Category: Sustainability

Architecture At The Edge – CPD Part L and NZEB compliance

Roadstone is attending ARCHITECTURE AT THE EDGE on Saturday 12th October and is delighted to sponsor a CPD Event.

Learn about updates to TGD L 2019 now incorporates a requirement to comply with NZEB standards. This presentation will explain Part L along with the changes required and demonstrate effective measures in ensuring compliance.

  • The NZEB standard as set out in TGD L 2017 Buildings other than dwellings applies to works from 1st January 2019 (subject to transitional arrangements). For Public Sector bodies, NZEB applies from 31st December 2018.
  • TGD L 2019 Dwellings includes numerical indicators for NZEB which apply to works from 1st November 2019 (subject to transitional arrangements).

RIAI CPD points apply

Venue: Human Biology Building NUIG

Date: 12th October 2019

Time: 14:00 – 14:45



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Roadstone at the CIF Annual Conference 2019

Roadstone was delighted to attend the annual CIF conference as an event sponsor in Croke Park alongside CRH and Farrans.

The Construction Industry Federation presented an informative event with noteworthy speakers throughout the day.

Roadstone displayed its Sustainable urban Drainage System (SuDS) which attracted great attention.

Roadstone to attend the National Construction Summit

Roadstone will attend the National Construction Summit on Thursday 14th March at The Citywest Hotel.

During the Summit, Roadstone will offer technical advice on SuDS and paving solutions.

Visit the Roadstone stand to view our SuDS model and get a better understanding of how our Aquaflow Permeable Paving System works. A variety of paving samples will also be on offer.

For further opportunities to learn about SuDS make sure to check the programme for details of our main stage presentation titled: “Practical solutions for SuDS in the built environment”.

Read about the Aquaflow range here

ISO 50001 Ireland Conference

Kevin Donovan at the ISO50001 Ireland conference 2015

ISO50001 Ireland 2015 on the 20th of May in Croke Park saw the event celebrate it’s 3rd anniversary. The event brought together delegates from Irish processing who are considering the transition to the International energy management standard ISO 50001, but yet to make the journey. The theme/profile of the event is simply to create an exchange of information between organisations who are about to make the transition to the Energy Management Standard ISO 50001 and companies who have already made the transition. Speakers were carefully selected based on their experiences and knowledge of this standard and who are keen to network with delegates in an effort to develop the standard further within Ireland.

This year saw a collection of presentations from a broad selection of industry sectors, including Food, Pharmaceutical, Medtech, ICT, Transport and representing the Construction sector was our own Kevin Donovan from Roadstone Ireland.

Kevin had the opportunity to share with over 200 of his peers from Irish industry the achievements of Roadstone Ltd to date in adopting the ISO 50001 energy efficiency standard. Now boasting 21 Locations, and Transport Sector the strategy is to continue accreditation of ISO 50001 across the group. Kevin says; “It was an excellent opportunity for me and Roadstone to highlight the significant developments we have achieved in energy efficiency in recent years. It is a credit to the entire Energy/Facility Teams, as well as Senior Management who without their support these accreditations would not be possible.”

Kevin’s full presentation  can be accessed on the event website using   the  password: “iso2015”.

New Thermal Liteblock System – A fabric first approach for compliance with Part L of Building Regulations

Launch of Roadtone Thermal Lite Block


Roadstone Ltd is proud to introduce the Thermal Liteblock System, an exciting new product innovation which was launched recently at an event in Dublin.

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.

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 pictured at the launch of Roadstone’s Thermal Liteblock System

Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation and Larry Byrne, Managing Director of Roadstone Ltd pictured at the launch of Roadstone’s Thermal Liteblock System

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.”


Alan Lowe, Product Development Manager, Roadstone Ltd pictured at the launch of Roadstone’s Thermal Liteblock System

Alan Lowe, Product Development Manager, Roadstone Ltd pictured at the launch of Roadstone’s Thermal Liteblock System

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.

Thermal Liteblock FAQ’s