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Aggregate Blocks

Uniclass L32232: P2 CI/SfB Ff2
Uniclass L32232: P2
CI/SfB
Ff2

February 2007

Aggregate Blocks Uniclass L32232: P2 CI/SfB Ff2 February 2007 aggregate blocks technical manual

aggregate blocks technical manual

Contents

Introduction

2-3

1.

Product data

Product summaries

6-9

Facing blocks

10-15

Background blocks

16-29

2.

Performance

Structural

32-39

Thermal insulation

40-47

Sound insulation

48-53

Fire resistance

54

Movement control

55-57

Moisture penetration

58-59

Durability

60

3.

Sitework

Health and safety

63

CDM Regulations

63

Block laying

64-65

Mortar

66-67

Internal finishes

68-69

External finishes

70-71

4.

Other information

Sales and technical advice

74-75

Quality

76

Customer product advice

77

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Introduction Hanson is a market leader in the manufacture and supply of aggregate blocks, annually producing 7.5 million m 2 . Using naturally occurring dense and lightweight aggregates, Hanson’s aggregate blocks are a robust product, offering high compressive strength and excellent sound insulation to help meet the requirements of Building Regulations.

Hanson provides a unique wealth of knowledge, choice and resources, offering customers a wide range of products for the Housing, Commercial and DIY sectors, all backed by the sales support and technical service that is the strength of this division.

All products are manufactured to the requirements of BS EN 771-3 and are available in a variety of densities, strengths, sizes, configurations and finishes to suit most applications.

Standards and regulations The British/European Standards and Building Regulations that apply to the manufacture and

Standards and regulations The British/European Standards and Building Regulations that apply to the manufacture and use of aggregate blocks are always subject to revision and improvement. Certain documents that are either in the process of change, or whose publication is imminent, cannot be fully accommodated at the time of publication, although, wherever possible, reference has been made in the text.

The Hanson website at www.hanson.biz/uk will be updated as important changes occur, but if the reader has specific queries relating to the manufacture or application of the product please contact Product Services on 08706 097091.

Sustainability and the environment Managing environmental issues is an integral part of Hanson’s business strategy and the company is committed to minimising the impact of its operations on local communities and the natural environment.

Hanson’s aggregate blocks are manufactured by the most efficient methods available and where possible, using specially selected recycled aggregates and secondary aggregate materials. A strict waste minimisation scheme is also operated to ensure that waste materials from the production process are either reused or recycled.

Quality Hanson’s aggregate blocks are manufactured to the requirements of BS EN 771-3, ensuring compliance with all relevant standards and codes of practice.

Services Hanson continually researches the needs of customers in order to develop the range of products available. Additionally, a comprehensive range of literature is available with technical advice on all aspects of the application and use of aggregate block products in construction.

See Sales and Technical Advice, page 74-75.

the application and use of aggregate block products in construction. See Sales and Technical Advice, page
the application and use of aggregate block products in construction. See Sales and Technical Advice, page

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the application and use of aggregate block products in construction. See Sales and Technical Advice, page

1 Product data

Product summaries

6-9

Facing blocks Evalast Facing Evalast Paint Grade Evalite Facing Evalite Paint Grade Superlite Facing Superlite Paint Grade

10-11

10-11

12-13

12-13

14-15

14-15

Background blocks Evalast Background Fenlite and Fenlite 1500 Background Evalite Standard Background Superlite Background

16-17

18-21

22-23

24-25

 

26-27

Ultralite Background Party Wall

28-29

Product data - product summaries

Facing and Paint Grade blocks product summary

Hanson’s Facing and Paint Grade blocks have been designed specifically for aesthetically important block work. These superior quality products are manufactured with a consistent close face texture and are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes to suit a variety of applications. All products are produced to the requirements of BS EN 771-3. Other strengths and sizes may be available on request.

Evalast Facing and Evalast Paint Grade pages 10-11 Evalast Facing and Evalast Paint Grade Superior quality dense blocks, manufactured using a mix formulated to Superior quality dense blocks, manufactured using a mix formulated to produce a consistent close face texture. Evalast Facing is designed specifically for aesthetic applications and can be left fair faced, allowing the natural colour of the aggregate to dominate*. Evalast Paint Grade has a smooth, consistent texture,** ideal for receiving a painted finish.

consistent texture,** ideal for receiving a painted finish. Mean compressive strength: Thermal conductivity ( λ): Dry

Mean compressive strength:

Thermal conductivity (λ):

Dry density:

3.6, 7.3, 10.4, 17.5 & 22.5 N/mm 2 1.22 W/m.K 1900 kg/m 3

Evalite Facing and Evalite Paint Grade pages 12-13 Medium density products, intended for internal applications where weight is critical. Evalite Facing is ideal for aesthetic applications and can be left fair faced*. Evalite Paint Grade has a consistent and smooth texture** perfect for receiving a painted finish.

