Property Owners & Developers

We present evidence that MIBT’s claim that their prefabricated panels have a “better thermal rating than clay brick” is substantively false. It is not only contradictory to Agrément SA findings but... more
The solid all round performance and life-time value that clay brick brings to infrastructure buildings remains unparalleled. However, local and international comparative research continues to add up... more
This Excel spreadsheet will allow you to calculate your R Value. To comply with the SABS recent SANS 10400 XA regulations, the building control officer will require the architect/developer to provide... more
A beginners guide to laying paving. This guide is intended to assist the homeowner or do-it-yourself enthusiast in tackling various Clay Brick paving projects around the home, such as internal... more
The following criteria are essential to achieve satisfactory long-term performance of your paving: Adequate drainage Adequate thickness and quality of sub-base material Adequate edge restraint... more
A beginners guide to cleaning lichen and mosses off brickwork. Useful information for all Clay Brick DIY projects.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This easy-to build DIY clay brick birdbath will be a feature in your garden. This project has been kept as simple as possible and can be completed in a weekend. Each stage has been illustrated with... more
LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world with 1.85 million square feet of construction space certifying every day. LEED certification provides independent verification... more
Much like any building or structure depends on pillars of equal strength for support, so too, do the economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainability need to be strong and balanced to... more
The Study objective was to identify amongst a set of walling types which of these solutions and construction methodologies provide the best balance between first cost, lifecycle cost, thermal comfort... more
Also see Technical Note 15 - SANS 204 compliance for masonry walling Edition 1 of the SANS 204 series of standards contains Deemed-to-satisfy (DTS) requirements that make a distinction between... more
Passive Solar Design aims at realising thermal comfort in a building through correct design and operating it with nature in mind. By combining natural energy, from elements like heat from the sun,... more
An energy efficient home achieves comfortable temperatures without mechanical heating and cooling. To achieve this objective, one begins by understanding the local climatic conditions in which the... more
The development of the President Hyper chain of retail centres dates back some 50 years, when this family owned company opened their first branch in the small town of Fochville, in the West Rand.... more
Green building in South Africa is growing at an unprecedented rate and has now overtaken that of established sustainability building regions such as Europe, Australia, United States, United Arab... more

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