Creating impact with architectural 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 longlasting 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 block provides both material cost and labour savings giving architects and designers the opportunity to create modern buildings blending into more traditional settings.

‘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.

Shapes are available in a range of standard units including quoins, cill blocks, trough lintel blocks and jamb blocks. Ligancite can offer full length hand cast versions of these shapes together with design and bespoke manufacturing services.

The Lignacite block is manufactured to a standard 440 x 215mm face size, however our Roman Brick is designed as a smaller, lighter and more contemporary solution measuring 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.

The block provides both material cost and labour savings giving architects and designers the opportunity to create modern buildings blending into more traditional settings.

For further information about our block ranges and our CPD visit
our website www.lignacite.co.uk or call us on 01842 810678
or email us on info@lignacite.co.uk

The construction industry is continuously adapting and progressing. To keep ahead you want your CPD’s and training to be informative, accurate and inspiring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our 45 minute CPD covers key information for designing with and specifying blockwork. Topics include:

  • The block manufacturing process
  • Why materials we use are effective
  • Key and common design and specification queries
  • Structural considerations
  • Architectural facing masonry case studies

We provide a CPD support pack to help promote your event. We will bring relevant product samples and literature to accompany your presentation and be on hand to answer questions.

From general commodity blocks to hand cast bespoke Architectural Facing Masonry there are huge potentials and technical benefits for your projects by using masonry.

‘Very interesting, well worth the time, presentations were engaging and informative’.

Samples of particular blocks and Swatch Guides showing all our Architectural Facing Masonry and commodity block finishes can be requested via our websites. Design guidance booklets, specifications and datasheets can also be downloaded from the Technical Library on our website.

For more information about a Lignacite CPD visit our website, www.lignacite.co.uk or call us on 01842 810678 or email us on info@lignacite.co.uk and we will happily discuss the CPD and additional services.