Mean compressive strength:

Thermal conductivity (λ):

Dry density:

3.6, 7.3 & 10.4 N/mm 2 0.47 W/m.K 1450 kg/m 3

Superlite Facing and Superlite Paint Grade pages 14-15 These lightweight, low-to-medium density products are designed specifically for internal applications where low weight is critical, particularly in the larger sizes. Superlite Facing is Superlite Facing and Superlite Paint Grade intended for aesthetic applications and can be left fair faced, intended for aesthetic applications and can be left fair faced, allowing the natural colour of the aggregate to dominate*. Superlite Paint Grade has a consistent and smooth texture** ideal for receiving a painted finish.

Mean compressive strength:

Thermal conductivity (λ):

Dry density:

3.6 & 7.3 N/mm 2 0.36 W/m.K 1000 kg/m 3

*The colour of facing products can vary from works to works, so sample viewing is highly recommended. It is essential that agreement between all parties is confirmed if the products are to be left untreated.

**Whilst Paint Grade products have a consistency of texture, colour consistency cannot be guaranteed.

Product data - product summaries

Background blocks product summary

The products contained within the Background block range are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes and strengths. They are not intended to be left fair-faced, but used with a secondary finish. All products are manufactured to the requirements of BS EN 771-3. Other strengths and sizes may be available on request.

Other strengths and sizes may be available on request. Evalast Background pages 16-17 Dense concrete blocks
Other strengths and sizes may be available on request. Evalast Background pages 16-17 Dense concrete blocks
Other strengths and sizes may be available on request. Evalast Background pages 16-17 Dense concrete blocks
Other strengths and sizes may be available on request. Evalast Background pages 16-17 Dense concrete blocks
Other strengths and sizes may be available on request. Evalast Background pages 16-17 Dense concrete blocks
Other strengths and sizes may be available on request. Evalast Background pages 16-17 Dense concrete blocks

Evalast Background pages 16-17 Dense concrete blocks that can be used in virtually any part of a project, above or below ground,

in normal conditions. Their performance makes them especially applicable to partition and

separating walls where good sound insulating qualities and high strengths are required. They can also be used as infill blocks in beam and block flooring systems.

Mean compressive strength:

Thermal conductivity (λ):

Dry density:

3.6, 7.3, 10.4, 17.5, 22.5 & 30 N/mm 2 1.32 W/m.K 1990 kg/m 3

Fenlite and Fenlite 1500 Background pages 18-21

Medium density blocks suitable for use in the majority of standard applications i.e. the inner leaf

of cavity walls when used with secondary insulation, separating or partition walls, infill blocks in

beam and block flooring systems and externally where a finish is applied.

Mean compressive strength:

Thermal conductivity (λ):

Dry density:

Evalite Background pages 22-23

Medium density blocks suitable for use in the majority of standard applications i.e. the inner leaf

of cavity walls when used with secondary insulation, separating or partition walls, infill blocks in

beam and block flooring systems and externally where a finish is applied.

3.6, 7.3, 10.4 & 15 N/mm 2 0.45, 0.48 W/m.K 1350, 1500 kg/m 3

Mean compressive strength:

Thermal conductivity (λ):

Dry density:

Superlite Background pages 24-25 Low-to-medium density blocks with good insulating properties ideal for use in external and internal block walls. The product can achieve high thermal values using limited amounts of secondary insulation.

Mean compressive strength:

Thermal conductivity (λ):

Dry density:

Ultralite Background pages 26-27 Low density blocks with good insulating properties ideal for use in external and internal block walls. The product can achieve high thermal values using limited amounts of secondary insulation.

Mean compressive strength:

Thermal conductivity (λ):

Dry density:

Party wall pages 28-29

A high density 65mm high concrete block which, when laid on 190mm bed, achieves the

requirements for a solid sound separating wall as detailed in the Building Regulations.

Mean compressive strength:

Dry density:

3.6, 7.3 & 10.4 N/mm 2 0.47 W/m.K 1450 kg/m 3

3.6 & 7.3 N/mm 2 0.40 W/m.K 1100 kg/m 3

3.6 N/mm 2 0.295 W/m.K 850 kg/m 3

24 N/mm 2 2100 kg/m 3

Product data - facing blocks

Evalast Facing and Evalast Paint Grade

Mean compressive strength: 3.6 - 22.5N/mm 2 Thermal conductivity: 1.22W/m.K internal, 1.31W/m.K external Dry density: 1900 kg/m 3

internal, 1.31W/m.K external Dry density: 1900 kg/m 3 Evalast Facing Evalast Facing blocks are produced from

Evalast Facing Evalast Facing blocks are produced from selected aggregates complying with BS EN 12620, and Portland cement. They are manufactured to BS EN 771-3 and are subject to rigorous quality control. These superior quality dense blocks are produced with a mix design formulated to produce a close face texture, with a consistent shade of colour*, which is ideal for aesthetically important block work. Evalast Facing products can be left fair faced, allowing the natural colour of the aggregate to dominate.

