LIGNACITE LTD

NORFOLK HOUSE
HIGH STREET
BRANDON
SUFFOLK IP27 0AX

Tel: 01842 810678
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Suppliers of: Concrete Blocks Masonry Blocks Dense Concrete Blocks Cast Stone blocks facing Blocks Concrete Blocks Concrete Soffit Blocks concrete

Lignacite are a leading manufacturer of concrete and masonry products and have one of the most efficient and modern manufacturing sites in the U.K. The company has become renowned for its range of specialist facing masonry, standard commodity blocks and carbon neutral blocks.

Sustainable and Environmentally Sensitive Manufacturing

Lignacite sets the standards for sustainable and environmentally sensitive manufacturing. Our curing chambers re-use heat given off by the exothermic reaction between cement and water and when additional heat is needed, gas emissions are pumped back into the chambers, where blocks absorb CO2.

All water used at Brandon comes from a on site borehole, and is recycled at up to 5000 gallons / hour. Sand and aggregate quarried on land adjacent to the plant saves around 36,000 lorry journeys over the period of extraction. The land is then restored on an annual basis for wildlife conservation.

Product Video: View Product Video on Sustainable Masonry

Main Product Ranges:

Lignacite Carbon Buster: The first GENUINE carbon negative block. We have evolved our original Lignacite mix to include C8Agg® material which has produced the first genuinely carbon negative block on the market.

Facing Masonry Blocks

All our products are Kitemarked as conforming to BS EN 771-3 Aggregate Concrete Masonry Units. They comply with category 1 Masonry Units and are manufactured under a quality assurance scheme certified to BS EN 9001:2000. Special shapes and beam lintels are also available.

Facing Masonry Range - Original: Lignacite Ltd Original Facing Masonry products are designed for internal or external situations combining inherent self-finished decorative appeal with strength and durability.

Facing Masonry Range - Premier: Premier Facing Masonry should be used where a smooth surface and accurate dimensions are required. The fine texture of the block creates a clean, crisp edge that will enhance design details.

Facing Masonry Range - Sahara: Sahara medium density Facing Masonry products are particularly close textured, providing a very close grained surface similar to that of natural sandstone or bathstone.

Facing Masonry Range - Lignastone: Lignastone is an extremely durable ‘cast stone’ product of the highest quality. Inherent high strength is achieved using a finely textured mix, providing the capacity to replicate intricate details.

 Facing Masonry Range - Riverbed: Manufactured from cement, sand and riverbed gravel, enhanced with pigments, in a choice of three finishes, available in a range of thicknesses and strengths, in solid, hollow and cellular forms.

 Facing Masonry Range - RoofBLOCK: RoofBLOCK is an alternative to wooden or uPVC soffits and fascias. As well as providing a striking detail to the building, it strengthens the roof and also helps to speed up construction.

 Facing Masonry Range - Stone Faced Masonry: Stone Faced Masonry is an extremely durable cost effective ’granite or marble’ product of the highest quality and strength.

Commodity Blocks

All our products are Kitemarked as conforming to BS EN 771-3 Aggregate Concrete Masonry Units. They comply with category 1 Masonry Units and are manufactured under a quality assurance scheme assessed and certified to BS EN 9001:2000 by the British Standards Institute.

Commodity Blocks - Lignacite: Lignacite concrete blocks comprise a range of medium density loadbearing units, used in internal or external walls. Lignacite blocks contribute to sound environmental practices as they contain graded wood particles, a selected waste wood product as an alternative aggregate. They also provide exceptional sound reduction qualities.

Commodity Blocks - Fibo Blocks: Fibo is an excellent light weight house builder block. The block is manufactured from expanded clay lightweight aggregate, and contains up to 24% recycled aggregates by volume.

Commodity Blocks - Ashlite: Ashlite is a light weight, robust and durable block ideal for plastering and flooring. The blocks are manufactured from cement, sand, ash and other lightweight aggregates, and contains up to 100% recycled aggregates by volume and is compliant with the BREEAM standard.

