BLOXS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

FAQ

Here you will find an overview of frequently asked questions including answers.
If your question is not listed, please contact us.

BLOXS BUILDING PHYSICS

Can several BLOXS be placed next to each other or on top of each other?

This is possible in principle!

However, for the time being, we only offer the models shown, as these offer you the possibility of reselling them at any time. If several BLOXS are connected to each other, the infrastructure and the roof must also be connected. Separating them for possible resale would limit your flexibility.

Bit by bit, we will expand our product portfolio and thus also offer models that consist of several modules in width and height. Subscribe to our product newsletter and find out as soon as new BLOXS models are available.

What is the BLOXS steel frame?

Unlike other suppliers, we do not build according to the timber frame construction method, but have developed the BLOXS steel frame. This is a fully welded steel framework construction that is probably unique. An interplay of square tubes of different thicknesses as well as UNP profiles gives the frame an impressive strength.

In addition, we also pursue our consistent sustainability approach with the BLOXS steel frame, as it is fully recyclable.

Welche Dachlast hat der BLOXS steel frame?

Unser BLOXS steel frame ist für eine Dachlast von 700kg/qm ausgelegt.

Which insulation materials are used?

BLOXS are optimally insulated and have excellent U-values.

We consistently follow the approach of sustainability. That is why we have decided to use sustainable insulation materials in sensible places.

We use hemp as insulation material in the walls and roof.
An ecological insulating material that can both absorb and release moisture and is thus almost resistant to mould.

Due to structural conditions and to create a strong insulation against "cold feet", the floor is insulated with aluminium-laminated PIR. This high-quality insulation material can also absorb almost no moisture, which means that mould has no chance here either.

What are the U-values of the walls, roof and floor?

The convincing U-values of BLOXS are:

Außenwand: 0,20W/m²K
Dach: 0,14W/m²K
Boden: 0,20W/m²K

How are the walls constructed?

Der Hausbau mit einer tragenden Stahlstruktur bringt viele Herausforderungen mit sich, da Stahl u.a. immense Wärmebrücken aufweist.

Wir haben bei der Entwicklung von BLOXS mit Experten und Bauphysikern zusammen gearbeitet, die ihr Fachwissen aus über 30 Jahren Berufserfahrungen haben einfließen lassen. Daher stellen BLOXS eine herausragende Entwicklung dar, die in vielen Punkten auf Spezialprodukte und Materialien Deutscher Fachfirmen zurückgreift.

Aus diesem Grund veröffentlichen wir keine Informationen über den Aufwand von Wand, Boden oder Dach. 

Gerne erläutern wir Dir im persönlichen Gespräch unsere spezielle, äußerst langlebige, hochwertige Bauweise.

Vielen Dank für Dein Verständnis.

How is the floor constructed?

Der Hausbau mit einer tragenden Stahlstruktur bringt viele Herausforderungen mit sich, da Stahl u.a. immense Wärmebrücken aufweist.

Wir haben bei der Entwicklung von BLOXS mit Experten und Bauphysikern zusammen gearbeitet, die ihr Fachwissen aus über 30 Jahren Berufserfahrungen haben einfließen lassen. Daher stellen BLOXS eine herausragende Entwicklung dar, die in vielen Punkten auf Spezialprodukte und Materialien Deutscher Fachfirmen zurückgreift.

Aus diesem Grund veröffentlichen wir keine Informationen über den Aufwand von Wand, Boden oder Dach. 

Gerne erläutern wir Dir im persönlichen Gespräch unsere spezielle, äußerst langlebige, hochwertige Bauweise.

Vielen Dank für Dein Verständnis.

How is the roof constructed?

Der Hausbau mit einer tragenden Stahlstruktur bringt viele Herausforderungen mit sich, da Stahl u.a. immense Wärmebrücken aufweist.

Wir haben bei der Entwicklung von BLOXS mit Experten und Bauphysikern zusammen gearbeitet, die ihr Fachwissen aus über 30 Jahren Berufserfahrungen haben einfließen lassen. Daher stellen BLOXS eine herausragende Entwicklung dar, die in vielen Punkten auf Spezialprodukte und Materialien Deutscher Fachfirmen zurückgreift.

