Do you have a question about EverBlock? Browse the below list of frequently asked questions. Click the question to go directly to the answer. If you do not see an answer to your question email us at [email protected]
- What is EverBlock Systems?
- What are the benefits of using EverBlock?
- How big are the blocks?
- Is EverBlock patented?
- Who uses EverBlock?
- Where to begin if I want to design?
- How are the shipments sent?
- How much is shipping and what are the lead-times?
- Do you ship internationally?
- What colours do the blocks come in?
- How much do EverBlocks cost? Are any discounts available?
- Are EverBlocks soundproof?
- Have EverBlocks Gone Through A Fire Test?
- Can I build a house with EverBlock?
- Does EverBlock offer roofing?
- Are EverBlocks waterproof?
WHAT IS EVERBLOCK SYSTEMS?
EverBlock is a modular building block system that allows you to build nearly anything. Through the use of interconnecting blocks, users are able to stack and stagger blocks to create all types of shapes and structures. With EverBlock, one can build walls, partitions, room dividers, modular furniture, office cubicles, booths and displays, catering bars and risers, tent walls, event decor, podiums, backdrops, illuminated structures and so much more.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING EVERBLOCK?
Having a modular system like EverBlock allows for tremendous flexibility. No tools, contractors or extra building materials are required. Our blocks are designed to be used over and over again to create all sorts of unique and fun structures and objects. Moving from your home or office? Simply break down your EverBlock room divider or furniture and bring it with you to your new location. Need to use EverBlock for another application? Simply reconfigure your blocks into whatever you may need. EverBlock has unlimited uses and lifelong value.
HOW BIG ARE EVERBLOCKS?
There are 5 block sizes and two size finishing caps: Full Block, Half Block, Quarter Block, Line Block and Single Lug Block:
- Full-size Block: 12″L x 6″W x 6″H (+1″ for lugs) 2.3 lbs.
- Line Block: 12″L x 3″W x 6″H (+1″ for lugs) 1.12 lbs.
- Half-size Block: 6″L x 6″W x 6″H (+1″ for lugs) 1.0 lbs.
- Quarter-size Block: 3″L x 6″W x 6″H (+1″ for lugs) 0.5 lbs.
- Single Lug Block: 3″L x 3″W x 6″H (+1″ for lugs) .24 lbs.
- Finishing Cap: 12″L x 6″W x 1.1″H / 0.25 lbs.
- Quarter Cap: 3″L x 6″W x 1.25″H / .10 lbs.
- Full-size Block: 30.48cm L x 15.24cm W x 15.24cm H (+2.54cm for lugs) – 1.04kg
- Line Block: 30.48cm L x 7.62cm W x 15.24cm H (+2.54cm for lugs) – 0.39kg
- Half-size Block: 15.24cm L x 15.24cm W x 15.24cm H (+2.54cm for lugs) – 0.41kg
- Quarter-size Block: 7.62cm L x 15.24cm W x 15.24cm H – 0.24kg
- Single lug Block: 7.62cm L x 7.62cm W x 15.24cmH (+2.54cm for lug) – 0.11kg
- Finishing cap: 30.48cm L x 15.24 W x 2.8cm H – 0.18kg
- Quarter Cap: 7.62cm L x 15.24cm W x 3.17cm H – 0.04kg
IS EVERBLOCK PATENTED?
Yes! EverBlock is covered by several USA and international patents covering both its block design and its shelving and desk system.
EverBlock is NOT affiliated with The Lego Corporation, though we are big fans of their products. EverBlock is dimensionally and structurally very different from Legos both in size and in the ratio of length to width to height. Besides for the obvious size and shape differences, EverBlock’s have a unique square lug-locking feature which hold the blocks together. The undercarriage of each block is designed for durability and weight loading and contains structural cross ribbing, which also serve as receivers for the square connector lugs. In addition to these big differences, our blocks have their own unique colour choices and incorporate cable channels to run wires, cords, and lights. The original Legos block patent expired in 1989 with the others expiring over the years.
WHO USES EVERBLOCK?
EverBlock is used and loved in a multitude of industries; special events and trade shows, interior design and architecture (for modular furniture, room dividers and walls), modular exhibits and retail displays, modular buildings, office walls, cubicles, furniture & decor, educational STEM learning as well as gardening borders, decor, props and scenery, team building, Christmas trees and more! EverBlock’s enthusiasts are those who think outside of the ‘block’. The uses of EverBlock are limited only by the imagination.
WHERE TO BEGIN IF I NEED A DESIGN BUILD OF EVERBLOCK?
EverBlock has a simple and fun 3D Virtual Builder tool which enables users to build and design their objects and structures. Browse the design library and drop one of our hundreds of pre-built designs into the builder to serve as the basis for your build. Modify block colours, accessories and designs right from within the 3D Builder. Please visit the following link to access the 3D Virtual Builder: https://build.everblockaustralia.com.au/
For design assistance and guidance you can also email [email protected] or call us at +61-416-247-383
HOW STABLE IS AN EVERBLOCK WALL?
