Living


Leca Clay Balls offer thermal and acoustic comfort around the home and can be found in many diverse areas

Identifying Leca® LWA is difficult at first sight, when looking at a house, a road or a bridge, BUT we are there; in the ground, in the walls or on the rooftop. Leca® LWA can be identified through the amazing properties which are gained for example, when used in homes, Leca® LWA offers high levels of thermal and acoustic comfort and contributes to improved energy performance. This helps to reduce the carbon footprint, reduces energy bills considerably and provides long lasting comfort for the home.


90 YEAR-OLD ICONIC LECA® BUILDING STILL STANDING 

BUILT TO LAST WITH LECA IN COPENHAGEN

The building was shown as a reference in the Leca® masonry products brochure in 1957

LECA USED TO SUPPORT NATURE

You might think, that Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate is suitable only for heavy construction or at the top of a plant pot, but after reading this story you might think otherwise.

PASSIVE HOUSE WITH LECA

Passive house is a standard that sets strict requirements for energy consumption. Passive houses should have a particularly low energy consumption which reduces environmental impact

LIVERPOOL ONE ROOFTOP DEVELOPMENT

In order to minimise loading on the new structure, Leca® Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate geotechnical fill was used throughout the site to form new landscape features.

Oset water treatment plant in Oslo is Scandinavia's largest water treatment plant and cleans drinking water for 90% of the inhabitants of the capital.

WATER TREATMENT PLANT IN NORWAY

Oset water treatment plant in Oslo is Scandinavia's largest water treatment plant and cleans drinking water for 90% of the inhabitants of the capital.

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For more information on the use of Leca and its sustainable use in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering, why not book a CPD now to learn more about Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate

Green Stories from Leca

Borrowed From Nature

Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate is a unique and natural product, which life cycle is not linear, but circular. Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate can be ‘reborn’ when the material has been in use for up to 100 years. 

Manufacturing Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate in the Kiln

Production

Simple ideas often last longer. Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate is made from fresh clay, and produced through pre-treatment and high temperatures. 

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Recycling Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay Balls Aggregate within geotech and structural engineering

Recycle

Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay (LWA) is a unique and natural product, which life cycle is not linear, but circular. Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate can be ‘reborn’ when the material has been in use for up to 100 years. 

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Transporting Leca Lightweight Aggregate Expanded Clay Balls reducing co2 emissions in infrastructure

Transport

The transport of Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate (LWA) provides support to our environmental credentials. Through the lightweight nature of Leca LWA – CO2 emissions can be reduced significantly. 

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