Aus diesem Grund veröffentlichen wir keine Informationen über den Aufwand von Wand, Boden oder Dach. 

Gerne erläutern wir Dir im persönlichen Gespräch unsere spezielle, äußerst langlebige, hochwertige Bauweise.

Vielen Dank für Dein Verständnis.

How is the roof sealed?

We use a high-quality, industrial 1.5 mm thick PVC membrane to seal the roof. This form of roof insulation is mainly used in the industrial sector and is very expensive. The thickness of 1.5mm is tens of times stronger than conventional swimming pool membranes and thus guarantees durability for years.

In addition, that PVC membrane is installed in a light grey colour to reduce heating of the BLOXS by sunlight in summer.

How does rainwater run off?

The roof has a slope of around 4% and thus allows rainwater to flow to the rear. There is a main drain and an emergency drain there. A downpipe can be attached to the rear of the building if required.

Which connections are required?

Dein Grundstück benötigt folgende Infrastruktur-Voraussetzungen:

- min. 32A 400V power supply
- fresh water pipe
- sewer base pipe DIN110

How does the connection to the module work?

In the technical room there is an opening in the floor for the necessary supply connections. After successful connection, this opening is closed.

Can the roof support a green roof or roof terrace?

This is possible in principle, but of course it depends on what you want to do.

Whether your project and your ideas are possible will result from a recalculation of the statics according to your requirements.

Bedenke aber bitte:
Photovoltaik (optional) sowie die Klimaanlage benötigen auch weiterhin einen Platz auf dem Dach.

Can I also get a different type of façade?

Der Verbau von hochwertigen und langlebigen Aluminium-Verbundplatten als Fassade in unterschiedlichen Farben und Styles bietet eine breite Vielfalt an Individualisierungsmöglichkeiten.

If you would like other colours or even other materials for the façade, please contact us! Through our BLOXS individual programme, we try to meet your wishes as best as possible.

You can find out more about BLOXS individual here.

 

Can I also get a chassis as a substructure?

Not directly! BLOXS are not suitable for use on a car trailer chassis due to their dimensions and high weight.

However, if the character of a "mobile home" on wheels is to be created, we offer a roller substructure for this purpose. Feel free to contact us!

Can I also make special requests?

You want another or another window, another door, another wall, etc.?

Feel free to contact us! We try to meet your wishes through our BLOXS individual programme.

You can find out more about BLOXS individual here.

Can BLOXS be resold?

Yes, because that is exactly the advantage of BLOXS.

BLOXS is a closed system that is delivered almost completely produced in one piece. Therefore, you can also resell it in one piece. BLOXS are independent units. For further transport, only a crane and appropriate large-scale transport are required. 

BLOXS EQUIPMENT

How is hot water provided?

For the hot water supply, an electric hot water boiler from BOSCH with a capacity of 80 litres is installed in the technical room at the rear.

What type of heating is installed?

Je nach Modell verbauen wir bis zu zwei Heizsysteme parallel in einem BLOXS:

– elektrische Fussbodenheizung
– Luft-Luft-Wärmepumpe (Split-Klimaanlage)

BLOXS LIVING 30:
Im Idealfall an einem sonnigen Tag übernimmt das Solar-Luft-Kollektor-System die überwiegende Heizleistung und leitet, volldigital gesteuert, bis zu +30°C warme Luft über ein motorisches Deckenventil in Deinen BLOXS.

If this supply of heat is not enough, you can also heat electrically via the integrated heating function of the built-in air conditioning system. 

Optional kannst Du noch eine elektrische Fussbodenheizung bestellen.

BLOXS LIVING 50 und 60:
Diese beiden Modelle verfügen serienmäßig über Fussbodenheizung (elektrisch) sowie die Luft-Luft-Wärmepumpe. Wir empfehlen das “Effizienzpaket 40 plus” mit Photovoltaikanlage zubestellen, um den Strombedarf bestmöglich bereitzustellen.

Does BLOXS also offer underfloor heating?

Den BLOXS LIVING 30 kannst Du mit einer elektrischen Fußbodenheizung upgraden. Jene ist über ein Bedienelement sowie per App bedienbar.