EverBlock’s are very easy to use, build and design with. When building walls we recommend building in a “brick lay” or “staggered” block pattern. In this way the blocks are reinforced from below and above and connected instead of being stacked directly on top of the other. We also recommend adding columns in the form of “L’s” or “T’s” to each side of a wall, for additional support. In walls longer than 5ft. we recommend adding a middle column as well. Learn more via our Building Techniques and Advanced Building Techniques pages.
WHAT ARE EVERBLOCKS MADE OF?
The blocks are made of a high impact polypropylene plastic with colour additives. Each block is also outfitted with UV inhibitors to protect the coloUr and material if used outdoors. EverBlock meets all standards for material safety for both children and adults.
CAN I INCLUDE A DOOR OR SHELVING?
- Yes, accordion door systems are available which work seamlessly with the blocks. The shelving units are metal and can hold up to 200 pounds. There are also several shelving type units available in varying sizes. See more information on our Building Techniques page.
- If you want to insert your own door, window, or accessory, we recommend reinforcing the area around the object with columns and framing out the area as you would a traditional door or window. We can provide all the necessary “How-to” information, just ask us!
CAN I HANG A SWINGING DOOR?
It is possible to attach an aftermarket accordion door by fastening the track to our 48″ Lintel Piece, creating a 36″ doorway. Alternatively, we have had customers use a local contractor to frame out a door, as they would a traditional door and the install the door in the framing. This requires reinforcement of the blocks surrounding the door.
WHO IS THE BRAINS BEHIND EVERBLOCK?
The EverBlock concept was created by Founder and CEO, Arnon Rosan. Prior to EverBlock Systems, Mr. Rosan founded and operated Signature Systems Group – the world’s largest manufacturer of modular plastic flooring, fencing and roadway systems for all types of events, retail, military, construction, industrial and specialty operations.
WHERE IS EVERBLOCK MANUFACTURED?
EverBlock is proudly 100% manufactured in Bronx, New York, USA.
HOW ARE THE SHIPMENTS SENT?
EverBlocks are either shipped in large boxes via local courier services, or on pallet, depending on what is most efficient.
HOW MUCH IS SHIPPING AND WHAT ARE THE LEAD-TIMES?
Based from Sydney, deliveries to local destinations are individually quoted based on the size/ weight of the order, location, and lead-time preference. Once we have an idea of the quantity of EverBlocks you may wish to order, kindly supply us with your delivery address, including your post code, and we will be happy to source a delivery cost to you.
Usually, your order can be packed and prepared for dispatch 3-5 business days from receipt of payment. Depending on location, delivery would be about 3-7 business days from departure of our warehouse (sometimes quicker, depending on warehouse activity). Lead times may be affected by the size of any order versus what is currently in stock.
WHAT COLOURS DO EVERBLOCKS COME IN?
EverBlock offers a wide palette of colour options and come in 16 standard colours: see our colours section under Features & Specs.
HOW MUCH DO EVERBLOCKS COST? ARE ANY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE?
Our blocks range in price from $6 for a single lug block to $13.50 for a full size block. You can get a full price list by clicking the link below, and keep in mind that we offer discounts for large quantities.
Pre-created packages have already been designed for your convenience, however we can also custom design a combination to suit your needs and/or budget.
Let us know if we can help you configure how many blocks you may need for a project. Contact us here!
ARE EVERBLOCKS SOUNDPROOF?
EverBlocks have surprisingly good sound qualities (better than most standard temporary walls). The Full Blocks each have eight 3 inch x 3 inch hollow chamgers, providing a minimum of 6 inches of air, and 3 layers of plastic.
HAVE EVERBLOCKS GONE THROUGH A FIRE TEST?
EverBlock’s have a fire rating of UL 94HB, which means that the blocks have a slow burn rate. The blocks will not flare up when exposed to an open flame.
CAN I BUILD A HOUSE WITH EVERBLOCK?
If you can think it, you can build it, of course subject to the limitations of block sizes and shape. Click here for a real life example of an EverBlock house!
There are BIG plans with EverBlock in the very near future. In time EverBlock will introduce and expand upon the block system. As of yet, we have not had time to do all of the necessary testing to offer EverBlock as fully rated building material. That said we are happy to help you come up with creative ways to use the EverBlock within your construction project. We have helped guide EverBlock users in building permanent outbuildings with concrete flooring, rebar reinforcement and various roofing types.
DOES EVERBLOCK OFFER ROOFING?
For smaller structures the blocks can serve as a roof, but are not waterproof. For larger builds we suggest building out the roof as a traditional lumber frame, with corrugated plastic sheets and corrugated connectors.
ARE EVERBLOCKS WATERPROOF?
The blocks themselves are waterproof.
When building walls and structures, we suggest water and wind-proofing vinyl sheets added to the blocks, which creates waterproof walls.
DO YOU INSTALL?
The EverBlock System is actually very easy to put together; no tools, glue, or material handling equipment is required to build structures of nearly any size –and it is a lot of fun!
The use of the 3D builder on our website is not only great for planning and design, it also creates a PDF document with step-by-step instructions on how to build your structure.
If, however, you do not feel confident installing your structure on your own (or with your fellow building team), it may be helpful to source local assistance, such as a handy person or builder, for example.