#11 Clay Brick vs ABTs – the balanced truth


Over the years there had been  an on-going stream of Agrément SA certificated Alternative Building systems [ABTs] that have claimed superior performance over clay brick construction, lower construction costs, better life time economies and such like. None of these pretenders to the clay brick crown have yet stood up to the challenge of providing comparable quality infrastructure with equal sustainability attributes, equal all round competence, and heart and soul.

The Clay Brick Association of South Africa takes a closer look at three of the more high profile ABTs that claim superior performance over clay brick construction to try to understand whether there is any substance behind their superior performance claims.


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