GRIPBlock is a new Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) block that boasts all of the benefits of traditional CLT – lightweight, strength, renewability – enhanced with GRIPMetal’s patented mechanical attachment technology that makes it faster and easier to build structures than ever before.

GRIPBlock is the perfect foundation for mass timber construction projects and temporary structures alike. Because of its lightweight and strength GRIPBlock structures can be prefabricated and shipped to site, reducing construction time and costs, and greatly improving safety. By only using your hands you can construct large lego-like structures - no tools required.

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The embedded GRIPMetal bonding helps our blocks resist lateral forces similar to poured blocks.


At just under 20lbs a full GRIPBlock is far lighter than comparable cinder, concrete and even competing CLT blocks. GRIPBlocks also come in half, flat and quarter shapes to make building even faster and more flexible. GRIPBlocks will even float on water!


Embedded GRIPMetal means blocks can be stacked, like Lego. Structures can be assembled, disassembled and moved by small teams with little to no construction experience.

White Glove Service

GRIPMetal provides white glove service from the first order to your final build. Our team of expert planners and installers will help you choose the right blocks, and then deliver, assemble and remove blocks and structures right at your facility. Small teams and individuals can also quickly and easily assemble GRIPBlock structures without professional assistance.

Social Distance Quickly and Safely

GRIPBlock is being used by schools across Ontario to provide fast and safe social distancing structures.

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Self Supporting Walls. No Foundation Required.

GRIPBlock is infinitely expandable. From a basic block you can construct structural panels, walls or beams.

GRIPBlock is flexible. Use GRIPBlock for freestanding structures, privacy walls, or to reinforce existing projects.

Rental options available for assembled structures. For more information contact Mark Lavelle, Global Sales Director
(416) 627-4632

Remarkable Strength

GRIPMetal Strips, a sticky metal technology is transforming traditional wood CLT panel construction. Invented by Canadian-based NUCAP Industries, this revolutionary technology has already been adopted by global timber innovation leader Rothoblaas.

With no glue, no nails and no adhesives, GRIPBlock assemblies can clear spans of over 40 feet using any type of soft wood; a remarkable technological advancement in timber construction.

With Any Kind of Wood

These CLT-like panels made of 2x2x7" pine are secured with GRIPMetal strips. A hollow honeycomb cavity inside the block makes GRIPBlock 25% lighter than comparable materials of the same size.

Virtually any wood can be used. Because of the GRIPMetal strips the wood fibers will never ‘roll’ as they do in other cross laminate assemblies. Light, strong and affordable, GRIPMetal is the future of CLT.