AFM Roman Brick
Lignacite's Roman Bricks are available in a full range of over 50 colours, textures and finishes, created to offer a contemporary and flexible module for architects and designers.
Why Choose Lignacite's Roman Brick
The Roman Brick is either cut from the company's standard size block, or formed in a special block machine mould, meaning it can be offered in all colour 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.
How it's made
As with all Lignacite products, Roman Bricks are manufactured from a range of different aggregates and incorporate a high percentage of recycled materials such as shell, recycled glass and mother of pearl.
The units measure 440mm by 65mm, one third of the size of a traditional block, thereby allowing designers considerable flexibility and scope to create a unique look. The unit weighs less than 7kgs, a third of the weight of a full size block, meaning that there are no HSE lifting issues.
Lignacite Roman Bricks use half the embodied energy of standard clay bricks.
Being twice the length of a conventional brick, they can be laid more quickly. They also do not 'swim' making the build process faster and more cost effective.
Whilst creating a contemporary look, the use of Roman Brick can also facilitate new buildings to blend into more traditional settings.
Lignacite's aim is to work alongside designers to create unique products that complement individual projects. This can include using the recycled aggregate from an existing building on a site, through to incorporating almost anything from natural sea shells to luminescent powder coated glass.
Where its been used
This product has been used to great effect in a number of recent projects including the Athletes Village in the Olympic Park, Blackpools Tower of Love and Canning Towns Rathbone Market.