New Thermal Liteblock System from Roadstone launched


Roadstone Ltd has just launched the Thermal Liteblock System, an exciting new product innovation introduced to the industry at an event in Dublin yesterday evening in the spectacular Rotunda at City Hall.

The Roadstone Thermal Liteblock is 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 an impressive 300%.  The mitigation of heat loss at thermal bridges, which is a key challenge in the construction industry, also results in reduced energy bills.

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The Roadstone Thermal Liteblock is made from a special mix which includes lightweight aggregrates to achieve conductivity values of 0.33W/mK.  It is manufactured in Ireland and has an average weight of just 11.5kg compared to 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, providing a cost effective solution to the construction of new buildings and allowing greater flexibility in the development of designs.

Speaking at the launch event in City Hall Dublin, guest of honour Mr. 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.”


Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation and Larry Byrne, Managing Director of Roadstone Ltd

Mr. Larry Byrne, Managing Director of Roadstone Ltd added, “Roadstone continually strives to produce only the highest quality products and to give the best service in our industry. In this regard, we are 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.”

Over 100 industry experts attended the official launch of the Thermal Liteblock System, which included a technical Questions and Answers session on its role in Irish construction.

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