Evalast Paint Grade Evalast Paint Grade blocks are also produced from selected aggregates, complying with the same standards as Evalast Facing, but with a consistent smooth texture, which is ideal for receiving a painted finish.**

*The colour may vary from works to works so sample viewing is highly recommended. It is also important to order sufficient quantities for the whole project to limit any colour variation between production runs.

**The finish on Evalast Facing and Evalast Paint Grade products is guaranteed on one header and one stretcher only.

Applications Evalast Facing and Paint Grade blocks can be used in all situations where durable, robust, natural coloured, or in the case of Evalast Paint Grade, painted, blockwork is required. They are an economic solution for applications such as:

• factory units

• workshops

• sports centres

• offices

The strength and type of aggregate used allows these blocks to be built in external or internal applications with sustained long term durability.

The close texture of the Evalast Facing and Paint Grade products, coupled with their high strengths, provides an excellent base for a variety of standard fixing systems.

products, coupled with their high strengths, provides an excellent base for a variety of standard fixing

Material properties

Thermal conductivity W/m.K

internal

1.22

external

1.31

Dry density kg/m 3

1900

Total moisture movement mm m -1

< 0.50

Vapour resistivity MN.s/g.m

100

Mean compressive strength N/mm 2

solid

7.3, 10.4, 17.5, 22.5 3.6, 7.3, 10.4

cellular/hollow

Water absorption by capillary g/m 2 .s 0.5

< 375

Shear bond strength N/mm 2

0.15

Fire classification

A1

Flatness mm

< 0.5

Water vapour permeability

5/15

Dimension tolerance classification

D1

Configuration

†Group 1

‡Group 2

Dimension tolerance classification D1 Configuration †Group 1 ‡Group 2 Evalast Facing Evalast Paint Grade

Evalast Facing

Dimension tolerance classification D1 Configuration †Group 1 ‡Group 2 Evalast Facing Evalast Paint Grade

Evalast Paint Grade

Dimensions, weights and properties

Work

Width

Configuration

Thermal resistance m 2 K/W internal external

Dry

Weight

Sound

Fire resistance (hours) Single leaf - no applied finish non loadbearing loadbearing

 

size mm

mm

block

laid

reduction

 

weight kg

kg/m 2

dB

 

Class 1 Class 2 Class 1 Class 2

agg agg

agg

agg

440

x 215

75*

Solid †

0.061

0.057

13.5

146

41

2

1

-

-

 

90*

Solid †

0.074

0.069

16.2

175

43

2

1 1 / 2

1

1

100

Solid †

0.082

0.076

18.0

195

43

2

2

2

2

140

Solid †

0.115

0.107

25.2

273

45

4

3

3

2

150

Solid †

0.123

0.115

27.0

291

46

6

4

6

2

190

Solid †

0.156

0.145

34.2

370

47

6

4

6

2

100

Cellular

0.121

0.114

14.3

156

42

2

1 / 2

2

-

 

Solo †

 

140

Cellular ‡

0.186

0.179

18.4

204

43

3

3

2

-

140

Hollow ‡

0.175

0.167

18.9

206

44

3

3

2

-

150

Hollow ‡

0.186

0.178

18.0

196

43

4

4

2

-

190

Hollow ‡

0.208

0.199

22.0

241

45

4

4

2

-

215

Hollow ‡

0.220

0.210

23.4

257

45

6

6

2

-

290

x 215**

140*

Solid

0.115

0.107

16.6

272

45

4

3

3

2

 

Easilift †

*Available from selected works only ** Evalast Easilift available in Paint Grade only

Specification and performance Being manufactured from natural aggregates, Hanson’s aggregate blocks provide a high standard of sound insulation. They also provide the highest possible levels of fire resistance and are often used where fire resistance is an important characteristic of the structure.

Fire resistance will however, depend on the type of aggregate used. It is therefore important that the class is specified in order to obtain the correct block for the required application.

Product data - facing blocks

Evalite Facing and Evalite Paint Grade

Mean compressive strength: 3.6, 7.3, 10.4N/mm 2 Thermal conductivity: 0.47W/m.K internal Dry density: 1450kg/m 3

conductivity: 0.47W/m.K internal Dry density: 1450kg/m 3 Evalite Facing Evalite Facing blocks are a medium density

Evalite Facing Evalite Facing blocks are a medium density product, intended for internal applications where weight is critical. Manufactured to the requirements of BS EN 771-3, from selected aggregates and Portland cement, Evalite products are subject to rigorous quality control. The blocks are manufactured with a mix design formulated to produce a close face texture, with a consistent shade of colour*, which is ideal for aesthetically important block work. Evalite Facing products can be left fair faced, making a feature of the natural colour of the aggregate.

