an affordable, safe , sanitary home, is well worth the effort. LAND is an issue as you
    need to own the site; which helps to facilitate any financing needed. It is a process; not a problem.

    Reply

  3. EMILIOS ORPHANOS

    November 18, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    HI MR GABRIEL LAKATOS. I AM INTERESTING FOR THIS SYSTEM.I LIVING IN LIMASSOL CYPRUS AND I WANT TO KNOW MORE ENQUIRES.MY NAMES IS EMILIOS ORPHANOS

    Reply

  4. Thomas HEGEDOSH

    November 19, 2020 at 3:55 am

    Hello,

    I would like to build a house using Gablok system.

    Thomas Hegedosh
    (215) 880 3116

    Reply

  5. Nancy Dentlinger

    December 18, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Is this available in the United States?

    Reply

  6. Henry Ohrazda

    December 19, 2020 at 5:47 am

    Have you received any info back?

    Reply

  7. John Passamare

    December 22, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    looking for a canadian supplier.

    John

    Reply

  8. omar sbitan

    December 23, 2020 at 4:44 am

    I am not able to find anywhere on Google a price list .
    Does some one know how much a house cost ?

    Reply

  9. Byron Prange

    January 14, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    I am interested in building a house with your material.
    Thanks….b

    Reply

  10. Yash

    January 15, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Hello everyone,

    Thank you for your comments.

    Kindly try details given on this link to connect with the Gablok team – https://gablok.be/contact/

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks,

    Yash

    Reply

  11. Dakaria

    January 16, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    250 euros x m2

    Reply

  12. Randy Pruett

    January 17, 2021 at 6:51 am

    Do you have a USA rep I can contact to discuss this? I’m looking to build in the next 12 months.

    Reply

  13. Kenneth Long

    January 19, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Great design, is it available in the Southeast US ?

    Reply

  14. irvin williams

    January 25, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    very enterested need more info

    Reply

  15. John Rubino

    January 29, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    We are a GC based in Maryland, USA.
    Have a two or three story small apartment building to be erected in the summer of 2021.
    How do we make contact with you.
    Rubino Enterprises, Inc.
    Maryland.

    Reply

  16. MHC MacLeod

    February 5, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Is there a US distributor yet?

    Reply

  17. Jeanette

    February 21, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Hi my name is Jeanette Maduna can I find this in South Africa if not can I be a supplier under your company

    Reply

  18. Tim

    March 4, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    Read the replies before commenting. They already said not in usa yet. They are only in Europe at this time.. Belgium company hint hint. Eventually they will likely ne in the usa but that will require opening a plant and training staff etc. Not for anyone looking to build in the next year or two. I can almost will not be cheap. But boy oh boy will it have a high R rating. 12 inch walls full of closed cell foam..

    Reply

  19. jim stradling

    March 25, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    jim s. snowflake arizona, i dont see any desributors for gablok your product is great id like to use it on my new house build but dont see any opptions. please respond, jims@

    Reply

  20. Jerry

    May 12, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Please have your rep contact me I’m located in Michigan and interested in the use of this product for my construction.

    Reply

  21. Ernest D Rutledge

    June 5, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    I would like to see how electrical is installed and hoe can I get this product in the U.S.A.

    Reply

  22. George Novak

    July 11, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Interesting building material. Props for making lego style building materials. I don’t see it in the videos, but I’d recommend either minimum expanding foam, or Dap silicone on all joints. This will sure be a big hit in every country it’s introduced in.

    Reply

  23. Malik_Mahammad_Ali

    July 14, 2021 at 4:42 am

    I want details price at Pakistan to build 30/40 sqf house

    Reply

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