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.
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.
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.
Versatile - Whilst creating a contemporary look, the use of Roman Brick can also facilitate new buildings to blend into more traditional settings.
Custom-made - 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.
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.