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Lignacite Ltd manufacturing a comprehensive range of concrete blocks

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How to create unique and stunning visual impacts using facing masonry

Designed and manufactured in the UK, Lignacite’s traditional building blocks are renowned for their quality and sustainability. In addition, their 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.

Improved Sound Absorption and Insulation

Lignacite have established a reputation for their extensive range of high quality commodity and architectural facing masonry blocks capable of improving acoustic, sound absorption and sound insulation values. Sound absorption is an extremely effective method of lessening the echo and noise within a space, room or building. Products designed to absorb sound are normally made from soft materials which act to soak up noise as it hits the surface. However certain blocks manufactured by Lignacite perform considerably better than would be expected for a denser material.

Part L Thermal Standard & Future Home Standard

A consultation to improve the current Part L thermal standards ended in March 2020. This consultation encapsulated a commitment that, by 2025, a Future Homes Standard would be introduced for new build homes to be ‘future-proofed’ with low carbon heating and world leading levels of energy efficiency. The consultation set out ambitions for achieving the Future Homes Standard, including proposed options to increase the energy efficiency requirements for new homes in 2020 as a meaningful and achievable stepping-stone to the Future Homes Standard. The first stage of a two-part consultation considers proposed changes to building regulations.

Rathbone Market – Phase 2 - Lignacite’s Roman Bricks are available in a range of colours, textures and finishes, offering a contemporary and flexible module for Architects and Designers.

Phase 2 of Canning Town’s Rathbone Market redevelopment comprises 165 homes, 12,000 sqft retail space, a community building and two public squares, one forms the centre piece and permanent home for Rathbone Market, and the other a landscaped entrance to the existing subway beneath the Newham Way. CZWG Architects chose to use Lignacite’s Roman Brick, a much tougher cladding material of polished concrete blockwork for the ground floor areas. The Roman Brick provided inherent strength and a smooth tactile surface at the point at which people would come into close contact with the building.

The Roman Brick - smaller than a block, larger than a brick

Lignacite’s new range of Roman Bricks has been created to offer a contemporary design feature to architects. Lignacite’s Roman Bricks are available in a full range of over 50 colours, textures and finishes. 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.

University of Buckingham Academic Centre & Use of the Roman Brick

The £8m University of Buckingham’s Academic Centre, situated at the Milton Keynes University Hospital, was completed in February 2018. Designed by Feilden+Mawson architects from their Norwich office, Partner in Charge and Lead Designer Philip Bodie, deployed Lignacite’s Roman Blocks within the design’s elevations. ‘We had previously used the block at our King’s Lynn Innovation Centre and loved it,’ said Philip, ‘so decided to use it in greater quantities at the Academic Centre to provide a strong tonal contrast to other materials used on the facades.’ Read more.....

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