Evalite Paint Grade Evalite Paint Grade blocks are also produced from selected aggregates, complying with the same standards as Evalite Facing, but with a consistent smooth texture, which is ideal for receiving a painted finish.**

*The colour may vary from works to works so sample viewing is highly recommended. It is also important to order sufficient quantities for the whole project to limit any colour variation between production runs.

**The finish on Evalite Facing and Evalite Paint Grade products is guaranteed on one header and one stretcher only.

Applications Evalite Facing and Evalite Paint Grade blocks are ideal for use where appearance and weight are of prime consideration. They are intended for internal applications where a lightweight, economic, natural coloured or paintable block is required for aesthetically important projects such as:

• shopping precincts

• offices

• sports centres

• factory units

• workshops

The close texture of Evalite Facing and Paint Grade products, coupled with high strengths, provides an excellent base for a variety of standard fixing systems.

Grade products, coupled with high strengths, provides an excellent base for a variety of standard fixing

Material properties

Thermal conductivity W/m.K

internal only

0.47

Dry density kg/m 3

1450

Total moisture movement mm m -1

< 0.80

Vapour resistivity MN.s/g.m

50

Mean compressive strength N/mm 2

solid

7.3, 10.4

cellular/hollow

3.6, 7.3,

Water absorption by capillary g/m 2 .s 0.5

< 350

Shear bond strength N/mm 2

0.15

Fire classification

A1

Flatness mm

< 0.5

Water vapour permeability

5/15

Dimension tolerance classification

D1

Configuration

†Group 1

‡Group 2

Dimension tolerance classification D1 Configuration †Group 1 ‡Group 2 Evalite Facing Evalite Paint Grade

Evalite Facing

Dimension tolerance classification D1 Configuration †Group 1 ‡Group 2 Evalite Facing Evalite Paint Grade

Evalite Paint Grade

Dimensions, weights and properties

Work

Width

Configuration Thermal resistance m 2 K/W

Dry

Weight

Sound

Fire resistance (hours)

size mm

mm

block

laid

reduction

Single leaf - no applied finish

 

internal

weight kg

kg/m 2

dB

non loadbearing Class 1 agg

loadbearing Class 1 agg

440 x 215

75*

Solid †

0.160

10.3

114

40

2

-

90*

Solid †

0.191

12.3

136

41

2

1

100

Solid †

0.213

13.7

151

42

2

2

140

Solid †

0.298

19.2

212

44

4

3

150*

Solid †

0.319

20.6

226

44

6

6

190

Solid †

0.404

26.1

288

46

6

6

200*

Solid †

0.426

27.4

302

46

6

6

215

Solid †

0.457

29.5

326

46

6

6

100

Cellular

0.247

11.8

132

41

2

2

 

solo †

 

140

Hollow ‡

0.344

13.9

155

42

3

2

140*

Cellular ‡

0.329

15.0

169

42

3

2

190

Hollow ‡

0.381

16.2

182

43

4

2

215

Hollow ‡

0.395

18.2

204

44

6

2

*Available from selected works only. Other sizes may be available on request, please contact our sales office for details.

Specification and performance Evalite Facing and Evalite Paint Grade blocks are manufactured using Class 1 aggregates and often used where the highest possible levels of fire resistance are required together with good sound insulation properties.

Product data - facing blocks

Superlite Facing and Superlite Paint Grade

Mean compressive strength: 3.6, 7.3N/mm 2 Thermal conductivity: 0.36W/m.K internal Dry density: 1000kg/m 3

conductivity: 0.36W/m.K internal Dry density: 1000kg/m 3 Superlite Facing Superlite Facing blocks are a lightweight

Superlite Facing Superlite Facing blocks are a lightweight product, manufactured to the requirements of BS EN 771-3, from pyro-processed lightweight aggregates, complying with BS EN 13055-1, and Portland cement. Superlite Facing blocks are manufactured with a mix design formulated to produce a close face texture, with a consistent shade of colour*, which is ideal for aesthetically important block work. Superlite Facing products can be left fair faced, making a feature of the natural colour of the aggregate.

With a dry material density of approximately 1000kg/m 3 , block weights of 20kg or less can be achieved for solid blocks, up to and including 200mm width.

*The colour may vary from works to works so sample viewing is highly recommended. It is also important to order sufficient quantities for the whole project to limit any colour variation between production runs.

Superlite Paint Grade Superlite Paint Grade blocks are also produced from selected aggregates, complying with the same standards as Superlite Facing, but with a consistent smooth texture, which is ideal for receiving a painted finish**.