 Commodity Blocks - Lignacrete: Lignacrete is a robust and durable block that provides a good background for fixing, and that has excellent acoustic properties and thermal capacity. Lignacrete blocks are used in internal or external walls and manufactured from cement, sand and dense aggregates, and contains up to 20% recycled aggregates by volume.

Commodity Blocks - Houseblock: A versatile lightweight aggregate for use in housing, extensions and other buildings. Houseblock 1100 contains up to 85% recycled aggregates by volume.

These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

1. Lignacite Design Guidance Book 040917
Facing Masonry blocks

Published [09/02/18]File size [16438 KB]

2. Lignacite Corporate Brochure 2017
Facing Masonry Range, concrete blocks

Published [09/02/18]File size [8461 KB]

3. Lignacite Wall U Values
Wall U-values

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Architectural Facing Masonry - Cast Stone
Lignacite Cast Stone Architectural Facing Masonry

Published [30/08/17]File size [2186 KB]

Concrete - Lignacite Standard and GP
CONCRETE BLOCKS Lignacite

Published [30/08/17]File size [1471 KB]

Lignacite Commodity Beam Lintels PD15
Commodity Reinforced Beam Lintels to BS EN 845-2 : 2003

Published [09/02/18]File size [138 KB]

Lignacite Concrete - Ashlite Medium Dense 180817
Ashlite is a medium density concrete block

Published [09/02/18]File size [1284 KB]

Lignacite Concrete - Coursing Blocks 180817
coursing blocks

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Lignacite Concrete Blocks - Lignacrete 060218
CONCRETE BLOCKS Lignacrete

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Lignacite Concrete Blocks - LignaLite 180817
Close textured Paint Grade blocks

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Lignacite Concrete Blocks 2/18
CONCRETE BLOCKS Lignacite

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Lignacite Concrete Blocks Fibo 850 080817
Ultra lightweight CONCRETE BLOCKS,

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Lignacite Concrete Blocks Houseblock 1100 180817
CONCRETE BLOCKS Lignacite

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Lignacite Concrete Thermal Bridging 180817
thermal bridging junctions, enhanced bridging details.

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Lignacite FACING MASONRY - Lintels 180817
Facing Masonry Reinforced Concrete Beam Lintels

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Lignacite FACING MASONRY - Special Shapes 180817
Lignacite FACING MASONRY Special Shapes

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Lignacite FACING MASONRY Blocks Original Range 080817
FACING MASONRY Original Range

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Lignacite Facing Masonry Cladding System 250916
Architectural Facing Masonry Cladding System

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Lignacite FACING MASONRY Lignastone 081013

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Lignacite FACING MASONRY Premier Range 230817
FACING MASONRY Premier Range

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Lignacite FACING MASONRY Riverbed Blocks 080817
Facing Masonry Riverbed Blocks

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Lignacite FACING MASONRY Roman Brick 180817
Lignacite Roman Bricks

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Lignacite FACING MASONRY Sahara LITE 080817
Sahara LITE Facing Masonry ranges

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Lignacite FACING MASONRY Stone Faced 300817
Lignacite Stone Faced Masonry blocks

Published [09/02/18]File size [1386 KB]

Lignacite Ltd - Masonry Strategy 2017
SUSTAINABLE MASONRY STRATEGY

Published [09/02/18]File size [234 KB]

These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

Ashlite Commodity Blocks
Ashlite is a medium density concrete block manufactured from 100% recycled aggregate conserving valuable sources of primary material. They are a robust and durable block suitable for a range of walling applications. This includes the inner leaf of cavity walls when used with cavity insulation, separating or partition walls, infill blocks in beam and block flooring systems. They can also be used externally where rendering or cladding is to be applied to the wall. Ashlite blocks provide a strong background for holding fixings. Aggregate concrete blocks, Aggregate concrete blocks

Published [05/08/17]

