In July alone, the company sold a record 180,000 square metres of blocks, which it says is enough to build more than 1800 houses.
Lignacite is a UK manufacturer of masonry products that incorporate a range of recycled and waste materials, including glass, wood particles, furnace ash, recycled concrete, china clay and shells.
Chairman Giles de Lotbiniere said that there were several reasons for the recent 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.”
Lignacite’s products have been supplied to many high-profile buildings in the UK, including the Olympic Stadium, The Shard, Heathrow Airport and the Gherkin.
Liganicite also reports string global interest in its Carbon Buster block, launched in May as “the world’s first carbon negative building block”. It was developed in partnership with Carbon8 Aggregates, using its accelerated carbonation technology to capture more carbon dioxide than is emitted during its manufacture.