Masonry block manufacturer in Brandon sees sales rise by 40 per cent

Lignacite makes the World's first carbon negative block which captures more carbon dioxide than is emitted during its manufacture
Lignacite makes the World's first carbon negative block which captures more carbon dioxide than is emitted during its manufacture
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Masonry blocks manufacturer Lignacite has seen a 40 per cent increase in sales since January.

In July alone it sold a record 180,000sqm of blocks – enough to build more than 1,800 houses.

Giles de Lotbiniere

Giles de Lotbiniere

Chairman Giles de Lotbiniere said the success was down to the company quickly adapting to the market, and delayed projects restarting.

“There has been some consolidation in our market sector, and this, combined with our modern plants has boosted our sales,” he said.

“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.”

The Brandon firm has also received ‘substantial’ enquiries from around the World including Europe, Australia and Canada, for its Carbon Buster – the World’s first carbon negative block, which captures more carbon dioxide than emitted during its manufacture.

As well as its purpose-built manufacturing plant at Brandon,

Lignacite has another plant in Nazeing in Essex. Together they have a combined production capacity of 21 million blocks per year.

The modern plants, recycled content and sourcing of aggregates from their own quarry, all help to minimise the carbon footprint of Lignacite’s products. These have been supplied to many high profile buildings in the UK, including the Olympic Stadium, The Shard, Heathrow Airport and the Gherkin.

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.