The Clay Brick Association of South Africa congratulates Architects Sean Pillan, Jonathan Leibowitz and Lance Mac Bean of Empowered Spaces Architects on their innovative and attractive solution to... more
Zonnezicht Retirement Village currently being developed in central Durbanville by Anton Mulder Developers. This three phase development which is under construction on the corner of Koeberg &... more
Each January, around 450 000 students migrate to the 4 major cities of South Africa to attend tertiary education institutions. Although some will be able to stay at home, most need a place to live... more
Through the clever use of materials, including Corobrik’s range of low-maintenance face bricks, the immaculate 01 on Lunar building on the uMhlanga Ridge emanates a clean, neat façade welcoming... more
Developed on principles of sustainability, the 65 000m² Menlyn Maine Central Square is a mixed-use project that forms the heart of the Menlyn Maine precinct situated in the eastern suburbs of... more
A range of face brick and pavers were selected for the iconic development of the new Sol Plaatje University integrated into the inner-city fabric of Kimberley in the Northern Cape.
Together with the... more
Hundreds of families in the Westgate Grange area of Pietermaritzburg will soon have access to affordable housing with the completion of Aloe Ridge, the largest social housing project in the city... more
One of the best-preserved historical pieces in the world, a brick vault has been unearthed in the ancient city of Metropolis in Turkey.
The vault is believed to be part of the ancient city's public... 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
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
It is expected that new programs like the ASIDI or Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative program will stimulate crucial education projects. ASIDI targets over 3000 schools across... more
“Clay brick buildings shape South Africa’s architectural heritage. New alternative materials and systems constantly present themselves as “the next big thing” in construction technology, and claim to... more
Clay brick has the ability to absorb heat during the day and release it at night, thus reducing the need for artificial heating in winter and cooling in summer. Clay Brick’s ability to “self-... more
Clay brick makes for the right construction material of choice for sustainable infrastructure investment in South Africa, providing lowest lifecycle costs than less durable lightweight methods.
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
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
Research undertaken by Adrian Bown from Leeds Metropolitan University of 860 homes found that brick structures can have a lifespan of 500 years or more. This research focussed on traditional low-rise... more