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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.
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.
Main Product Ranges:
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.
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.
Ash GP is a medium density concrete block which is robust, durable and suitable for a range of walling applications. Typical uses include the inner leaf of cavity walls when used with cavity insulation, separating or partition walls, and infill blocks in beam and block flooring systems. Ash GP can also be used externally where rendering or cladding is to be applied to the wall. Ash GP blocks provide a strong background for holding fixings. Ash GP is produced using at least 35% of recycled aggregate (by volume) thereby conserving valuable sources of primary material.
Fibo850 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.
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.
Further technical information is available to download from the BPi download Library or directly from the manufacturer’s own website.
Lignacite committed to a Sustainable Strategy for Masonry
In 2012 Lignacite Ltd committed to a ‘Sustainable Strategy for Masonry’. This initiative has been the catalyst to enable us to respond to the construction industry’s need for industry-wide reporting of sustainability performance as well as delivering on our commitment for continuous improvement. 2017 continues to see Lignacite striving for improved manufacturing processes and products.
All Lignacite’s blocks contain recycled materials, one is consistently chosen for its sustainable credentials – ‘Lignacite’.
LIGNACITE AND LIGNACITE GP – Medium Dense Blocks (http://www.lignacite.co.uk/concrete-and-facing-masonry-blocks/concrete-blocks/medium-dense/lignalite.html)
The ‘Lignacite’ block, with key benefits for the build process including high fire resistance, excellent sound insulation, good thermal performance, a range of face finishes and with a recycled content of up to 48% has continued to reinvent itself over the years. The wood was first used because it was plentiful and there was a general shortage of building blocks just after the war. It transpired that this material not only produced a lighter block than conventional concrete, but that it made for lighter, smoother block.
Conventional concrete made with stone ultimately shatters under intense heat. The wood in Lignacite is locked up in the matrix of the block thus denying oxygen to the flames. This means a Lignacite blocks calcifies and hardens in a fire, giving a superior fire rating and performance.
The fact wood locks up C02 due to photosynthesis has meant more recently its environmental credentials have been even more widely recognised, thus adding benefits to projects using Lignacite blocks.
The Architects of some of the country’s most iconic buildings made have this choice.
The Shard – (http://www.lignacite.co.uk/project-library/the-shard-2.html) designed by Renzo Piano, uses 140,000 Lignacite (with the Carbon8 aggregate) blocks in its four basement levels, providing a substantial base for the entire tower.
The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Ax, – (http://www.lignacite.co.uk/project-library/30-st-mary-axe-the-gherkin.html)designed by Norman Foster and Ken Shuttleworth again used 10,000m in the basement area.
The Olympic Stadium and the Veldrome together with 4 other Olympic venues – (http://www.lignacite.co.uk/project-library/olympic-stadium.html).
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
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.
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.