Welcome to LightCem UK Ltd. – Lightweight and Fire-check Concrete
Reduced Insurance Costs!!
LightCem Technology Ltd. is a privately owned, family run company founded over 40 years ago and we have researched and developed a range of concrete based compounds with special characteristics. Product range consists of various compositions offering different degrees of fire protection, surface protection, lightweight / floating concrete, and reflective coatings. Our products are tailored to the Client’s requirements and no contract requirement is too big or too small.
About LightCem UK
LightCem Group is a Norweigan based family owned and run business with over 30 years of experience in the sector. Over the years LightCem has developed world renowned products with industry leading specifications.
LightCem’s products are essentially lightweight cement based concretes with special additives to increase fire-retardant properties and to increase strength in lightweight applications. These products are in use the world over and in the UK with some significant Clients such as London Underground and Dartford Tunnel.
Their additional properties are derived by additives that do not affect structural integrity but the density of the concretes is between approximately two thirds and half lighter than conventional concretes – less density equals less cement content and less mass. For upper structures of tall buildings, less weight means less foundation depth equals less costs.
Concrete can also be sprayed on to surfaces to enhance fire protection but normal concrete begins to degrade at 800°C. LightCems FireShield spray on products can be configured to provide complete protection to over 1300°C. Increasing fire-protection will significantly reduce insurance costs – spend to save measure – hopefully preventing fire related damage in the first place!!
LightCem products are now available again in the UK, manufactured under license. LightCem’s product performances have been verified through extensive European and Scandinavian test programmes undertaken by a series of independent laboratories and government test centres.
FireShield 1150 is one of a range of fire proofing and insulating lightweight concretes that have been tested under fire conditions of up to 1150°C for durations of up to four hours. FireShield 1150 is ideal for use in offshore conditions, shipbuilding, petrochemical applications & the construction industries where steel & concrete structures need protection from extreme temperatures (up to1150°C).
FireShield 1350 is one of a range of fire proofing and insulating lightweight concretes that has been tested under fire conditions for durations of up to four hours. FireShield 1350 has been designed to withstand the most extreme of hydrocarbon fire conditions and has satisfied the Ministry for Public Works in the Netherlands (Rijswaterstaat or RWS) in conjunction with TNO Centre for Fire Research, for the purposes of providing passive fire protection for tunnel linings.
LightCems TopCoat is a grey ingrained fiber reinforced dry mortar. The mortar has water repellent and a diffusion open material. Can be sprayed directly on to tunnel walls, load bearing walls and other concrete and steel constructions.
WhiteCoat is a white ingrained fiber reinforced dry mortar. The mortar has water repellent and a diffusion open material. One of the primary uses of WhiteCoat is in tunnel linings, brightening the tunnel and giving a safe optical effect for the road users.
LiteCrete has been designed as a durable lightweight construction concrete. It is particularly suitable for floating and offshore constructions such as Seacon Floating Fish Farm, Barcelona, Spain. Where weight savings are required for columns, walls, roofs and foundations. LiteCrete can be used as a cost effective solution. Reduced density also means reduced loading on shutters when pouring, therefore, false-work and form-work costs can be reduced.
SprayFast is a ready to use, lightweight protective concrete. SprayFast materials have been designed for application by “Wet Spray” Techniques. Ideal for use in concrete repair, refurbishment, protection and lightweight construction where savings can be made due to the very low proportional material weight. SprayFast will adhere to almost any clean material e.g., steel, masonry, timber, plastic and even glass.
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