The environmental credentials of Thermalite’s Hi Strength 7 and Hi strength 7 Smooth Face blocks have been instrumental in them being specified in the construction of several new large projects.
The Leyton Mills Retail Park in Leyton, London, is set to house some of the biggest commercial names in the UK, including Asda, B&Q, Curry’s, Carpet Right, KFC, and Burger King, as well as leisure outlets such as Fitness First. The 23-acre site comprises a 90,000 sq ft Asda Superstore and 85,000 sq ft of non-food and leisure outlets and is due for final completion later this year. Over 7,000 m2 of Hi Strength 7 and Hi strength 7 Smooth Face Thermalite blocks will be used in the construction of internal walls.
The brand new European Headquarters of the Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has recently been constructed on an historic 45 acre Royal Pavilion woodland site in Hampshire. The extensively wooded site was developed with only a small number of trees removed and the natural beauty and heritage of the surrounding area was retained. In this development 2,000m2 of Hi strength 7 Smooth Face blocks were used throughout the internal leaf of the external walls and the internal partition walls.
In both developments, Thermalite aircrete blocks were specified partially for their excellent environmental credentials. Thermalite is made from up to 80% recycled material and is energy saving in its production and use. Thermalite is also the only aircrete producer to be awarded the Environmental Standard, ISO 14001. Hi Strength 7 blocks have also been specifically developed to meet the loading requirements of 7N/mm2 and have the advantage of being half the weight of other blocks of equal compressive strength. The lightweight formulation means the blocks easier to handle and speed up the actual build time.