Hemelite Paint Quality

Hemelite is a range of lightweight aggregate blocks available in a variety of formats and suited to a number of loadbearing applications. Hemelite lightweight aggregate blocks are suitable for use in walls above and below ground and in block and beam floors. They have a proven high level of technical performance.

Close textured blocks for walls in commercial and lesiure buildings which are to receive direct decoration.  

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  • Commercial and Leisure buildings that require direct decoration


  1. Low unit weight

    Easy to handle, high strength to weight ratio, lower overall build weight.

  2. Excellent acoustic and thermal performance

    Good U-values and Rw values, as well as Robust Details.  

  3. Range of strengths

    Range of options available for wide range of specifications.  

  4. Sound Insulation

    Excellent sound insulation properties that comply with Robust Detail specifications and the Building Regulations.  

  5. Easy to decorate

    Ideal background for drylining, plaster, rendering and fixings.  

Application Details

Close textured blocks ideally suited for walls in commercial and leisure buildings which are to recieve direct decoration.

It is recommended that the Hemelite Paint Quality blocks are painted as there may be variations in colour and texture depending on the factory of origin.

As a general rude, only one side of a block may be considered 'fair' as any dimensional tolerance will be reflected in the other face.

Separating Walls
The range of Hemelite solid blocks can be used with a number of Robust Detail constructions, including those with fully filled cavities, avoiding the need for pre-completion testing. In addition these constructions may be used with various robust detail separating floors.

Loadbearing walls
Hemelite is available in a range of strengths from 3.6 to 10.4N/mm2 which make them suitiable for a variety of structural applications from domestic to commercial building.

Hemelite blocks provide excellent periods of fire resistance which can satisfy building regulations and other imposed requirements e.g those of insurers. All Hemelite products conform to a fire rating of Class A1 to BS EN 13501-1:2002

Sound insulation
Hemelite blocks may be used to provide acoustic insulation between internal rooms to meet the requirements of Part E building regulations.

Hemelite blocks are producted to comply with 'Category 1' manufacturing control to BS EN 771-1 to 16.

Technical Properties

Hemelite Solid Paint Grade (3.6n)    
Block Width (mm) 100 140
Unit weight (kg) 13.6 19.1
Laid weight (kg/m2) 145 203


Hemelite Solid Paint Grade (7.3n)    
Block Width (mm) 100 140
Unit weight (kg) 13.6 19.1
Laid weight (kg/m2) 145 203


Hemelite Solid Paint Grade (10.4n)    
Block Width (mm) 100 140
Unit weight (kg) 14.6 20.5
Laid weight (kg/m2) 155 217

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