Lignacite sees block sales soar
Published: 13 September, 2013
Masonry products manufacturer, Lignacite, has announced a 40% increase in sales of its masonry block products since the start of 2013.
In July alone, the company sold 180,000 square metres of blocks - enough to build more than 1800 houses.
According to Lignacite’s chairman, Giles de Lotbiniere, there are a number of reasons for the recent explosive growth: “There has been some consolidation in our market sector, and this, combined with our modern plants has boosted our sales. We have short lead times and can quickly adapt to the market and a number of delayed building projects have now been restarted.
“Our innovation and forward thinking also mean we are able to provide carbon negative products, such as The Carbon Buster. This meets and exceeds existing building codes and these are becoming increasingly important to customers,” he said.
Lignacite has purpose-built manufacturing plants at Brandon in Suffolk, and Nazeing in Essex. These are fully automated and have a combined production capacity of 21 million blocks per annum.
In line with the latest Construction Trade Survey, published last month by the Construction Products Association, private housing was one of the key contributors to the improving workloads, however, Lignacite’s growth is also being generated from the education and health sectors, as well as office developments.
The company has also received a substantial number of enquiries from all over the world, including Europe, Australia and Canada, about the world’s first carbon negative Carbon Buster block, which was launched in May 2013. This was developed by Lignacite in partnership with Carbon8 Aggregates, using its Accelerated Carbonation Technology.