#07 The Lasting Legacy of Clay Brick


“Clay brick buildings shape South Africa’s architectural heritage. New alternative materials and systems constantly present themselves as “the next big thing” in construction technology, and claim to be “as good as clay brick”. Although some materials can match clay brick on one or two measures, none can offer the full range of benefits across the spectrum.”

Please note the links at the end of the article to advanced topics on Healthy Buildings, which are used as background in writing this article.

This article appeared in the magazine Green Building Materials.


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