Der BLOXS LIVING 50 und 60 verfügen serienmäßig über elektrische Fussbodenheizung.

Is an air conditioning system also installed?

Yes, we equip all BLOXS with a modern and powerful air conditioning system ex works so that you are also well prepared for super-hot summer days.

Gibt es eine Wohnraumlüftung mit Wärmerückgewinnung?

Ein absolutes Highlight stellt die zentrale Wohnraumlüftungsanlage mit 94% Wärmerückgewinnung dar, welche Deinen BLOXS stets mit Frischluft versorgt (BLOXS LIVING 50 und BLOXS LIVING 60).

Die Haupteinheit ist im Technikraum installiert. Luftkanäle in der Decke versorgen den Wohn-Essbereich sowie das Schlafzimmer mit Frischluft. Abluft wird über jeweilige Ventile im Badezimmer als auch im Technikraum abgezogen.

Due to the immediate proximity of the kitchen to the bathroom and the technical room, kitchen odours are also extracted via the valves there.

The systemiswhisper-quiet in normal operation, but allows a fresh air supply of up to 100m³/hour if required.CO2 and humidity sensors in the main unit can automatically adjust the circulation if limit values are exceeded.

You can regulate the system via a wall switch or, alternatively, conveniently via app control.

Maintenance and cleaning of the filters is easily possible via the technical room.

Can the solar air collector also heat and cool?

Das im BLOXS LIVING 30 verbaute Solar-Luft-Kollektor-System erfüllt drei wertvolle Funktionen:

- Heating
- Ventilation
- Cooling

Heating
Air heated by the sun's rays in the collector is fed into the module via a motorised plate valve. The exhaust fan in the bathroom acts as a counterpart, creating negative pressure and thus promoting air circulation. This enables a rapid exchange of air within minutes. The air flow is controlled at any time via the digital controller thanks to various measuring sensors for temperatures and humidity.

Ventilation:
As with the heating function, fresh air can also be drawn in via the roof module and flow into the interior. Good news for allergy sufferers: a filter prevents pollen from entering.

Cooling:
If the measuring sensors detect that the temperature outside is falling below the temperature inside due to sunset or precipitation, for example, the system can automatically allow colder air to flow in. This begins to cool the interior - a kind of natural air conditioning.

Fortunately, the entire system is maintenance-free.

Dieses System ist für den BLOXS LIVING 50 und 60 nicht verfügbar.

What equipment belongs to the bathroom?

We equip all BLOXS bathrooms as follows:

- handmade oak washbasin
- 40x40cm washbasin incl. Hansgrohe washbasin tap (see construction description)
- Villeroy & Boch WC incl. WC seat and WC cover with soft-closing mechanism (see construction description). WC seat and WC cover with soft-closing mechanism (see building description)
- Shower niche with drainage channel and shower fitting (see building description)
- Geberit pre-wall systems (see building description)
- Shower glass partition (see building description)(see building description)
- three sockets (230V)
- power supply for bathroom mirror
- exhaust fan
- humidity sensor
- washbasin rear wall half-height tiled with 60x60cm tiles by Villeroy & Boch (see building description)
- shower niche almost room-high tiled with 60x60cm tiles by Villeroy & Boch (see building description)

Deviations possible.

How many sockets are there in a BLOXS?

In the age of digital assistants and technical everyday helpers, there can't be enough power sockets - that's our opinion.

You can therefore rely on us to provide BLOXS with a sufficient number of sockets.

Beispiel:
der BLOXS LIVING 30 weist mehr als 30 Steckdosen auf.

Are there also sockets in the outdoor area?

Yes, of course we have also thought of sockets outside:

- two 230V sockets on the front
- one 230V socket in access panel on the rear
- one 380V power socket in access panel on the rear

The sockets in the access panel are the ideal way to charge your e-bike or even your e-car (provided you have the appropriate charging equipment).

 

Is there a TV/SAT connection?

A coaxial cable is installed in the BLOXS as standard. This leads from the intended TV position in the living room up to the roof and thus offers an ideal possibility for connecting a SAT or DVB-T2 system.

Is there a LAN connection?