Carbon Buster Commodity Blocks
Clients and specifiers are increasingly looking at the embodied carbon of materials that are used and their end of life carbon impacts. Current Part L energy efficiency standards do not consider this aspect but as buildings continue to become more energy efficient so the relative importance of whole life carbon emissions in buildings increases. The Carbon Buster block has been developed with low carbon impact as its main benefit. This is achieved not only by using carefully selected raw materials, but by incorporating lightweight aggregates, including graded wood particles, that sequent a large amount of carbon dioxide (CO2). Carbon sequestration is the process of capturing and storing of atmospheric carbon dioxide. In this context Carbon Buster can be described as a carbon reservoir. Aggregate concrete blocks, Aggregate concrete blocks

Published [05/08/17]

Fibo 850 Commodity Blocks
Fibo 850 is an ultra lightweight concrete block manufactured from expanded clay aggregates and a mixture of other naturally occurring raw materials and cement. The clay aggregate is produced from carefully selected clays which through heat expansion are bloated to create a low density porous aggregate with numerous cavities. This is what makes Fibo 850 so incredibly light and thermally efficient. Aggregate concrete blocks, Aggregate concrete blocks

Published [05/08/17]

Houseblock 1100 Commodity Blocks
Houseblock 1100 lightweight aggregate concrete blocks are robust and durable and suitable for a range of walling applications. This includes the inner leaf of cavity walls when used with cavity insulation, partition walls and infill blocks in beam and block  flooring systems. Houseblock 1100 can also be used externally where rendering or a cladding is to be applied to the wall. Aggregate concrete blocks, Aggregate concrete blocks

Published [05/08/17]

Lignacite Commodity Blocks
Lignacite SP is available in a 140mm width solid block. It consists of a specially formulated mix which reduces the block density to produce a solid block under 20kg unit weight. It is available in all grades. There is a slight colour difference between the traditional block and the Lignacite SP.  Lignacite GP has a striated face, providing an enhanced key for plastering and rendering. It is available in 100 and 140 mm solid form only. Aggregate concrete blocks, Aggregate concrete blocks

Published [05/08/17]

Lignacrete Commodity Blocks
Lignacrete dense blocks are suitable for a wide range of applications.  They have excellent levels of sound insulation and high strength capability, making them especially suitable for use in separating and partition walls.  They can also be used as infill blocks in beam and block flooring systems. Lignacrete dense blocks generally have a face size of 440 x 215 mm. Certain products are produced in an alternative size. For example, Midi blocks are solid 140 mm units with a face size of 290 x 215 mm and have been developed for ease of handling whilst providing all the performance associated with conventional size solid blocks. Lignacrete PW blocks have a thickness of 195 mm, and a face size of 440 x 65 mm. Aggregate concrete blocks, Aggregate concrete blocks

Published [05/08/17]

Original Facing Masonry
Lignacite AFM blocks are made to order and manufactured from cement, sand, pigments and a portfolio of natural dense aggregates. There is a choice of 4 finishes and 10 colours.  The standard face size is 440 x 215 mm and the 100mm width in solid form is the most popular. Aggregate concrete blocks, Aggregate concrete blocks

Published [05/08/17]

Premier Facing Masonry
The blocks can be used internally or externally, allowing designers to be creative yet safe in the knowledge that they also specifying a durable Eco-Friendly product. They are made to order and manufactured from cement, a variety of pigments and a unique blend of natural aggregates which have been carefully selected to give a close grading structure. The standard face size is 440 x 215 mm and the 100 mm width in solid form is the most popular. However there are a number of other options available relating to width and form (cellular, hollow etc). Aggregate concrete blocks, Aggregate concrete blocks

Published [05/08/17]

Riverbed Facing Masonry
Riverbed Facing Masonry blocks  are made to order and manufactured from cement, sand, riverbed gravel and a variety of pigments (except Amber). The standard face size is 440 x 215 mm and the 100 mm width in solid form is the most popular. However there are a number of other options available relating to width and form (cellular, hollow etc) - Please refer to details overleaf. Aggregate concrete blocks, Aggregate concrete blocks

Published [05/08/17]

