Production and construction
Highest construction quality from own manufacture
Trust is good, control is better! For this reason, we have consciously decided to take the step towards our own BLOXS manufacture. Only in this way can we guarantee the highest quality and best use of materials.
Our BLOXS factory was newly built in early summer 2022 and is located in the hinterland of Bratislava (Slovakia), not far from the Austrian capital Vienna. From here, our modular houses go to their proud owners in almost finished condition by means of large-volume transport.
Maximum efficiency and living environment
All building materials and equipment in BLOXS are chosen to contribute as an ensemble to maximum efficiency as well as the best possible living environment.
BLOXS are a place to feel good.
Solid wood construction (BSP)
Wood fiber insulation
Thermal bridge optimization
cents. Residential ventilation
Humidity and heat recovery
Excellent construction due to solid wood panels (BSP)
In recent years, various types of timber construction have become established in house building. In the modular house sector in particular, these include steel frame, timber frame and solid wood panel (BSP) construction. The construction method with solid wood panels is one of the highest quality, most durable and longest-lasting construction methods. Here, the load-bearing framework is not based on a wooden framework, but on full-surface cross-laminated timber boards, which consist of at least three layers of cross-laminated timber (CLT). The cross-lamination gives the wood panels a strength that exceeds that of solid structural timber (KVH).
Excellent living room climate
BSP solid wood panels bring a variety of advantages. For one thing, those boards are dried and do not carry moisture into the structure. Nevertheless, they have a large, specific heat and moisture storage capacity. Due to a strongly pronounced phase shift, additional summer heat protection is achieved. All in all, these advantages result in an excellent indoor climate. It should also be mentioned that the production and processing is very low in energy, which means that the sustainability effects are immense.
Since this advantageous design is not only one of the highest quality, but also the most costly, only a few manufacturers use it.
For our BLOXS modules we use 100mm thick BSP solid wood panels.
MINIMIZE THERMAL BRIDGES - INCREASE EFFICIENCY
A modern building is characterized by excellent thermal insulation properties, resulting in a particularly low U-value. A major contribution to this is made by wooden web beams, which reduce the thermal bridges in the walls to a minimum, but are not inferior to solid structural timber (KVH) in terms of strength. For this reason, we install high-quality STEICOwall beams in the outer walls and STEICOjoist beams in the roof.
Another advantage of web beams:
Despite the same strength, they are up to 30 percent lighter than solid wood. Especially in modular construction, this is an immense and sustainable advantage with regard to transport and crane outlays for reaching the site.
BLOXS wall construction
Innovative for excellent efficiency and durability
Due to our construction method with solid wood panels (BSP), our wall construction also represents an extravagance. A combination of innovative and sustainable materials achieves not only excellent values in thermal insulation, but above all extremely high strength and durability.
U-value: 0.18 W/(m²K)
Wall thickness: approx. 36 cm
(A) 12,5mm gypsum fiberboard
(B) 100mm solid wood board BSP
(C) variable moisture vapor retarder
(D) STEICOwall stay beam
(E) 160mm STEICOzell wood fiber blow-in insulation
(F) 40mm STEICOprotect wood fiber insulation boards
(H) ACP facade with rear ventilation
BLOXS roof structure
A flat roof with outstanding values
The greatest heat loss occurs through roof surfaces. Therefore, this area must be particularly well insulated. Our roof construction is not only convincing due to its outstanding insulation values, but also due to the installation of innovative products such as the STEICOjoist web beams to reduce thermal bridges or a bitumen roofing membrane that can filter nitrogen oxides from the ambient air. Our flat roof meets the requirements for hard roofing and therefore without green roof or overlay (e.g. gravel).
U-value: 0.11 W/(m²K)
Roof thickness: approx. 49-58 cm
(A) Hasse Kubidritt Classic ReduX
(B) Hasse Kubiflex SSB
(C) Hasse Kubivent SN-H
(D) 80mm STEICOroof dry wood fiber insulation boards
(E) Vapor barrier
(F) 22mm OSB
(G) 240mm - 320mm STEICOzell wood fiber blow-in insulation*
(H) STEICOjoist web joist
( I ) variable moisture vapor retarder
( J) 15mm OSB
(K) Installation level
(L) 12,5mm gypsum fiberboard
BLOXS floor structure
Ideal protection against cold from below
If you place your BLOXS on a point/strip foundation or steelroots, for example, cold air will flow under the building. Therefore, our floor structure also has a strong construction with convincing insulation values. The infrared heating (IR) installed in the floor in the form of carbon heating mats contributes a large part to the feel-good climate.
U-value: 0.19 W/(m²K)
Floor thickness: approx. 29 cm
(A) WINEO Pureline Bioboden 1200 XXL with impact sound insulation
(B) Aqua Stop PE foil
(C) Infrared carbon heating mat
(D) Heating film carpet pad
(E) 22mm OSB board
(F) moisture variable vapor barrier
(G) solid structural timber (KVH)
(H) 240mm STEICOflex wood fiber insulation
(I) 15mm fiber cement board
Premium class windows
Aluminum windows with triple glazing
Another highlight of our BLOXS models are the aluminum windows and doors. We use high-quality windows and doors from the manufacturer ALUPROF, which is one of the leading European manufacturers. Almost all doors, windows and glazing on the BLOXS are also certified according to RC2 resistance class and thus offer a high level of protection against burglary.
All windows and doors have excellent U-values between 0.9 - 1.2 W/(m²K) and thus make a major contribution to the energy efficiency of a BLOXS.
Living quality through indoor climate
Central living room ventilation system
A central residential ventilation system represents an absolute premium comfort equipment. This system supplies the rooms in your BLOXS with fresh air in exchange for exhaust air. To ensure that as little energy as possible is lost during this air exchange, up to 94 percent of heat is recovered via the heat exchanger. The enthalpy exchanger is an absolute highlight. It can extract up to 45 percent moisture from the exhaust air and return it to the fresh air. Unhealthy dry room air, especially in the winter months, is thus a thing of the past.
The living room ventilation system is also equipped with a CO2 and humidity sensor in the exhaust air. If the system detects, for example, that you are taking a shower or that your friends are visiting and the CO2 content in the air increases, the air flows are automatically adjusted for the best possible indoor climate.