Lignacite Ltd was founded in 1947, we are now in our 71st year.
We now operate from two highly mechanised, modern plants at Brandon in Suffolk and Nazeing in Essex. From a single product, we now offer over 14 ranges of different masonry.
For over 70 years Lignacite have been supplying the housing and construction market with a sustainable block range containing high levels of recycled material, producing dense, medium, lightweight blocks and more recently launching the first of its kind, a CARBON BUSTER block.
Architects and designers continue to create beautiful living spaces pushing the boundaries of the more traditional bricks and mortar. Lignacite's Architectural Facing Masonry (AFM) offers an extensive range containing in excess of 100 permutations of size, colour and texture providing a comprehensive selection of value engineering solutions to the modern designer. These along with the Roman Brick have been used to create many stunning effects, providing cost effective alternatives to the design and build programme.
Our wide range of Cast Stone masonry can be incorporated, creating interesting and decorative features to windows and door surrounds. Matching quoins and cills are available as standard or bespoke items.
AFM has been used by Berkeley Homes in Woolwich Arsenal where our polished facing masonry features in the communal areas. The Royal Wharf in London also features Lignacite's Snowstorm weathered blocks. These were used as the alternative to stone cladding originally specified in the build. This represented an excellent replacement alongside considerable savings as well as providing a sustainable alternative to stone.
Other examples may be seen by visiting our Projects page.
Our blocks have been used in projects such as The Gherkin, The Shard, The Olympic Stadium, Canary Wharf and both Heathrow and Stansted airports.
We also supply many of the major house builders who recognise the value and importance of using sustainable and recycled materials.
Much has changed over the years; however our core values and principles have endured. We remain dedicated to supplying added value, bespoke concrete and masonry which is designed, sourced and manufactured in the UK.
From the early days of using local wood shavings, to today, where every Lignacite product contains a high degree of recycled and waste material.
From a single product, we now produce a range of blocks to meet every need. These vary from lightweight for use by housebuilders to high density structural blocks such as those which support The Shard or form the central core of The Gherkin.
We have recently produced the first Carbon negative block of its type in the industry.
That is to say it locks up more C02 than is released in its manufacture and distribution; providing carbon capture on a significant scale.
Our Architectural Facing Masonry (AFM) is available in a range of over 300 combinations of texture, colour and size.
Our Roman Brick is designed with the bricklayer in mind. It is twice the length of a conventional brick, offering improved efficiency in speed of construction and material handling.
All our products contain recycled material.
Lignacite, our original block, contains 50% whereas our lightweight Ashlite block contains over 90% including ash, glass, wood and waste from blast furnaces.
All our delivery vehicles are Euro 6 compliant and our transport fleet is fully FORS Gold accredited which enables us to deliver our blocks throughout congested central London.
We are committed to continuing an extensive R&D programme ensuring we stay at the cutting edge of the construction industry.