More than a million of clay pavers have been used in the second and third phase of the rehabilitation of Tembisa sidewalks in the City of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. The revitalisation project, initiated... more
All building materials adjust their volume continuously in response to changes in temperature or moisture in the environment. This movement causes stress within the structure and often results in... more
Corobrik partnered with the Cape Peninsular University of Technology (CPUT) for the third time in the highly beneficial CPUT-Corobrik Construction Week at the beginning of September 2015.
During this... more
This digital version is a free download. "Bricklaying Made Easy" (print version) is available from the Clay Brick Association for just R150. Click here
The print version of this handbook is available from the Clay Brick Association. Content of the Building Contractors Handbook includes:
1. Site management, key to more profit
2. Building lines,... more
Wouldn’t life be so much easier if clients never changed their minds? Wouldn’t it be nice if all a project manager had to do was track the pre-arranged plan, and could count on a steady supply of... more
Figure 1 The CSR 8-star House uses 85% less heating and cooling energy that the average home built before 1990. Photograph CSR Limited, Australia
This attractive 8-Star energy efficient home located... more
Please note that this Technical Guide, Bricklaying Made Easy and the Flexible & Rigid Paving Guide can be purchased in printed format from our convenient ecommerce store
Social awareness and technical excellence and innovation blends with sustainability in 29th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards
Experts speak on the challenges facing architecture at Corobrik SAIA Awards poster exhibition and lectures
The Corobrik SAIA Awards of Merit and Excellence were kicked off at a special event hosted... more
The durability and aesthetic qualities clay face brick are renowned for are some of the reasons government departments keep turning to Corobrik for the construction of affordable housing.
Bold use of face brick colours contrast in a striking architectural design have resulted in an eye-catching school building servicing the Railton community in Swellendam, Western Cape. The R45-... more
CBA Association Member Phakisa Corporate Services has drawn our attention to the Labour Court Ruling that could have an important implications for CBA Members who make use of labour brokers or... more
Traditional mud brick rondavels can be easily and affordably upgraded to increase thermal efficiency and aesthetics with the addition of a face brick “skin”. Architect and lecturer, Mthembeni Mkhize... more
An educational course on brickmaking was presented to Energy Consultants by Dries van Vuuren of Cermalab. Hosted by the National Clean Production Centre (NCPC), the aim of the course was to bridge... more
The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency is delighted to announce that Swisscontact and the Clay Brick Association have partnered with the SAEE Convention that takes place 11-12... more
Clay brick has a long track record of providing sustainable, thermally comfortable and cost effective infrastructure buildings with an assured low lifecycle cost. As the industry standard with SABS... more
SACCI today announced that the SACCI Business Confidence Index (BCI) for September 2015 contracted to 81.6 in September 2015. The SACCI BCI has declined by 11.2 points since February 2015 (so far the... more
The first seven months of 2015 saw improved levels of building activity with regard to new private sector-financed housing in South Africa, based on data published by Statistics SA.The number of new... more
Clay bricks have a very convincing image in Europe as one of the most sustainable façade products. These are some of the conclusions of the European Architectural Barometer report, a quarterly... more
The insulation of external masonry walling in the RSA buildings is not mandatory in terms of the National Building Regulations. This Technical Note details the requirements for walling in terms of... more
South African businesses of all sizes have a great opportunity to help address the country’s growing youth unemployment crisis while benefitting from a tax incentive by taking advantage of the... more
Local and international comparative research continues to demonstrate why clay brick, as a 'green' building material, is so perfect for thermally efficient sustainable construction in South African... more
The concepts of Thermal Resistance and Thermal Capacity are explained in laymen’s terms.
Heat flows by three mechanisms: conduction, convection, and radiation.