We lay two LAN cables between the technical room and the living area. So you can connect your TV directly to the internet via LAN if necessary.

What can be controlled via SmartHome?

Im BLOXS LIVING 30 kannst Du per SmartHome Dinge steuern:

– Deckenbeleuchtung im Badezimmer
– Deckenbeleuchtung im Wohnraum
– Terrassenspots
– BLOXS signature LED
– BLOXS Logo
– Luft-Luft-Wärmepumpe (Klimaanlage)
– Fussbodenheizung (optional)
– Warmwasserboiler (optional)
– zentrale Wohnraumlüftungsanlage

Im BLOXS LIVING 50 und 60 kannst Du per SmartHome Dinge steuern:

– Deckenbeleuchtung im Badezimmer
– Deckenbeleuchtung im Wohnraum
– Terrassenspots
– BLOXS signature LED
– BLOXS Logo
– Luft-Luft-Wärmepumpe (Klimaanlage)
– Fussbodenheizung 
– zentrale Wohnraumlüftungsanlage
– Warmwasserboiler

A WLAN router and/or LTE modem is required for connection to your existing IT infrastructure. This is not included in the scope of delivery. However, we will be happy to advise you!

Kann ich eine Standard-Küche verbauen?

Selbstverständlich kannst Du auch eine andere Küche verbauen. 

There are sufficient sockets on the kitchen wall, also with separate fuses, as well as a cold and hot water connection as well as a waste water drain.

We will be happy to provide you with our kitchen plan so that you can use the necessary dimensions.

Can I only use BLOXS furniture?

Of course not! We have designed the living space of BLOXS in such a way that you can also place your own furniture. Feel free to use your own bed, sofa, wardrobe module, etc.

Can I place a washing machine somewhere?

BLOXS LIVING 30:
Im Technikraum unterhalb des Warmwasserboilers ist eine Anschlussmöglichkeit für eine Waschmaschine vorgehalten. Aufgrund der räumlichen Gegebenheiten kann hier nur eine kompakte Waschmaschine mit einer maximalen Breite von 45cm angeschlossen werden. Alternativ kannst Du mittig in den Technikraum auch eine 60er Waschmaschine platzieren – bei Bedarf sogar noch einen Waschtrockner oben drauf.

BLOXS LIVING 50 und 60:
hier befindet sich an der Küchenwand eine Waschmaschinenvorbereitung. Idealerweise planst Du die Platzierung der Waschmaschine in Deine Küche unterhalb des Kühlschranks im Hochschrank ein. So kannst Du die Waschmaschine bequem erreichen und bei Nichtnutzung verschwindet sie im Küchenschrank.

DELIVERY AND ASSEMBLY

Is a BLOXS delivered ready for occupancy?

Wir produzieren Deinen BLOXS nahezu komplett im Werk vor. Heißt, der BLOXS steel frame wird geschweißt, die Dämmung verbaut, die Fassade angebracht, das Dach abgedichtet, Leitungen und Kabel verlegt usw.

Am Tag der Aufstellung muss nur noch die Infrastruktur an Deinen BLOXS angeschlossen werden.

Die Installation und Inbetriebnahme der Klimaanlage oder der optionalen PV-Anlage erfolgt separat durch eine Fachfirma.

Where are BLOXS made?

We are honest and not afraid of 100% transparency.

Since we developed BLOXS in Germany and according to German quality standards in terms of architecture, statics, plumbing, electrics, SmartHome, control technology, etc., it is definitely no problem for us to have the basics of BLOXS, such as the BLOXS steel frame, manufactured in Eastern Europe.

How is a BLOXS delivered?

The delivery is made by truck. Due to the large dimensions of BLOXS, the transport is carried out as a large-volume transport.

How is a BLOXS unloaded?

BLOXS have several crane eyes on the roof, which are not visible from the side. These crane eyes are used for loading and unloading.

A crane is required for unloading at your destination. We will be happy to assist you in organising a mobile crane.

Do I need a foundation?
For a safe stand, a foundation is necessary in any case, which can also be executed as a strip or point foundation.

We ourselves recommend the "steel roots" foundation system from our partner BF tec due to its sustainability, stability and price-performance ratio.

