Please note that we are a Training and Education body for clay brick manufacturers - we do not sell brick or paving products to the public. Please use the map-based or product-based search to find your nearest brick supplier.
The Clay Brick Association of South Africa is a non-profit organisation that expands awareness, knowledge and support for clay brick masonry. Our goal is to ensure that local property owners achieve long life, good value and sustained performance from brick walling and paving.
The Association is renowned for its first-rate technical information that is used by the construction industry to design, detail and build in burnt clay masonry products with absolute confidence. The CBA has publishes both online and printed informative technical guides and fact sheets on specifying and building with clay masonry.
The CBASA website – www.claybrick.org – provides an extensive library of fact sheets and in-depth articles for property owners and developers, architects and builders. It also provide convenient map-based and city-based searches for buyers and quantity surveyors to find clay brick suppliers near their construction site. This saves on transport costs while reducing your carbon footprint!
The CBASA provides strategic direction for members through its investment in research and educational initiatives regarding energy efficiency, reduced emissions, green building and sustainable construction.
The CBASA monitors all legislation and standards issues, and acts as the liaison between the industry, government and other professional bodies representing the housing, building and construction industries. As the industry watchdog, the CBA lobbies for improved building standards, particularly in the affordable housing sector.
NFP - Non-Facing Plastered
Suitable for general walling that is to be plastered. They can be perforated (to reduce the weight), or solid.
NFX - Non-Facing Extra
Suitable for walling - plastered or unplastered - where durability is important e.g. below below ground level
FBS - Face Brick Standard
Clay face bricks produced for durability and uniformity of size and shape.
FBX - Face Brick Extra
Clay face bricks selected for durability, uniformity of size, shape plus colour
FBA - Face Brick Aesthetic
Clay bricks with an aesthetic effect due to non-uniformity of size, shape or colour.
...E - Engineering Units
Masonry for structural or load-bearing purposes and a high compressive strength.
Bricks that are larger than an Imperial or standard size. These "maxi" bricks can reduced construction time, labour and material costs.
PA - Clay Pavers
Clay pavers with dimensions in a ratio of approximately 1:1, 2:1 or 3:1.
PB - Clay Pavers
Clay pavers in non-standard sizes
Clay brick has a lifespan of over 100 years, making it ideal for long lasting South African social and residential infrastructure.
Low maintenance, durable clay brick walling saves time and effort across its long lifespan - and always looks great!
Due to its high thermal mass, clay brick stays warm in winter, and cool in summer, reducing your carbon footprint & energy costs.
Clay brick homes and social infrastructure are not just beautiful, they are a solid investment.