Roman Brick
The Roman Brick is either cut from our standard size block, or formed in a special block machine mould, we can therefore offer this format in all of our colours and texture combinations to create a large variety of different effects. Polished and Planished finishes allow crisp, clean lines, whilst splitting or shot blasting the product creates a softer more weathered appearance. Aggregate concrete blocks, Aggregate concrete blocks

Published [05/08/17]

Sahara LITE Facing Masonry
Sahara LITE is made to order and manufactured from sand, white cement, light weight aggregates and most importantly, graded wood particle (GWP). This enables the raw materials to bind together very tightly to give a smooth even finish. GWP is a “true” recycled material that we source from local timber mills. It also provides the blocks with increased insulation properties whilst reducing their weight. The blocks are particularly suited for use in internal applications and the surface finish is less abrasive than most dense masonry blocks. This makes them particularly suitable for use in public areas such as schools, sports facilities, corridors and the like. They can be used externally but in such cases we would recommend that they are positioned in sheltered aspects. Aggregate concrete blocks, Aggregate concrete blocks

Published [05/08/17]

Stonefaced Masonry
These are made to order in one size 440 mm long x 100 mm wide x 215 mm high and at present there are two stone options, black granite (Midnight) and white marble (Moonlight). The only available finish is polished. These products offer load-bearing units that have polished faces of an exceptional calibre, for example the black granite Midnight Polished block has a sheen that is the equivalent of a mirror finish. Specials Shapes - A small range of special shapes can be produced. These include quoins (to various external angles), polished one face and one end blocks and pistol blocks. Aggregate concrete blocks, Aggregate concrete blocks

Published [05/08/17]