Applications The light weight of Superlite Facing and Superlite Paint Grade, makes them ideal for internal applications where low weight is critical, particularly in the larger block sizes. Typical applications include:

• offices

• warehouses

• sports centres

• factory units

**The finish on Superlite Facing and Superlite Paint Grade products is guaranteed on one header and one stretcher only.

Material properties

Thermal conductivity W/m.K

internal only

0.36

Dry density kg/m 3

1000

Total moisture movement mm m -1

< 0.70

Vapour resistivity MN.s/g.m

40

Mean compressive strength N/mm 2

solid only

3.6, 7.3

Water absorption by capillary g/m 2 .s 0.5

< 1050

Shear bond strength N/mm 2

0.15

Fire classification

A1

Flatness mm

< 0.5

Water vapour permeability

5/15

Dimension tolerance classification

D1

Configuration

†Group 1

N.B. Block weights not greater than 20kg can be achieved for solid blocks up to and including 200mm thickness.

than 20kg can be achieved for solid blocks up to and including 200mm thickness. Superlite Facing

Superlite Facing

than 20kg can be achieved for solid blocks up to and including 200mm thickness. Superlite Facing

Superlite Paint Grade

Dimensions, weights and properties

Work

Width

Configuration Thermal resistance m 2 K/W internal

Dry

Weight

Sound

Fire resistance (hours)

 

size mm

mm

block

laid

reduction

Single leaf - no applied finish non loadbearing

 

weight kg

kg/m 2

dB

loadbearing

 

Class 1 agg

Class 1 agg

440 x 215

75*

Solid†

0.208

7.1

81

38

2

-

90*

Solid†

0.250

8.5

98

39

2

1

100

Solid†

0.278

9.5

108

39

2

2

140

Solid†

0.389

13.2

151

42

4

3

150*

Solid†

0.417

14.2

161

42

6

6

190

Solid†

0.528

18.0

205

44

6

6

200*

Solid†

0.556

18.9

215

44

6

6

215

Solid†

0.597

20.3

232

44

6

6

*Available from selected works only. Other sizes may be available on request, please contact our sales office for details.

on request, please contact our sales office for details. Specification and performance Being manufactured from Class

Specification and performance Being manufactured from Class 1 aggregates, Superlite Facing and Superlite Paint Grade blocks provide the highest possible levels of fire resistance together with good sound insulation properties.

Product data - background blocks

Evalast Background

Mean compressive strength: 3.6 - 30.0N/mm 2 Thermal conductivity: 1.32W/m.K internal, 1.42W/m.K external Dry density: 1990 kg/m 3

internal, 1.42W/m.K external Dry density: 1990 kg/m 3 Evalast Background Manufactured to BS EN 771-3 from

Evalast Background Manufactured to BS EN 771-3 from crushed rock or gravel aggregates to BS EN 12620 and Portland cement.

Evalast Background blocks are dense aggregate blocks which can be used in virtually any part of a project above or below ground, in normal conditions. Their performance makes them especially applicable to partition and separating walls where good sound insulating qualities and high strengths are required. They can also be used as infill blocks in beam and block flooring systems.

Applications

Acoustics

The high density of Evalast Background blocks gives them excellent sound insulation properties. When laid to form a sound separating wall, they achieve the required mass as given in the Building Regulations and Robust Details.

Typical examples of how Evalast Background blocks may be used to form sound separating walls, are given on pages 50-53.

Flooring

Evalast Background blocks are suitable as infill blocks for beam and block flooring systems. They should be specified as ‘for flooring’, in order that the correct manufacturing base is sourced.

Strength

Having high density, with associated strengths, Evalast Background blocks easily achieve the durability requirements for use above and below ground. They can be used in normal and sulphate soil conditions equivalent to classification DS-3.

Thermal

Evalast Background blocks, in conjunction with suitable thicknesses of insulation, are able to provide high levels of thermal insulation. Sample constructions achieving U-Values of 0.27, 0.30 and 0.35W/m 2 .K are shown on on pages 42-47.

Fire

Concrete is an excellent fire resistant material. Evalast Background products are manufactured from either Class 1 (limestone) or Class 2 (gravel and crushed stone) aggregates. Where fire resistance is important it is essential that the class of aggregate is specified. Full details are given in the tables opposite.

Coursing blocks To complement the range, 22.5N/mm 2 coursing units (brick size) are available for use in conjunction with 7.3N/mm 2 100mm Evalast Background blocks, and 10.4N/mm 2 units are available for 140mm thick products.