Our show house in Wipfeld is also on steel roots.

You can find more information about steel roots here.

PROJECT CURRENT

Can I also rent a BLOXS?

Unfortunately, we do not currently offer a rental option for a BLOXS.

How do I buy a BLOXS?

As a first step, you should visit our show home in 97537 Wipfeld and take advantage of professional advice. Here you can also choose from a wide range of samples.

After we have defined your desired BLOXS together, we hand you over to our architects. They will guide you through the building application, which is mandatory almost everywhere in Germany.

Only when you have a building permit from the authorities do you get closer to the purchase by signing the purchase contract.

Can BLOXS be approved for building?

Yes, of course!

Do I need a building permit?

In Germany, you need a building permit for a BLOXS. However, if you only want to erect it for a certain period of time, for example 5 or 10 years, there is also the possibility of a "temporary building permit".

We are happy to support you with your building application in Germany.

Wie erfahre ich, ob ich einen BLOXS auf meinem Grundstück aufstellen kann/darf?

Als ersten Schritt solltest Du mit Deinem zuständigen Bauamt in Kontakt treten. Hierfür haben wir die wichtigsten Informationen über unsere BLOXS Modelle in einem PDF zusammen gefasst. Dieses kannst Du gerne Deinem Bauamt weiterleiten.

Bautechnische Kurzinformation (PDF)

Can I visit the show house in Wipfeld without an appointment?

Visits to the show house in 97537 Wipfeld are only possible after booking an appointment.

Please visit our "Live Experience" page.

Can I also try out the show house in Wipfeld?

Yes, we offer the possibility to stay in Wipfeld Probe. Not only experience the highlights of BLOXS live, but at the same time enjoy a breathtaking flair directly on the banks of the Main, and all this in the touristically attractive Franconian wine country.

You can find more information about living in a rehearsal under "Live experience".

How can I get funding for BLOXS?

We are happy to place you in the experienced hands of our partners in the financial sector. They will be happy to provide you with an individual financing offer.

Who calculates the statics?

In Germany, each building project must be individually calculated in terms of statics, as each location has its own conditions due to snow load, wind load and earthquake zone.

You will find more details on the subject of ancillary construction costs under "Project procedure".

How high are the transport costs?

Due to the implementation as a costly large-scale transport, we have to calculate the transport costs individually depending on the distance to the installation site.

You will find more details on the subject of ancillary construction costs under "Project procedure".

What additional costs can be incurred?

You will find more details on the subject of ancillary construction costs under "Project procedure".

I am not from Germany. Can I still buy a BLOXS?

BLOXS are primarily designed for the German market. Of course, they can also be set up in other countries.

Please find out to what extent special requirements/regulations apply in your country and whether these apply to BLOXS.

Feel free to contact us!

Unfortunately, we cannot support you with approval processes due to the complexity abroad.

Do I have to take care of everything on my own?

No! We are happy to support and advise you in almost all situations. For example, with the building permit procedure, with financing, with the statics calculation, with the foundation decision and much more.

FURTHER

Are the colours in the 3D configurator realistic?

Unfortunately, no. Depending on the brightness of your display, the colours appear completely different.

Only the colour samples in the Wipfeld show house can reflect the actual colours.

I can't find my favourite colour in the 3D configurator, what can I do?

Feel free to contact us! Through our BLOXS individual programme we try to meet your wishes as best as possible.

Web Augmented Reality does not work with my smartphone, what can I do?

Please consult your mobile phone manufacturer to find out whether your device already supports this function or whether additional software may be required.

Web Augmented Reality starts in the middle of the building and I only see the floor, what can I do?

Due to the large size of BLOXS, the first thing you need to do after starting Web Augmented Reality is to reduce the size of your configured BLOXS. 

To do this, you can make your BLOXS smaller by pulling two fingers together. You can also rotate your BLOXS around its own axis and position it with two fingers that move in opposite directions. After the final position and size have been found, tap once on your display. Your BLOXS is now fixed. 

I get the error "Could not load AR file". What can I do?

The representation of BLOXS models in webAR requires large amounts of data. Not all smartphones can process this amount of data correctly. Find out about the performance limits of your smartphone or contact our support.