ARCHES Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
ARCHITECTURAL Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
ARCHITECTURAL Dressings Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone)
ARCHITECTURAL Dressings Cast Stone Purpose Made Bespoke
ARCHITECTURAL MASONRY . .
ARCHITECTURAL MASONRY Blocks .
ARCHITECTURAL MASONRY Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
ARCHITECTURAL MASONRY Facing Blocks BRE BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing Standard
BLOCKS Aggregate .
BLOCKS Aggregate BS EN 771-3 (BS 6073-1)
BLOCKS Aggregate BS EN 771-3:2003
BLOCKS Aggregate Carbon Negative
BLOCKS Aggregate Coloured
BLOCKS Aggregate Dense Aggregate
BLOCKS Aggregate Fairfaced
BLOCKS Aggregate Lightweight
BLOCKS Aggregate Ultra Lightweight
BLOCKS Approved Doc Part L .
BLOCKS Artificial Stone .
BLOCKS BRE BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing (RSM) .
BLOCKS BS 5628:Part1,2,3 .
BLOCKS BS EN 771-3 .
BLOCKS Bull Nose .
BLOCKS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
BLOCKS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) BS EN 771-5
BLOCKS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) Fairfaced
BLOCKS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) Natural Chiselled Dressed Stone Appearance
BLOCKS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) Polished
BLOCKS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) Split
BLOCKS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) Textured
BLOCKS Cellular Concrete .
BLOCKS Cill .
BLOCKS Close Textured .
BLOCKS Colourcoated Face .
BLOCKS Coloured .
BLOCKS Concete Slip .
BLOCKS Concrete .
BLOCKS Concrete Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004 Certificate H
BLOCKS Concrete Below DPC .
BLOCKS Concrete BS 5628 Part 1 .
BLOCKS Concrete BS EN 771-3 (BS 6073-1) .
BLOCKS Concrete BS EN 771-3 Kitemarked (BS 6073) .
BLOCKS Concrete by Sizes (Metric) Actual: 300mm x 215mm
BLOCKS Concrete by Sizes (Metric) Actual: 300mm x 250mm
BLOCKS Concrete by Sizes (Metric) Actual: 325mm x 280mm
BLOCKS Concrete by Sizes (Metric) Actual: 390mm x 190mm
BLOCKS Concrete by Sizes (Metric) Actual: 440mm x 65mm
BLOCKS Concrete by Sizes (Metric) Actual: 440mm x 110mm
BLOCKS Concrete by Sizes (Metric) Actual: 440mm x 140mm
BLOCKS Concrete by Sizes (Metric) Actual: 440mm x 215mm
BLOCKS Concrete by Thickness (Metric): 75mm
BLOCKS Concrete by Thickness (Metric): 90mm
BLOCKS Concrete by Thickness (Metric): 100mm
BLOCKS Concrete by Thickness (Metric): 140mm
BLOCKS Concrete by Thickness (Metric): 150mm
BLOCKS Concrete by Thickness (Metric): 190mm
BLOCKS Concrete by Thickness (Metric): 195mm
BLOCKS Concrete by Thickness (Metric): 200mm
BLOCKS Concrete by Thickness (Metric): 215mm
BLOCKS Concrete Coloured .
BLOCKS Concrete Custom Made .
BLOCKS Concrete Dense .
BLOCKS Concrete Dense BS EN 771-3:2003
BLOCKS Concrete Dense HSE One Man Handling Compliant
BLOCKS Concrete Dense Sound Absorbing
BLOCKS Concrete Fairfaced .
BLOCKS Concrete Fairfaced BS EN 771-3:2003
BLOCKS Concrete Fire Resistant BS 476: .
BLOCKS Concrete Fire Resistant BS 476: .5 hour Loadbearing
BLOCKS Concrete Fire Resistant BS 476: 1 hour
BLOCKS Concrete Fire Resistant BS 476: 2 hour
BLOCKS Concrete Fire Resistant BS 5628: 1 hour Loadbearing
BLOCKS Concrete Fire Resistant BS 5628: 2 hour Loadbearing
BLOCKS Concrete Fire Resistant BS 5628: Class 1
BLOCKS Concrete Fire Resistant Eurocode BS EN 13501-A1
BLOCKS Concrete Fire Resistant Eurocode Euroclass A1
BLOCKS Concrete Hollow .
BLOCKS Concrete Natural Aggregate Finish .
BLOCKS Concrete Non-Combustible .
BLOCKS Concrete Party Walls .
BLOCKS Concrete Party Walls Robust Detail Specifications
BLOCKS Concrete Purpose Made Bespoke
BLOCKS Concrete Sound Absorbing .
BLOCKS Concrete Special Shapes .
BLOCKS Coursing .
BLOCKS Coursing Brick Format Units
BLOCKS Decorative .
BLOCKS Decorative Decorative Finish
BLOCKS Decorative Luminous Glow in the Dark Finish
BLOCKS Decorative Profiled Face
BLOCKS Decorative Recycled Glass Finish
BLOCKS Decorative Shell Finish
BLOCKS Dog Leg .
BLOCKS Facing .
BLOCKS Facing Fairfaced Finish
BLOCKS Flooring .
BLOCKS Foundation .
BLOCKS Foundation BS EN 771-3:2003
BLOCKS Frost Resistant .
BLOCKS Glazed .
BLOCKS Hewn Appearance .
BLOCKS High Strength .
BLOCKS Light Reflective .
BLOCKS Lightweight Concrete: .
BLOCKS Lightweight Concrete: Below DPC
BLOCKS Lightweight Concrete: BS 5628
