Exposed masonry designs define one of the latest trends in modern homes, adding character by creating stunning accents that enrich the design whatever its inspiration. Natural clay facebrick has... more
For more than 30 years the DAPS courses and recently Diploma programmes were associated with the delivery of distance learning on behalf of the mineral products industry.
Did the recent mortgage rate hike frustrate your plans to buy that dream home?
Instead of hunting down a perfect kitchen or extra room elsewhere, why not save on commissions and transfer fees and... more
OTAL Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the brick industry to quantify the environmental impact of clay bricks.
The results show that the external walling materials of a house, including clay brick, have... more
Made of clay and shale, the final composition of clay brick includes the four natural elements, i.e., earth, wind, fire and water. Clay bricks contain no pollutants or allergens and are resistant to... more
The Clay Brick Association of South Africa serves its Members by expanding awareness, knowledge and support for clay brick masonry.
“Our goal is to ensure that local property owners achieve long life... more
There is been growing world-wide concern for energy conservation, the reduction of greenhouse gases and sustainability. In Australia, it is estimated that 39% of the end energy usage in domestic... more
Energy efficient building standards tend to focus on the thermal resistance requirements of the envelope, whilst the benefits of the thermal capacity present in masonry construction, are less... more
Clay brick may be accepted as a conventional building material, but the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building of the University of Technology Sydney Australia shows that it's modular nature makes it the ideal... more
One can find a City Lodge in practically every major centre throughout South Africa, they are renowned for providing affordable and comfortable accommodation while still supplying a quality offering... more
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