A very interesting talk at the Mineral Products Association staff day with British Precast, attended by two of Lignacite’s team members (front). The talk discussed how Brexit had impacted the building economy so far and predictions for the future.

Additionally, there was another talk on using alternatives to cement, as well as using light weight recycled additives to blocks. This was of great interest to Lignacite, as it is a way of reducing carbon foot prints and contributing positively to the environment.

Concrete Block Association discussed overheating homes. The result of this was that modern, small unit, cheap housing has low thermal mass, so during warmer months they overheat without the intervention of AC ( common is USA). This is where traditional construction and use of products like blocks rather than prefabricated walls is of benefit. Warm in winter, cool in summer.

Overall a very interesting day of talks and discussions, so thank you British precast and Mineral products association!