Thumbs Up for Eco
As a very hands on builder, Adam
Guerassimoff of JADA Building Services is
always keen to trial new products and try new
ideas. After talking to Michael Falloon from Gladstone
Bricks Sales on alternative methods of forming up for the
construction of his new pool, Adam was convinced that the
new Eco-blocks Michael recommended would be perfect.
“There were a number of reasons I
decided to give them a try,” he said. “Michael
really knows his stuff and I was happy to take
his advice in this matter. I saw this as a good
opportunity to try the product on my own construction
project to see how it went. The blocks turned out to be
very cost effective, very manageable and easy to use.”.............Read
Thank you for all your help throughout the construction of our house. It
wouldn't have been the same without you. Your tireless support made the
building process a whole lot easier than it would have otherwise been
and your superb product gave us a house far better than we'd hoped for.
Our choice to use Eco-block was a fortuitous one. As you know, we
originally designed the house in .............Read
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you personally for your
enthusiasm and efforts with our project. When I initially contemplated
going with an alternative building system to Besser Blocks I had no idea
how simple it would be. The thing that convinced me was the discussion I
had with the owner at Pinjarra Hills. The simplicity of Eco Blocks is
fantastic and the options of different thickness walls is great. To be
able to use the same shell and just change the connectors is so simple.
As a civil engineer with mainly a construction background I have been
interested in the concept of Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF) ever since I happened to
see its use in Sweden some 20 or so years ago.
My experience has been as a contractor on civil engineering structures
such as a dry dock, wharves, bridges, retaining walls etc where the
formwork component of the concrete construction activity is the key
element in the success of the finished product .......
Over four years ago we decided to use the
EcoBlock system to renovate our Queenslander, by building in underneath.
The Ecoblock system offered a lot of
initial advantages. As an Engineer I found these attractive.
We were able to
eliminate external retaining walls as the Ecoblock system allowed us to
integrate retaining walls in the design. This saved a lot of time and
money and allowed extra space. The system was
fast and we were not reliant on difficult to get qualified trades such
as carpenters and long lead times in some timber materials.
We were able to contribute some of our own labour and this
allowed the family to be more involved and connected to the building
What we have found
since the build is many other advantages that we were told about, but to
be honest I was sceptical that they would be as good.
All four bedrooms were to be
air-conditioned and the children were insistent on this, we installed
fans, with the view that air-conditioning would be installed later when
we did upstairs. We have not installed Air-conditioning downstairs, and
find with Ecoblock we do not need it. The downstairs does not have
heating either. We also
notice that the house is quieter downstairs.
We are very happy to have used Ecoblock and would recommend it to anyone