Deck blocks were introduced 25 years ago in the USA and since then instant foundation blocks have been embraced worldwide for creating strong and stable foundations for both professional and DIY projects.
Handi Blocks are Australian-made from Evo-Crete, an ultra-lightweight concrete alternative, with each block weighing approximately eight kilograms. They are three times lighter than standard concrete with a proprietary blend of fibre reinforcing, adding strength and durability.
Handi Blocks are an extremely popular alternative to digging holes, mixing concrete and waiting for it to set.
As more than just a deck foundation, Handi Blocks are a versatile utility block and the options are endless for how you can use them to make completing your projects a breeze. Handi Blocks are a popular multi-purpose foundation for a range of home improvement projects including decks, garden sheds, landings, pathways, raised walkways, cubby houses, dog shelters and more.
Note: As always it is recommended to check your local building guidelines before starting any construction. We always suggest you get the thumbs up from your local council before starting your project.
"We had a difficult location to build on - a large concrete block covering an old septic tank plus it was on gentle sloping land. I first thought the Handi Blocks would not be a suitable product to use but as it turned out they were perfect for the site and saved us oodles of time and money! Using the blocks requires no digging, just lay them down and presto, foundations. We had a space between the wall and the septic tank cover that didn't allow a full Handi Block to fit in but the Handi Blocks cut easily, very easily with a saw.
The foundations were down in less than half an hour and ready to be built on. Due to the sloping land we needed to level the deck by placing upright posts into the Handi Blocks, this was very simple to do. Then it was just a matter of laying the joists and decking timber. We opted for a split level deck plus with having to deal with the additional cutting of timber for the uprights it did, of course, take longer than an hour however not having to dig and cement in footings saved us an incredible amount of time plus it allowed us to build in an area that we would otherwise not been able to.
We were very impressed with the product - easy to use, lightweight, durable and affordable!"