Residential and Commercial Building
Zipblocks are great for residential and commercial building. Hybrid designs allow for seamless connectivity between panels and walls.
We Offer Three Residential and Commercial Building Technologies
Zipblock Modular Construction Systems Solve Many Residential and Commercial Building Issues
Even after centuries of residential and commercial building, a lot of building technologies more often than not tend to conflict with our initial expectations. While we crave predictability, reality often times brings us unforeseen cost overruns, measurement inaccuracies, and unanticipated delays brought on by logistical and technical developments.
Zipblock building products and building methodologies prohibit many of the problems that are common with other building methods and systems. When we created our product suite we kept you in mind. We rethought how use modern building materials in very simplistic and innovative ways. The byproduct of this development process is our hybrid Zipblock building system.
We call our system a hybrid system primarily because, in the course of building a wall, you can switch between using Zipblock panels and Zipblock blocks wherever and whenever you want! Everything fits. Everything interlocks. With Zipblocks there is no room for error as all Zipblock building products are based on lengths of cubes extending to different heights and widths. With Zipblocks, everything lines up, just the same as do toy building bricks. The only room for error is if you stick a brick in the wrong place.
So, with our system, you can build out all the walls of a structure just as easily as you can assemble something from toy bricks. The snug, fully interlocking nature of our cube-based products forces wall assemblies to maintain rigid and precise positions.
Just a little bit extra to think about here before we move on because we think the next few points are very important.
When you build walls using our polyurethane foam blocks and panels, you are in effect building walls out of pure polyurethane foam insulation that will support a roof. Depending on the type of Zipblock products used, our polyurethane foam panels and blocks will easily support between 50 to 100 lbs. per square inch! So, to support a roof on top of foam walls you simply place a layer of steel over the top to disperse the loads that will be imposed by the loads that roof trusses must support. There’s a bit more to it than this, as the roof trusses and wall need to be tied down and etc., but at this point, this is as technical as we want to get.
The main point of all this is that when you build walls with Zipblock panels and blocks, you are building a wall that will support your roof and you are also making a direct investment into insulation that will be keeping your energy bills down for years to come. Polyurethane foam has many other benefits as well, more to come on this.
Because we get asked about this very frequently, we will mention this here. To erect multistory buildings you can simply use 8 inch thick panels and blocks at lower building levels. Concrete and rebar can be added to some of the chases to provide additional support where needed.