Finishes The nature of Evalast Background blocks classes them, for the purpose of rendering and plastering, as a relatively low suction background. They can be either smooth or rough in texture, depending upon manufacturing location. As such, the correct specification for the applied finishes should be provided. In the case of dense sand cement plasters applied to smooth blocks, it is recommended that, in addition to raking out of the joints, an adhesive slurry, spatterdash or stipple coat is applied to the block surface prior to the application of the first undercoat. The high strengths and close internal texture of Evalast Background blocks mean that excellent fixing can be achieved using a variety of patent fixings.

Specification and performance Being manufactured from Class 1 and Class 2 aggregates, the blocks provide the highest possible levels of fire resistance together with good sound insulation properties.

Note: Evalast blocks are not intended to be left fair faced or painted and should have a finish (plaster, render plasterboard, cladding, etc.) applied where the wall is to have visual importance.

Material properties

Thermal conductivity W/m.K

internal

1.32

 

external

1.42

Dry density kg/m 3

1990

Total moisture movement mm m -1

< 0.55

Vapour resistivity MN.s/g.m

100

Mean compressive strength N/mm 2

solid

cellular/hollow

7.3, 10.4, 17.5, 22.5, 30 3.6, 7.3, 10.4

22.5

 

103mm coursing unit 140mm coursing unit

10.4

Shear bond strength N/mm 2

0.15

Fire classification

A1

Flatness mm

< 1.0

Water vapour permeability

5/15

Dimension tolerance classification

D1

Configuration

†Group 1

‡Group 2

permeability 5/15 Dimension tolerance classification D1 Configuration †Group 1 ‡Group 2 Evalast Background

Evalast Background

Dimensions, weights and properties

Work

Width

Configuration

Thermal Resistance m 2 K/W internal external

Dry

Weight

Sound

Fire resistance (hours)

 

size mm

mm

block

laid

reduction

Single leaf - no applied finish

 

weight kg

kg/m 2

dB

non loadbearing

loadbearing

 

Class 1 Class 2

Class 1

Class 2

agg

agg

agg

agg

440

x 215

75

Solid †

0.057

0.053

14.1

153

42

2

1

-

-

 

90

Solid †

0.068

0.063

16.9

183

43

2

1 1 / 2

1

1

100

Solid †

0.076

0.070

18.8

203

43

2

2

2

2

140

Solid †

0.106

0.099

26.4

285

46

4

3

3

2

150

Solid †

0.114

0.106

28.2

304

46

6

4

6

2

190

Solid †

0.144

0.134

35.8

386

48

6

4

6

2

140

Hollow ‡

0.166

0.157

19.8

215

44

3

3

2

-

140

Cellular Solo‡

0.159

0.151

19.2

212

44

3

3

2

-

150

Hollow ‡

0.177

0.169

18.8

205

44

4

4

2

-

190

Hollow ‡

0.198

0.188

23.0

251

45

4

4

2

-

215

Hollow ‡

0.209

0.200

24.5

268

45

6

6

2

-

100

Cellular Solo†

0.113

0.107

15.0

163

42

2

1 / 2

2

-

215

x 215

190

Easilift Solid †

0.144

0.134

17.5

386

48

6

4

6

2

290

x 215

140

Easilift Solid †

0.106

0.099

17.4

285

46

4

3

3

2

290

x 140

215

Easilift Solid †

0.163

0.151

17.4

436

48

6

6

6

2

215

x 65

103

Coursing unit †

0.078

0.073

2.9

207

43

2

2

2

2

440

x 65

140

Coursing unit †

0.106

0099

8.0

283

46

4

3

3

2

440

x 100

215

100mm laid flat†

0.163

0.151

18.8

435

48

6

6

6

2

440

x 140

215 140mm laid flat †

0.163

0.151

26.4

436

48

6

6

6

2

Product data - background blocks

Fenlite Background

Mean compressive strength: 3.6 - 15.0N/mm 2 Thermal conductivity: 0.45 - 0.48W/m.K Dry density: Fenlite - 1350, Fenlite 1500 - 1500kg/m 3

Fenlite blocks Fenlite and Fenlite 1500 blocks are manufactured to BS EN 771-3 from natural aggregates to BS EN 12620, pyro processed lightweight aggregates to BS EN 13055-1, and Portland cement. These medium density blocks are suitable for use in the majority of standard applications i.e. the inner leaf of cavity walls when used with secondary insulation, separating or partition walls, infill blocks in beam and block flooring systems and externally where a finish is applied.

Fenlite blocks can be used in all parts of the project above and below ground (7.3N/mm 2 strength if used on the outer leaf below dpc and unprotected)*. Their performance makes them eminently suitable for general load bearing conditions, sound insulation, internal partitions and where ease of handling and weight are of importance.

Applications

Acoustic

The density of Fenlite and Fenlite 1500 blocks gives them excellent sound insulation properties. When laid to form a cavity sound separating wall they will achieve the required mass as given in the Building Regulations and Robust Details. Typical examples of how Fenlite and Fenlite 1500 blocks may be used to form sound separating walls are shown on pages 50-53.

