Forest Pennant has launched a new architectural walling range, developed as an aesthetic, green alternative to brick and concrete walling products. Due to the companys precise manufacturing process and dimensional accuracy, Forest Pennant Architectural Walling can be used in modern methods of construction, including cavity wall construction.
With the same modular dimensions as a brick or block, and laid in courses, a bricklayer can easily lay Forest Pennant Architectural Walling, helping to reduce both cost and timescales, whilst retaining the aesthetics of sawn and dressed natural stone. This makes Pennant walling a viable, competitive construction product, ideal for fast-track projects, both commercial and domestic.
Managing director of Forest Pennant, Nick Horton said: The expansion of our stone portfolio has already generated a healthy demand, with recent contracts including supply to a new-build NHS hospital project and a housing development.
Available in the mixed, natural tones of Royal Forest Pennant sandstone, blue/grey through to grey/green, the range is complementary to both the built and natural environment. Enhancing with age, the 350 million year old British sandstone is hardwearing and durable.
The range also comprises of quoin ends, internal returns, and the full suite of window accessories including cills, heads and jambs.
Produced in three equal lengths, 225mm, 325mm and 425mm, the quarried Pennant sandstone blocks are split using a state of the art four-blade splitter, to ensure that all the corners and arises are maintained.
Processed using the green electricity generated by the companys micro hydro generation turbine, Royal Forest Pennant sandstone is believed to be the lowest carbon rated natural stone product in the UK, and is fully recyclable. The company has been certified under PAS 2050 the assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services.