The CBA represents the clay brick and paver manufacturers of Southern Africa.

We inspire sustainable, contemporary brick architecture and building design in all areas of the built environment: commercial, residential and landscape.

Achieving Optimal Thermal Comfort with clay brick


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 house is to reside and the fundamentals of how your choice of building materials will perform.

Substantive comparative research into the contribution of different walling materials to the thermal performance of a house has defined the “necessity” of having thermal mass, as provided by Clay Bricks in the building envelope, to achieve “optimal” thermal efficiency.

The attached press releases deal with the topics of thermal comfort and energy efficiency in clay brick walling.


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