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
Passive design is “energy efficient design” that makes harnesses free heat from the sun and natural night time cooling to make a home more comfortable, while reducing heating and cooling bills. ... more
Clay brick construction is increasingly being recognised as a vital component of green building in the ongoing quest to find solutions that eliminate or meaningfully reduce adverse impacts of... more
An LCA is an internationally and scientifically recognised approach that measures the environmental impact of a product. The building sector has been linked to high CO2 emissions and global climate... more
The Clay Brick Association of South Africa congratulates developer Ron Henderson of Brydens Commercial Properties and Architects Bromag on their innovative and eye-catching solution to energy and... more
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
The inclusion of Corobrik’s face brick and pavers in the construction of Louwville High School in the Western Cape was the perfect finish to the striking development which now makes up a vital part... more
Waters Edge is an urban-based development comprising a new residential apartment building looking towards Intaka Island, an E-parking structure that is positioned as a buffer building to Canal Walk,... more
More than 3 million of Corobrik’s quality face brick products were used in the construction of The Junction @ Forest Hill in Centurion, Pretoria.
The 440-unit rental housing development, based in... more
The University of Pretoria has released results of its Thermal Performance Study, which assessed operational energy use of structures built with six different walling materials.
When selecting... more
Claytile has supplied 150 000 NFP Maxis to Isipani Construction for Sea Point's newest and most exclusive apartments. 50 Upper Rhine Road was completed in November 2016 and consist of nine... 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
The Britten Pears Archive in Suffolk, England was designed to preserve composer Benjamin Britten’s comprehensive archive and serve as a public exhibition space.
The building protects the world-class... more
SECURE: ROBUST & LOW RISK
Brick buildings shape South Africa’s architectural heritage – in every province you will find beautiful and functional schools, social infrastructure, hospitals,... more
The close proximity of the Ocon Brick manufacturing plant at Three Rivers in Meyerton made the company a natural choice for Socrasync Civil Construction to source the three million clay stock bricks... more
Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool in Pretoria – affectionately known as Affies – recently launched its new music centre, an architectural gem that strikes a high note for the 96 year old high school that was... more
South Africans often underestimate our local level of skills, technology and innovation. In many fields – especially engineering - South Africa leads the world.
There are certain products where mega-... more
The movers and shakers of the architectural world in South Africa gathered to witness the presentation of the 2015/2016 Corobrik SAIA Awards of Merit for Excellence in Architecture to the cream of... more
Once completed, Eskom’s Mpumalanga-based Kusile coal-fired power plant, will be the world’s largest coal-fired power plant ever built. Ocon Brick were contracted to supply the clay stock bricks for... more
The suburb of Sandton, often referred to as the ‘richest square mile in Africa’, continues to attract commercial and residential developments such as Central Square, a multi-billion rand mixed-use... more
The Vaal Mall, which originally opened nine years ago, recently underwent a R420 million upgrade. The second phase expansion of the Vaal Mall created an additional 50,000 square meters to the centre... more
This Technical Note discusses sustainability and sustainable design and their relationship to brick use and recycling. The use of brick masonry is an appropriate choice for achieving several elements... more
The objective of the Technical Note is to provide a concise explanation of the walling provisions in the SANS204 standard, and indicate how this can be used to the advantage of end-users/owners.
When choosing face brick, make sure that the material is strong, hard-wearing and weather-resistant, so as to withstand the local exposure conditions.
Certain face bricks may not be suited to... more