BLOCKS Lightweight Concrete: BS EN 771-3
BLOCKS Lightweight Concrete: BS EN 771-3 Kitemarked
BLOCKS Lightweight Mix .
BLOCKS Masonry .
BLOCKS Masonry BS EN 771-3 (BS 6073)
BLOCKS Masonry BS EN 771-3:2003
BLOCKS Masonry Coloured
BLOCKS Masonry Granite Faced
BLOCKS Masonry GWP (Graded Wood Particle) Incorporated
BLOCKS Masonry Marble Faced
BLOCKS Masonry Natural Stone Appearance
BLOCKS Masonry Paintgrade Finish / Painting Quality Surface
BLOCKS Masonry Stone Faced
BLOCKS Natural Stone Aggregate .
BLOCKS Paintgrade Finish Smooth
BLOCKS Partition .
BLOCKS Plain Finish .
BLOCKS Plinth .
BLOCKS Polished Finished .
BLOCKS Quoin .
BLOCKS Recycled Aggregate .
BLOCKS Reveal .
BLOCKS Roof Edge Trim .
BLOCKS Roofing .
BLOCKS Shot Blasted Finish .
BLOCKS Soffit .
BLOCKS Sound Insulation .
BLOCKS Splitface Finish .
BLOCKS Sports Hall .
BLOCKS Textured Finish .
BLOCKS Thermal Insulation Insulating .
BLOCKS Walling Concrete Split Faced
BLOCKS Walling Concrete Stone Appearance
BLOCKS Weathered Appearance .
BRICKS Eco Habitat For Bats
BRICKS Eco Habitat For Swifts
CAST STONE Purpose Made Bespoke Architectural Features
CILLS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
COLUMNS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
CONCRETE WALLING Split Face .
COPINGS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
COPINGS Precast Concrete .
COPINGS Precast Concrete Purpose Made
CORBELS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
CORNICES Exterior External .
CORNICES Exterior External Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone)
COURSING Bricks Concrete .
EAVES Systems Concrete Blocks
FABRICATIONS Concrete Block .
FACADES Architectural Insulated Panels .
FASCIA Soffit Systems .
FASCIA Soffit Systems Lightweight Concrete
FASCIAS Concrete .
HEADS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
INSULATION BLOCKS .See Also BLOCKS: Thermal Insulation Insulating: .
JAMBS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
KEYSTONES Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
LINTELS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
LINTELS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) Purpose Made
LINTELS Concrete .
LINTELS Concrete BS 8110:1997
LINTELS Concrete BS EN 845:2003 Part 2 CE Marked
LINTELS Concrete Purpose Made Lintels
LINTELS Concrete Reinforced Lintels
LINTELS Concrete Reinforced Masonry Faced Lintels
MASONRY Blocks .
MASONRY Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
MASONRY Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) BS 1217:1997 Kitemarked
MASONRY Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) BS EN 771-3:2003
MASONRY Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) BS EN 771-5
MASONRY Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) Dressings BS 1217:1997
MASONRY Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) Purpose Made Dressings
MASONRY Dressings .
MASONRY Precast Coloured
MASONRY Precast Dressings
MASONRY Precast Purpose Made
MASONRY Precast Units
MASONRY Precast Units Blocks Polished
MASONRY Roof Overhangs .
MASONRY Special Facings .
MULLIONS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
PIER CAPS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
PLINTHS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) Plinth Blocks
QUOINS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
ROOF Edging .
ROOFLINE Systems .
ROOFLINE Systems Concrete Blocks
SOLID WALL CONSTRUCTION Concrete Blocks .
SPHERES Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
STONE Reconstructed .
WALLING Split Blocks .
WINDOW MULLIONS .
WINDOW SILLS See Also CILLS: .
WINDOW SURROUNDS . .
WINDOW SURROUNDS Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) .
ASHLITE Concrete Blocks
ASHLITE Blocks Lightweight
C8AGG Carbon Negative Aggregate
CARBON BUSTER Carbon Negative Blocks
CBAGG Carbon Negative Aggregate
COLOUR GLAZE Blocks
COMMODITY Masonry Blocks
FIBO 800 Ultra Lightweight Blocks
FIBO 850 Ultra Lightweight Blocks
FIBO ENVIRO Blocks Lightweight
FIBOLITE Lightweight Blocks
GEBRIK Architectural Cladding
HOUSEBLOCK 1100 Lightweight Masonry Blocks
LIGNACITE Concrete Blocks
LIGNACRETE Dense Concrete Blocks
LIGNALITE Lightweight Masonry Blocks
LIGNASTONE Cast Stone
ORIGINAL Masonry Blocks
PREMIER Masonry Blocks
RIVERBED Masonry Blocks
ROMAN BRICK Architectural Masonry Blocks
ROOFBLOCK Concrete Soffit Block
SAHARA Masonry Blocks
SAHARA LITE Facing Blocks

