Thermal Liteblock System unveiled by Roadstone
19 May 2015
The Roadstone Thermal Liteblock is described as “a robust and durable, lightweight block”, which was developed for use with traditional masonry after extensive research aimed at producing a cost-effective solution for architects, engineers, assigned certifiers and building contractors to comply with Part L of the Building Regulations.
When used in conjunction with Roadstone’s standard Concrete Block range, the system improves thermal conductivity by 300 per cent. The mitigation of heat loss at thermal bridges, which is a key challenge in the construction industry, also results in reduced energy bills.
The Roadstone Thermal Liteblock is made from a special mix that includes lightweight aggregrates to achieve conductivity values of 0.33W/mK. It is manufactured in Ireland and has an average weight of 11.5kg compared with the standard 20kg concrete block. Heather in colour to facilitate traceability on site, the Roadstone Thermal Liteblock is also CE marked 2+.
The Thermal Liteblock is used at targeted key locations in conjunction with the Roadstone Concrete Block range, and provides ” a cost-effective solution to the construction of new buildings and allowing greater flexibility in the development of designs”, the firm said.
Speaking at the launch event in City Hall Dublin, Tom Parlon, director general of the Construction Industry Federation, said: “Energy efficiency remains the best way to offset energy costs and reduce the carbon emissions of new buildings.
“For these reasons, improved energy efficiency standards in new residential, business and public developments are at the core of the new Building Regulations and the Government’s Construction 2020 Strategy. I welcome this product innovation from Roadstone and the contribution it will make towards achieving these standards.”
Larry Byrne, managing director of Roadstone Ltd, said the company was “committed to product innovation aimed at meeting national energy efficiency standards. The Thermal Liteblock System is an innovative, cost-effective and Irish-made product, designed for the needs of the Irish construction industry. We are confident that it will play a major role in the industry for many years to come”.http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2015/05/19/thermal-liteblock-system/http://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Thermal-1-1024x742.jpghttp://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Thermal-1-300x300.jpgNewsbuilding regulations,concrete,construction