Frequently asked questions
Below is a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding your EBS Block. If your question isn't answered below, please don't hesitate to contact us and we'll get back to you quickly with a response.
What is the difference between models?
|I,H,C,U column beam post||INCLUDED||INCLUDED|
|BRONYA Classic - heat barrier paint to all columns & beams X 2||INCLUDED||INCLUDED|
|Metal roofing||COLORBOND 0.8MM||COLORBOND 0.8MM|
|Floor decor||VINYL WOOD PLANK||VINYL WOOD PLANK|
|Cladding||SMART WOOD PLANK||SMART WOOD PLANK|
|Wall Finishing||SANDWICH PANEL||OPTIONAL|
|Curtain & Blinds||NOT INCLUDED||NOT INCLUDED|
|Door & Window - Aluminium frame||50MM||50MM|
|Door & Window - Laminated safety glass||8MM||8MM|
|Aluminium sandwich insulated panel 100mm||INCLUDED||INCLUDED|
|External & Internal building Resistant heat & cold coating||BRONYA CLASSIC||BRONYA CLASSIC|
|SERVICES - AVAILABLE TO CONNECT TO MAIN|
|Lighting - Down-light||WIRE INSTALLED||INCLUDED|
|Lighting - Fluorescent||WIRE INSTALLED||INCLUDED|
|Lighting - Outdoor||WIRE INSTALLED||INCLUDED|
|Powerpoint - Double||WIRE INSTALLED||INCLUDED|
|Distribution board - Circuit Breaker||NOT INCLUDED||INCLUDED|
|Water - Hot & Cold||PIPE INSTALLED||INCLUDED|
|Waste Pipe||PIPE INSTALLED||INCLUDED|
|Air conditioning / Heater||NOT INCLUDED||INCLUDED|
|FEATURES & FITTINGS|
|Smoke detector||NOT INCLUDED||INCLUDED|
|Exhaust fan||NOT INCLUDED||INCLUDED|
|Kitchen back wall||NOT INCLUDED||GLASS SPLASH BACK|
|Cabinet & Doors||NOT INCLUDED||WOOD|
|Benchtop||NOT INCLUDED||ARTIFICIAL GRANITE|
|Range hood||NOT INCLUDED||INCLUDED|
|BATHROOM & LAUNDRY|
|Bathroom - Vanity||NOT INCLUDED||INCLUDED|
|Laundry tub||NOT INCLUDED||INCLUDED|
|Floor||BASIC FLOOR||WATERPROOF VINYL|
|Exhaust fan||NOT INCLUDED||INCLUDED|
How is power connected?
Very much like a motorhome and RV you will need a 15 amp, 3 pin plug electrical extension cord/lead. The female socket on the corner of the house would require a 15amp cord to be connected to main power supply.
How do I get Fresh Hot and Cold Running Water?
There are water pipes running throughout the EBS Block from kitchen and bathroom which leads to the connection socket on the outside of the house. These pipes will feed the taps, the hot water system unit within the house, the shower and the toilet. The outlet is located on the external corner of the house where you would need to connect this to a fresh water supply exactly how you would for a motorhome. Grey water pipe also connect in the same way which will run into your drain pipe. If you’re looking at placing the EBS Block in an area without connection to water or sewage, it is recommended that you install a portable water tank to supply your water and a composting toilet.
How is plumbing and waste connected?
Similar to fresh water, a waste water connection would also need to be connected to the house again on the outside corner of the EBS Block. The pipe will run within the house and the output needs to be connected up to your drain system. For a long term settlement, you should get a plumber to connect these up to the main drainage system.
What is the size/dimensions of EBS Block?
EBS Block open up to a 54m2 living area. This includes the bathroom and kitchen.
Here is a few plans to show you dimensions and ideas on how it can be used.
Can you connect more than one EBS Block together?
EBS Block is a modular home. Our unit is built in such a way that connecting more than one together is made possible.
The standard size for each EBS Block is 54m2, however if you’re looking for a larger home, two or even more EBS Blocks can be placed together to double or triple the size
Below is an example of how 3 units can be connected up to create a big family home.
Do you have solar power options?
At the moment we do not have a solar panel system for the EBS Block. We are working with distributors that will be supplying this an other Eco EBS Block. We will update as we have further development on this.
Aren't shipping containers just hot ovens when they are used for homes?
Absolutely not! Sure if you’re talking about just a basic shipping container, but EBS Block uses a technology called Bronya Classic to insulate the steel structure, preventing it from being heat conductive. This high preforming material has a temperature resistance between -60’C to +250’C. The surround walls of the unit also has a layer of insulation, keeping the house cool in the hot climate and warm in the cold. The standard unit has R-Value of R50 for the Roof, R55 for the walls and R39 for the floor.
What about rust and corrosion? Won't a metal shipping container rust quite easily?
No. Don’t forget that EBS Block is a shipping container. This is used for ocean shipping which is constantly exposed to high humidity and saltwater. A shipping container is a special, non-corrosive Corten steel, then when coated with the Bronya Class paint, it becomes virtually rust proof and also prevents mildew and mould.
Are EBS houses hurricane proof?
Once closed back into its container form, your house is extremely solid in tornadoes or hurricane. We use ISBU containers which can withstand wind of up to 200km/h on a solid foundation.
Where is EBS Block made?
EBS Block is an Australian company, however your EBS Block is constructed in our factory in Vietnam.
Where do you ship to?
EBS Block will ship to all areas of the globe.
We do not charge any extra for shipping cost and insurance cost.
Once the container arrives into your port, it is then your responsibility and any local duties, taxes and port charges is the responsibility of the buyer.
Will EBS Block have the correct standard for my country?
EBS Block works with local distributor to customise the unit to fit the local market including design, building standards and regulation for the area. You can rest assure that all requirements of building regulations are met and will work for your region when purchased from your local distributor.
What is the warranty on EBS Block?
Your EBS Block has a warranty for all parts against defects in materials or workmanship for one years under normal use. During the Warranty Period, we will repair or replace, at no charge, products or parts of the EBS Block that proves defective. This warranty does not cover any problem that is caused by misuse, abuse, neglect, improper transportation or installation, disasters such as fire, flood, lightning or improper electric current or alteration made to the mechanical parts of the product.