Create unique and stunning visual impacts with Lignacite's Architectural Facing Masonry

February 2018

Designed and manufactured in the UK, Lignacite's Architectural Facing Masonry (AFM) blocks combine an inherent decorative appeal with strength and durability for internal and external applications.

Lignacite's blocks are one of the most sustainable and long-lasting building products available, offering 5 different textures from clean flat surfaces to heavily textured and irregular faces to stunningly beautiful polished masonry, with over 50 different colour options to choose from.

The blocks have been used in many projects around the UK, both internally and externally constructing walls, floors and interior finishes on homes, schools, factories and offices, including some of the country's most iconic buildings.

'Environmentally Friendly' - Lignacite constantly searches for new and improved methods in the production of their blocks, these include the refinement of raw materials and the use of greater quantities of recycled materials such as glass, shells and flint and selected secondary aggregates. As a result, we are able to offer facing blocks which contain in excess of 75% recycled materials.

'Value Engineering' - The cost of building materials such as natural stone can be a prohibitive factor facing architects and designers. R&D has allowed Lignacite to create of a selection of 'man-made' alternatives which closely replicate these natural products, whilst showing cost savings and environmental benefits.

Lignacite's blocks are manufactured to a standard 440 x 215mm face size, however our Roman Brick is a smaller, lighter and more contemporary which is 440mm x 65mm. This module has the length of a standard block but the height a standard brick. With all the benefits and flexibility of a brick and only weighing 6kgs, it makes an attractive alternate to brickwork or conventional facing blocks.It provides both material cost and labour savings giving architects and designers the opportunity to design modern buildings which can blend into more traditional settings.


Various manufacturing techniques allow Lignacite to offer a diverse range of finishes and textures:

Planished is best suited to situations where clean crisp lines are required in conjunction with monotone colours. Enhanced visual effects can be created by using bands of different textures and colours.
Split offers a craggy and heavily textured finish producing a decorative masonry finish.

Weathered/Textured exposes the natural aggregates within the block, producing a flat but weathered texture.

Polished - produces a high gloss finish with a shine that is both lustrous and distinctive whilst creating further visual interest by exposing the raw materials beneath the surface.

Stone Faced uses high quality natural stone, normally granite and marble, in a conventional facing block manner with a bed of mortar, in a very cost-effective way.

In conclusion, Lignacite's facing masonry blocks are extremely versatile. They are available in a wide range of colours, textures and formats and offer good design flexibility. Furthermore, use of blocks creates both unique and stunningly visual impacts on buildings and in a cost-effective manner.

For further information please visit our website www.lignacite.co.uk. A full colour Swatch Guide showing all our block finishes can be requested via our website as well as many other useful documents including a Design Guidance booklet. We offer a CPD on the benefits and uses of concrete masonry. Please contact us for further details on 01842 810678.

Lignacite Offering an alternative to brick

February 2018

For over 70 years Lignacite have been supplying the housing and construction market with a sustainable block range containing high levels of recycled material, producing dense, medium, lightweight blocks and more recently launching the first of its kind, a CARBON BUSTER block.
Architects and designers continue to create beautiful living spaces pushing the boundaries of the more traditional bricks and mortar. Lignacite's Architectural Facing Masonry (AFM) offers an extensive range containing in excess of 100 permutations of size, colour and texture providing a comprehensive selection of value engineering solutions to the modern designer. These along with the Roman Brick have been used to create many stunning effects, providing cost effective alternatives to the design and build programme.

Our wide range of Cast Stone masonry can be incorporated, creating interesting and decorative features to windows and door surrounds. Matching quoins and cills are available as standard or bespoke items.

AFM has been used by Berkeley Homes in Woolwich Arsenal where our polished facing masonry features in the communal areas. The Royal Wharf in London also features Lignacite's Snowstorm weathered blocks. These were used as the alternative to stone cladding originally specified in the build. This represented an excellent replacement alongside considerable savings as well as providing a sustainable alternative to stone.

Other examples may be seen by visiting our Projects page.

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