Formed in 1947 Lignacite has continued to develop innovative mixes and designs for their building blocks; more recently testing and successfully utilising many recycled materials in an effort to produce more sustainable products. We are committed to continuing an extensive R&D programme ensuring we stay at the cutting edge of the construction industry.
Our core values and product range
Much has changed over the years; however our core values and principles have endured.
From the early days of using local wood shavings, to today, where every Lignacite product contains a high degree of recycled and waste material. We supply added value, bespoke concrete and masonry which is designed, sourced and manufactured in the UK.
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.
All of our products contain recycled material. Lignacite, our original block, contains 48%. Materials are locally sourced……
Manufacturing Plants and capabilities
Lignacite’s block manufacturing plants located in Norfolk and Essex, are responsible for producing over 100,000 blocks per day, enough blocks for building approximately 100 houses. The company works closely with many of the leading builders merchants throughout East Anglia and the City (South East) as well as supplying many major house builders and contractors.
The blocks have been used in major city projects, many of these in London, and the fleet of FORS Gold accredited lorries enable the company to deliver to almost any site in the capital. An important consideration for contractors in cities. Recent examples include the development of Battersea Power Station, Chelsea Barracks and the new Google Headquarters.
Euro 6 compliant vehicles
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.