Flooring

Fenlite and Fenlite 1500 blocks are suitable as in-fill blocks for beam and block flooring systems. They should be specified as ‘for flooring’, in order that the correct manufacturing base is sourced.

Note: Fenlite and Fenlite 1500 blocks are not intended to be left fair or painted and should have a finish (plaster, render plasterboard, cladding, etc.) applied where the wall is to have visual importance.

* The use of 7.3N/mm 2 Fenlite and Fenlite 1500 blocks is possible in aggressive soil conditions. Please consult Product Services for further details.

and Fenlite 1500 blocks is possible in aggressive soil conditions. Please consult Product Services for further

Strength

The strength of all Fenlite blocks dictates their application in exposed conditions. Block strengths of 7.3N/mm 2 and greater should be specified if they are to be used on the outer leaf of a cavity wall below dpc level and left unprotected. In all other normal situations 3.6N/mm 2 blocks would be suitable.

Fenlite and Fenlite 1500 blocks, in conjunction with suitable thicknesses of insulation, are able to reach high levels of thermal insulation. Sample constructions achieving U-Values of 0.27, 0.30 and 0.35W/m 2 .K are illustrated on pages 42-47.

Concrete is an excellent fire resistant material. Fenlite and Fenlite 1500 blocks are manufactured using Class 1 aggregates which provides the highest level of fire resistance for a given size.

Having good strengths, excellent fixing can be achieved using a variety of patent fixings.

To complement the range, 10.4N/mm 2 coursing units (brick size) are available for use in conjunction with 3.6N/mm 2 100mm blocks and full length units are available for 140mm width products.

Fenlite and Fenlite 1500 blocks offer a medium suction background which is ideal for the direct application of sand cement renders and plasters, together with proprietary lightweight plasters.

Material properties Material properties for Fenlite and Fenlite 1500 are shown overleaf (pages 20-21).

Dimensions, weights and properties Dimensions, weights and properties for Fenlite and Fenlite 1500 are shown overleaf (pages 20-21).

Specification and performance Being manufactured from Class 1 aggregates, all Fenlite Background blocks provide the highest possible levels of fire resistance together with good sound insulation properties.

blocks provide the highest possible levels of fire resistance together with good sound insulation properties. 19

Product data - background blocks

Fenlite Background, continued

Fenlite material properties

Thermal conductivity W/m.K

internal

0.45

 

external

0.48

Dry density kg/m 3

1350

Total moisture movement mm m -1

< 0.95

Vapour resistivity MN.s/g.m

50

Mean compressive strength N/mm 2

solid cellular/hollow 103mm coursing unit 140mm coursing unit

3.6, 7.3, 10.4 3.6, 7.3

10.4

10.4

Shear bond strength N/mm 2

0.15

Fire classification

A1

Flatness mm

< 1.0

Water vapour permeability

5/15

Dimension tolerance classification

D1

Configuration

†Group 1

‡Group 2

5/15 Dimension tolerance classification D1 Configuration †Group 1 ‡Group 2 Fenlite Background

Fenlite Background

Fenlite dimensions, weights and properties

Work

Width

mm

Configuration Thermal resistance m 2 K/W

Dry

Weight

Sound

Fire resistance (hours)

size mm

block

laid

reduction

Single leaf - no applied finish

 

internal external

weight kg

kg/m 2

dB

non loadbearing

loadbearing

 

Class 1

Class 1

agg

agg

440

x 215

75

Solid †

0.167

0.156

9.6

106

39

2

-

 

90

Solid †

0.200

0.188

11.5

128

41

2

1

100

Solid †

0.222

0.208

12.8

142

41

2

2

140

Solid †

0.311

0.292

17.9

199

43

4

3

150

Solid †

0.333

0.313

19.2

212

44

6

6

190

Solid †

0.422

0.396

24.3

269

45

6

6

200

Solid †

0.444

0.417

25.5

282

46

6

6

215

Solid †

0.478

0.448

27.5

305

46

6

6

140

Cellular ‡

0.339

0.324

14.0

153

42

2

2

140

Hollow ‡

0.354

0.338

13.4

150

42

3

2

150

Hollow ‡

0.351

0.336

12.7

142

41

4

2

190

Hollow ‡

0.392

0.376

15.6

176

43

4

2

215

Hollow ‡

0.406

0.389

16.6

188

43

6

2

100

Cellular

0.255

0.243

11.0

122

40

2

2

 

