Property Owners & Developers

The Princess Plot Show Village, the first of six phases to be built at the proclaimed Township of Princess Ext 22 in Roodepoort will be bricked by Ocon Brick, and will comprise a combination of RDP,... more
Study Instructions and Drawings before starting. This project has been kept as simple as possible and can be completed in a weekend. Each stage has been illustrated with drawings. The plan and... more
These Stepped Flower Boxes serve as a useful means of overcoming differences in garden levels and breaking up open spaces, such as patios. The height and arrangements can be altered to preferred... more
This project has been kept as simple as possible and can be completed in a weekend. Each stage has been illustrated with drawings. The plan and elevation drawings show the overall dimensions of the... more
The environmentally-conscious mantra of 'Reduce Reuse Recycle' describes the WWF South Africa’s newly refurbished building in the suburban hub of Braamfontein. The building has earned its ‘green’... more
The impressive new Multichoice headquarters, DSTV City, in Randburg which has four levels of basement parking covering some 52,900 sq meters and 27,617 sq meters of office space was bricked by Ocon... more
The donation of more than 9 000 superior quality Corobrik Cedarberg and Burgundy pavers finished off the refurbishment of Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company’s (JYOC) new premises at the University... more
At the 2015 Master Builders Award ceremony, Rods Construction won the “Excellence in Construction” award in the health care facilities category for the construction of an extension to the victorian... more
Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has announced Karl Bremer Office Block in Bellville, Cape Town, is the first project to achieve a Socio-Economic Category (SEC) Pilot rating in Africa... more
As part of South Africa's National Invasive Species Week this month ENVASS have very kindly supplied us with an A1 size alien invasive plant poster for the greater Gauteng region. Download the PDF... more
Sitting aside Kings Park Stadium and near the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban’s Lion Match Factory holds its own as one of the warm city’s memorable architectural landmarks. Property development... more
Clay brick, and especially face brick affords numerous cost-saving benefits for affordable residential living. Durability, longevity and natural thermal performance properties contribute to excellent... more
Claytile, one of the Western Cape’s respected clay brick manufacturers is supplying over a million bricks to Hotel Verde, cited as Africa’s Greenest hotel.  This 45 room hotel is pursuing green... more
We are all well aware of the responsibilities of scholars, teachers and parents in the education process. But a huge responsibility also lies with government to provide infrastructure conducive to... more
Ocon Brick is to supply approximately 400,000 clay stock bricks for the new Michelin Warehouse in Klipriver. The warehouse, currently under construction, will be used for the storage of tyres... more
The Clay Brick Association of South Africa is an affiliate partner for Architecture ZA 2015 – Future City.This year’s programme is broader, more inclusive and structured to target the largest... more
Clay brick has always been the material of choice for sustainable, low maintenance and long lasting infrastructure. Schools, clinics and houses built over the past 100 years all across South Africa,... more
Greenhouse Gas Emission Baselines and Reduction Potentials from Buildings in South Africa was commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme – Sustainable Buildings & Climate Initiative.
Outdoor spaces are important features in South African living. Over the years the trend has been to craft landscapes so that they become an extension of the house and a recreational area in their own... more
Buildings should be built to last and as such the life cycle value of a building derived from long term durability, low maintenance and energy savings should be the key determining factor to be taken... more
A recent United States study shows that consumers prefer genuine clay brick exteriors on a national scale. Scoring highest nationally among all ages, races, income levels and household types, brick... more
A beginners guide to cleaning brickwork. Useful information for all Clay Brick DIY projects. Staining can mar the appearance of brickwork, but incorrect cleaning can cause permanent damage. Therefore... more
A beginners guide to mixing mortar. Useful information for all Clay Brick DIY projects. The use of this information is based on recognised principles of design and construction and is at the... more
We are all well aware of the responsibilities of scholars, teachers and parents in the education process. But a huge responsibility also lies with government to provide infrastructure conducive to... more

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