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What is the BONO.BLOCK?

Developed by Alfons Schwiderski and Udo Greif and registered as a novel invention with the European Patent Office, the BONO.BLOCK is both a building element and a construction system. The BONO.BLOCK’s basic module has a rectangular shape consisting of four side elements. With connectors on the cross sides, it can be easily slotted together. This allows a quick and simple construction of building walls, even for DIY builders. The BONO.BLOCK elements interlock, resulting in a stable structure.

What is the BONO.BLOCK made of?

The BONO.BLOCK is made of wood. Wood is a natural and renewable resource that offers excellent structural and constructional properties. Wood is one of the oldest building materials. It can be easily processed, allowing construction projects to be completed efficiently, effectively, and very quickly. Another advantage of wood is its optimal carbon footprint. Wood is regenerative and permanently sequesters CO2.

How environmentally-friendly is the BONO.BLOCK?

The BONO.BLOCK is very eco-friendly as it is made from natural and renewable materials that store CO2. It is part of the circular economy in construction, as each BONO.BLOCK can be deconstructed and reused. The design allows recycled materials (formwork panels, kitchen fronts, etc.) for use.

What makes the BONO.BLOCK unique?

The BONO.BLOCK is designed to be resource-saving. The individual BONO.BLOCK elements can be fitted together very quickly and easily. Inside, a cavity is created that can be filled with various materials depending on the requirements. All materials can be flexibly chosen, allowing the BONO.BLOCK to be used worldwide with local resources.

Why is the first BONO.BLOCK building being constructed in Dortmund?

Udo Greif, one of the BONO.BLOCK’s inventors, is from Dortmund and has an excellent local network. The land on which the first BONO.BLOCK building project is being constructed belongs to a church congregation that supports our vision and has provided the land for use free of charge.

How will the BONO.BLOCK building in Dortmund be used?

The BONO.BLOCK building in Dortmund will cover approximately 70m2 and consist of an open space. This space will serve a dual purpose: firstly, as a showroom for the BONO.BLOCK, where visitors can view the building element and method on real constructed walls. The walls will not be plastered inside, making the BONO.BLOCK visible as a wall element. Additional information will be provided. Furthermore, the building will serve as a meeting place and can be booked for events.

Can I, as a novice, build a building with the BONO.BLOCK?

The BONO.BLOCK adheres to the principles of simple building, making it possible for novices to construct the walls of a building. However, completing a building involves further steps, such as roof construction, facade cladding, interior finishing, and installations, which typically cannot be done by novices alone but require professional involvement. Nonetheless, the modular construction process can achieve significant cost and time savings compared to conventional building methods.

Can the BONO.BLOCK be used for any building?

Due to its high flexibility, the BONO.BLOCK is suitable and planned for a wide range of applications, from simple tiny houses to multi-story buildings.

Is construction with the BONO.BLOCK building system safe and stable?

Yes, the BONO.BLOCK building system has been developed considering architectural and structural principles. Its construction and stability are based on the proven, extensive expertise of the inventors Udo Greif and Alfons Schwiderski in numerous construction projects.