Solo †

215

x 65

103

Coursing

0.229

0.215

1.9

150

42

2

2

 

unit †

440

x 65

140

Coursing

0.311

0.292

5.4

209

44

4

3

 

unit †

Fenlite 1500 material properties

Thermal conductivity W/m.K

internal

0.48

 

external

0.52

Dry density kg/m 3

1500

Total moisture movement mm m -1

< 0.95

Vapour resistivity MN.s/g.m

50

Mean compressive strength N/mm 2

solid cellular/hollow 103mm coursing unit 140mm coursing unit

3.6, 7.3, 10.4, 15 3.6, 7.3

10.4

10.4

Shear bond strength N/mm 2

0.15

Fire classification

A1

Flatness mm

< 1.0

Water vapour permeability

5/15

Dimension tolerance classification

D1

Configuration

†Group 1

‡Group 2

5/15 Dimension tolerance classification D1 Configuration †Group 1 ‡Group 2 Fenlite 1500 Background

Fenlite 1500 Background

Fenlite 1500 dimensions, weights and properties

Work

Width

mm

Configuration Thermal resistance m 2 K/W

Dry

Weight

Sound

Fire resistance (hours)

size mm

block

laid

reduction

Single leaf - no applied finish

 

internal external

weight kg

kg/m 2

dB

non loadbearing

loadbearing

 

Class 1

Class 1

agg

agg

440

x 215

75

Solid †

0.156

0.144

10.6

117

40

2

-

 

90

Solid †

0.188

0.173

12.8

141

41

2

1

100

Solid †

0.208

0.192

14.2

156

42

2

2

140

Solid †

0.292

0.269

19.9

219

44

4

3

150

Solid †

0.313

0.288

21.3

233

44

6

6

190

Solid †

0.396

0.365

27.0

297

46

6

6

200

Solid †

0.417

0.385

28.4

311

46

6

6

215

Solid †

0.448

0.413

30.5

336

47

6

6

140

Cellular ‡

0.324

0.307

15.5

168

42

2

2

140

Hollow ‡

0.338

0.320

14.9

165

42

3

2

150

Hollow ‡

0.336

0.319

14.1

157

42

4

2

190

Hollow ‡

0.376

0.357

17.3

193

43

4

2

215

Hollow ‡

0.389

0.370

18.4

206

44

6

2

100

Cellular

0.243

0.230

12.2

134

41

2

2

 

Solo †

215

x 65

103

Coursing

0.215

0.198

2.2

164

42

2

2

 

unit †

440

x 65

140

Coursing

0.292

0.269

6.0

223

44

4

3

 

unit †

Product data - background blocks

Evalite Background

Mean compressive strength: 3.6 - 10.4N/mm 2 Thermal conductivity: 0.47 W/m.K internal, 0.505W/m.K external Dry density: 1450kg/m 3

W/m.K internal, 0.505W/m.K external Dry density: 1450kg/m 3 Evalite Background Evalite Background blocks are a medium

Evalite Background Evalite Background blocks are a medium density product offering good sound insulation, ideal for use in all parts of the project, above and below ground. Produced to the requirements of BS EN 771–3, their performance makes them eminently suitable for general load bearing conditions and where ease of handling and weight are important.

Applications

Acoustic

Evalite Background blocks offer excellent sound insulation properties. When laid to form a cavity sound separating wall, they will achieve the required mass as given in the Building Regulations and Robust Details.

Typical examples of how Evalite Background blocks may be used to form sound separating walls are shown on pages 50-53.

Exposed conditions

Evalite Background blocks are a robust product which can be used in exposed conditions*. 7.3N/mm 2 products are also suitable for use in aggressive soil conditions. Please contact our Product Services department for further details.

*7.3N/mm 2 strengths and above should be specified if blocks are to be used unprotected on the outer leaf, below dpc. In all other normal situations, 3.6N/mm 2 blocks would be suitable.

Flooring

Evalite Background blocks are suitable as in-fill blocks for beam and block flooring systems. They should be specified as ‘for flooring’ in order that the correct manufacturing base is sourced.

Thermal

Evalite Standard blocks in conjunction with suitable thicknesses of insulation are able to reach high levels of thermal insulation. Sample constructions achieving U-Values of 0.27, 0.30 and 0.35W/m 2 .K are illustrated on pages 42-47.

Fire

Concrete is an excellent fire resistant material. Evalite Background blocks are manufactured using Class 1 aggregates which provide the highest level of fire resistance for a given size.

Fixing The high strength of Evalite Background products provides an excellent base for a variety of patent fixings.

Coursing blocks To complement the range, 10.4N/mm 2 coursing units (brick size) are available for use in conjunction with 3.6N/mm 2 100mm Evalite Background blocks and full length units are available for 140mm products.

Note: Evalite Background blocks are not intended to be left fair faced or painted, and should have a finish (plaster, render, plasterboard, cladding etc.) applied where the wall is to have visual importance.

Material properties

Thermal conductivity W/m.K

internal

0.47

 

external

0.505

Dry density kg/m 3

1450

Total moisture movement mm m