Healthy & Comfortable
Few things irritate us more than exposure to excessive noise. For schools, it's more than just an annoyance. In France, a study found that with every 10-decibel increase in classroom noise, students' language and math scores decreased by 5.5 points.
If you look into the definition of a wall, it is an architectural structure designed to protect inside from outside primarily from intrusion, to define a boundary and to block views from outside...view more
More than 1000 learners at Thushanang Primary School in Mpumalanga will benefit from an upgrade of their school. The school was built with Federale Stene's Semiface Travetine (FBA) clay bricks....view more
This year, South Africans spent their winter days at home with their children, dogs and working spouses. One of the key productivity killers, has been noise!
Noise is not only irritating,...view more
Education infrastructure is the government’s investment in South Africa’s future. A place of learning must be the embodiment of stability, permanence and strength and provide an environment that...view more
UK Construction Online’s Matt Brown speaks with Keith Aldis, Chief Executive of the Brick Development Association (BDA), on the brick manufacturing industry meeting sustainability targets and the...view more
Passive design is “energy efficient design” that makes harnesses free heat from the sun and natural night time cooling to make a home more comforta
Benefits of Brick Factsheet
SECURE: ROBUST & LOW RISK
Concepts are explained and the definitions of Thermal Resistance and Thermal Capacity, as well as the formulae for the calculation thereof, are pro
Review of Health Aspects in Buildings as pertain to VOCs (volatile Organic Compounds) and Clay Brick Masonry Walling
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...view more
An energy efficient home achieves comfortable temperatures without mechanical heating and cooling.
Clay Brick is confirmed as intrinsically ‘perfect’ for defining a sustainable and more energy efficient future.
The ante towards building greater sustainability into the built environments...view more