Why use Lignacite blocks in educational buildings

Why use Lignacite blocks in educational buildings

With over 71 years’ experience in manufacturing concrete blocks, Lignacite has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in its field. It has established a solid reputation in the UK architectural arena with their Architectural Facing Masonry (AFM) range, with many being specified and used on some of the world’s most iconic buildings.

Educational facilities, such as schools, colleges and universities are the architecture in which our future generations are encouraged to grow, learn and dream in. It is crucial that materials used in these buildings not only meet today’s standards but continue to be improved upon in the future.

Finding materials that fulfil such a responsibility can be challenging. Lignacites blocks not only meet current regulations, they exceed in several areas, sound absorption and insulation for example. The blocks are easy to specify, perform well in many different environments and are aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

Advantages of Commodity Materials

The commodity range includes dense (Lignacite), medium dense (Lignacite GP, Lignacrete and Ashlite) and light weight (Lignalite, Fibo 850 and the Houseblock 1100). Lignacite, Ligncrete and Lignalite blocks are most commonly specified for educational buildings, providing excellent levels of sound insulation between buildings and adjoining rooms. Lignalite in particular not only achieves good levels of sound absorption across a broad range of frequencies, it is lightweight and available as a paint grade block.

Advantages of AFM

The technical performance of Lignacite AFM is extremely versatile. This range of standard sized AFM blocks, is available with five different textures from a clean flat matt surface to heavily textured rusticated face to sleek modern polished masonry. Schools and educational facilities tend to be larger structures, and it used to be that this meant the choice of materials was limited, Architectural Facing Masonry breaks that pattern. The block size allows large buildings to have more scale and most often quicker lay times. The extensive range of finishes and colours make structures anything other than mundane.

If Architecture calls for something different, the Lignacite’s Roman Brick offers a contemporary and modern design opportunity. Designed to be smaller, lighter and more versatile along-side other materials, the face measures 440 x 65 compared to the standard 440 x 215 face. This results in a product that can be quicker to lay, easier to work with and is competitively priced. This block has been used on many projects and is regularly specified by Architects and Specifiers.

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