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Insulated building blocks: Cambridge, ON manufacturer has something really cool

Ben Polley, one of Canada's leading sustainable/green builders, gives us the lowdown on a Canadian-made insulated block option

Last week, John Bleasby wrote a post called “New Ways to Build with Blocks.” He highlighted four types of building blocks/bricks that have high insulation values: Apex Block, Bautex Block, Omni Block and Aerobricks. All are manufactured and distributed in the U.S., with Canadian distribution pending in some cases.

Thanks to Ben Polley, Evolve Builders Group, Guelph, ON, for tipping us off to a Canadian-made product along the lines of the above….

This is very interesting John. Several products here that are new to me; even if I am not sure that they are ideal for our work, am always keen to see what is new to the market and/or coming domestically.

Here is another similar product (for above grade walls only, in particular for sound or fire separation) that is already available in Canada and in fact developed/manufactured in Cambridge, ON: a mortarless, aerated concrete, interlocking block

Ben Polley


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