Green Star SA is a rating system used to assess the design and construction of various building types, from an environmental and human health perspective, and is developed by the Green Building... more
Publications around the principles of Sustainable Development are reviewed. Articles published during the proceedings of SB10 and SB11, and earlier articles published by ClayBrick.org on the topic of... more
A review of the Energetics Life Cycle Assessment for Clay Brick Masonry Walling in Australia, as well as research papers presented at the Sustainability Conferences SB10 & SB11, in addition to... more
Concepts are explained and the definitions of Thermal Resistance and Thermal Capacity, as well as the formulae for the calculation thereof, are provided.
A review of articles published in 'Sustainability Conferences' and developed for the Clay Brick Association as a summary of other significant works that contribute towards the case of masonry walling... more
Review of Health Aspects in Buildings as pertain to VOCs (volatile Organic Compounds) and Clay Brick Masonry Walling
A discussion paper on the 'Life Cycle Assessment of Masonry Walling' to be conducted by the Clay Brick Association of South Africa (CBA).
The job creation, both direct and indirect, and the... more
In many countries, wall thermal resistance or R-value is the sole determinant of energy efficiency. Here in South Africa, R-values are only one measurement to consider.
More than 700 deserving families are set to receive secure housing in the regenerated Pretoria Central Business District with the completion of the R265m Thembelihle Village next year. Corobrik... more
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
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