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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
Entering the bustling coastal town of Ballito on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, pedestrians are welcomed by the recently completed walkways of practical clay pavers that add rich colour and contrast... more
Schooling for thousands of Free State pupils is being drastically improved through the construction and rebuilding of school facilities by the Kagiso Shanduka Trust in partnership with the Free State... more
A firewall constructed of clay face bricks protected a warehouse from being consumed by a devastating industrial fire.In the early hours of 26 March, a fire broke out at the Sun Oil warehouse in... more
The solid all round performance and investment value that clay brick brings to residential housing remains unparalleled. Local and international comparative research continues to compound... more
Archaeologists have unearthed bricks dating back 5,000 to 7,000 years in northwest Chinas Shaanxi Province, adding between 1,000 to 2,000 years onto Chinese brick-making history. The five calcined... more
A green building is energy efficient, resource efficient and environmentally responsible. But starting the process of change need not be an overly complex or expensive endeavour and you can start... more

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