Monthly archive for December 2015

Energy-Efficient Bonobo Winery Built with BuildBlock ICFs

Bonobo Winery Outdoors

The Oosterhouse brothers, Todd and Carter are Traverse City natives who decided to satisfy a life-long dream building a winery of their own. The energy-efficient Bonobo Winery built with BuildBlock ICFs combines many systems and technologies to deliver a commercial success. This project is located in Traverse City Michigan, a tourist destination and regional area of commerce. People flock to the area in the spring, summer, and fall to see the lakes, sunsets, cherry trees and vineyards. This winery has a high traffic volume will help educate more people about the advantages of energy efficient construction and BuildBlock ICF technology, especially in

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BuildBlock ICFs Showcases Old French Country Style Design

BuildBlock ICFs Showcases French Country Style Design in this lovely home. It is a classic example of the old french country style design from the multiple platform walkway to the arched front entrance. You appreciate the stone and brick work, the turret, the copper finials, as well as the 30+ windows on the house that provide a view of the beautiful nature surrounding the house. Upon entry, you will notice the stairs leading to the turret room, and then further to the piano balcony and upstairs floor which features a mother-in-law suite, a game room, and a small kitchenette and bar leading to

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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildBlock Hardwall Connector

BuildBlock Hardwall Connector

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildBlock HardWall Connector Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems has released an improvement to the BuildBlock Hardwall System used to create an insulated ICF wall on one side with a bare concrete face on the other. This system is used in commercial applications where no flammable material may be present such as emergency stairwells and elevator shafts as well as warehouses and industrial buildings where utility and impact resistance is required. The initial BuildBlock Hardwall solved this challenge by using BuildLock ICF panels combined with web bridges and the webs normally molded into

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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShield Termite Protection

BuildShield Termite & Fire Stop Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShield Termite Protection Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems is introducing BuildShield, a revolutionary solution for termite protection in an ICF wall. BuildShield combines an extruded vinyl membrane with an adhesive stainless steel material to form an impenetrable barrier to termites. When integrated into an ICF wall BuildShield solves a challenge to ICFs in termite prone areas. This product will be available in early January 2016. BuildShield combines an extruded PVC plastic track with an adhesive stainless steel material applied together between an above grade course when constructing an ICF wall. The track

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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildBuck ICF Door & Window Bucking

BuildBuck ICF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildBuck ICF Door & Window Bucking Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems is excited to announce the release of BuildBuck ICF Door & Window Bucking. BuildBuck is the ideal insulating bucking solution for door and window openings in a BuildBlock ICF project. BuildBuck is the longest EPS ICF buck on the market at 52-inches (132mm) and is designed to create a 4040 (4-ft x 4-ft) rough opening without any cutting. This product is available in 11-inch and 13-inch widths for 6-inch and 8-inch BuildBlock, BuildLock, and 6-inch GlobalBlock products and will be available

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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShield Termite & Fire Stop Protection

BuildShield Termite & Fire Stop Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShield Termite & Fire Stop Protection Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems is pleased to announce the release of BuildShield Termite & Fire Stop Protection. BuildShield combines an extruded vinyl membrane with an adhesive stainless steel material to form an impenetrable barrier to termites and a terminal cap that prevents flames from reaching beyond the top of an ICF wall. One product using the same materials applied slightly differently in different areas of an ICF wall. “We initially created a cost effective solution for termites in an ICF wall.” says Mike Garrett, BuildBlock

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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShield Fire Stop Protection

BuildShield Termite & Fire Stop Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShield Fire Stop Protection Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems is introducing BuildShield, a barrier for firestop protection in an ICF wall. BuildShield is a combination of two materials when combined offer fire stop protection providing additional protection in fire prone areas. This product will be available in early January 2016. BuildBlock built an ASTM 814E Fire Stop. BuildShield combines an extruded PVC plastic track with an adhesive stainless steel material applied together between near the top of the wall in an above grade course when constructing an ICF wall. The track supports

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