Sahara LITE represents the point where our Commodity and Facing Masonry ranges overlap.
Sahara LITE is a variation of the “Lignacite” medium density block that our company has been manufacturing for over 60 years. We discovered that by substituting OPC for white cement, that the natural buff shades of the local sands and aggregates produced blocks with a warm hue and an enhanced appeal.
The finished result is a medium density product that has a particularly close-textured surface and this is derived from a unique blend of raw materials.
Sahara LITE is made to order and manufactured from sand, white cement, light weight aggregates and most importantly, graded wood particle (GWP). This enables the raw materials to bind together very tightly to give a smooth even finish. GWP is a “true” recycled material that we source from local timber mills. It also provides the blocks with increased insulation properties whilst reducing their weight.
The blocks are particularly suited for use in internal applications and the surface finish is less abrasive than most dense masonry blocks. This makes them particularly suitable for use in public areas such as schools, sports facilities, corridors and the like. They can be used externally but in such cases we would recommend that they are positioned in sheltered aspects.
We have been producing Sahara products for nearly 25 years but this latest version, Sahara LITE has the added benefit of creating a 140mm solid block that weighs under 20kg.
The standard face size is 440x215mm and Sahara LITE is available in two widths, 100mm and 140mm, both in solid form.
Finished Faces - Sahara LITE blocks are sold as being fair face one face and one end.
If when block-laying a face is found to be damaged then the block can be turned round so the opposite face can be used.