BuildBlock Blog: News, Projects & Information

BuildBlock Blog: News, Projects & Information. Discover the latest tips, answers to technical questions, educational videos, BuildBlock ICF projects, and more. 

Fastfoot & Rising Damp

BuildBlock uses and recommends FastFoot products on any home construction job to protect the foundation, walls, and structures from unwanted moisture. A link to their article is here: http://www.fab-form.com/fastfoot/fastfootRisingDamp.php Related Pages & Articles EPS Foam Significantly More Energy Efficient Than … NBC Bank Utilizes BuildBlocks ICF Disaster Resista… BuildBlock ICFs Meet Future Building Codes Today BuildBlock ICFs Exhibiting at 2016 World of Concre…

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 From our hearts to yours, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from your friends at BuildBlock Building Systems. Thank you for being our partner in business and part of a wonderful year. We look forward to another successful year in 2013.

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Sandown, New Hampshire Home

ICF Builder: McGregor Chadwick, Northstar Contractors New Hampton, New Hampshire, northstarnh.com The Home Located on a small lake in southern New Hampshire and offering peaceful views from its privately positioned outdoor living room, this gorgeous open concept home was designed with preservation of the native landscape in mind. Offering main level living, beautiful hand milled native New Hampshire black oak wide plank flooring, a great room with cathedral ceilings, a 16-foot floor to ceiling fieldstone fireplace, a grand wrought iron staircase leading to a top floor loft with a view that takes your breath away, custom cherry kitchen cabinets and granite counter tops with a

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Project Highlight: The Commons at Sea Shell Drive

The Commons at Sea Shell Drive Port Aransas, Texas ICF Builder: Todd Humphreys, CircleT Construction Builder: Nick Lorette Developer: Seashell Village Associates The Commons at Sea Shell Drive is the first all ICF development in the Texas Gulf Coast Region. The developers approached ICF technology for this project because of the need for energy efficiency, lower maintenance and utility costs and safety. This region enjoys wide fluctuations in temperature from the 20s in the winter to 100-degree plus in the summer. Hurricanes, storms, high winds, and even tornados are not uncommon in the area. Related Pages & Articles ICF Builder

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BuildBlock South Texas Spring Branch Project

Spring Branch Project, Spring Branch, Texas 5418 sq.ft. Under Roof, 2872 sq.ft. Conditioned January 9th-July 3rd 2012 Designed by Greg Setzer Contractor Custom Homes, Ltd. IFC Installer: BuildBlock of South Central Texas BuildBlock ICF Products The home posed several challenges. Many corners were close together and windows were close to corners. There were 5 different plate heights throughout this home, and ICF walls extended above the roof line without load-bearing walls beneath. Related Pages & Articles Asked & Answered: Is there an advantage to us… Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShiel… Energy-Efficient Bonobo Winery Built with BuildBlo… Video: ICF Carrier

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Lego House BuildBlock Habitat House

BuildBlock products and Master Distributor Chip Gauthier of VA Gauthier Construction supported local Habitat for Humanity projects during their Blitz Build 2012. The Marquez family at 136 Green Mountain Loop in Grass Valley, California will now live in a home built with BuildBlock ICF’s. Congratulations to Chip and Chad Gauthier for their service.   Blitz 1 Blitz 2

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BuildBlock Product Labeling

As we roll out our new marketing image and brand identity resources, we are updating the labeling used on the blocks themselves. The code information is still present and has been updated. The look simplifies the number of colors and makes some changes to the material itself. These changes will carry on the brand redesign and will continue to trickle down into new materials, literature, and displays. You should start seeing the new labels on shipping products in the next few weeks.

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Brian Corder joins BuildBlock as Marketing Director

Brian has a solid background in event production, business analysis, and information technology planning. Most recently responsible for leading marketing, communications and business development with NineCollective, a creative, software design, and web services company. NineCollecive transitioned to ERP product development for the oilfield services industry. At Freightliner Specialty Vehicles, SportChassis he created and managed brand identity, design, and advertising. SportChassis partnered with national organizations such as SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association), National Finals Rodeo, NRHA, Sturgis, Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, and Barrett-Jackson to present the products at more than 60 events per year.

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Delynn Merrick joins BuildBlock Customer Service

Delynn joined BuildBlock as an administrative assistant and will support the entire BuildBlock team. She is also responsible for lead distribution and is the friendly voice behind the phone. Delynn is married to her husband Steve and just celebrated her one year anniversary. She has a son, Josh, who is married to her wonderful daughter-in-law, Angela and anxiously waiting for grandchildren to come. She grew up in a small town in West Texas but has spent the last 25 years in Oklahoma. She loves to travel, play at the lake/beach, and just be with her family.

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