This document outlines the requirements for effective leadership in health and safety, in both large and small organisations.
Protecting the health and safety of employees and/or members of the... more
The Clay Brick Association of South Africa (ClayBrick.org) has been closely involved with the development of walling requirements for SANS 204: Energy Efficiency in Buildings, as well as SANS 10400XA... more
Walling Requirements of Low Cost Housing in the Southern Cape Condensation Problem Area and the Need to Prevent Mould Growth
Introduction to problems around walling in the SCCPA
The Southern Cape... more
This Technical Note was developed on behalf of the Clay Brick Association of South Africa in response to a call for data from the CSIR (Council Scientific & Industrial Research).
The Thermal... more
The decline in construction of new tertiary educational establishments has resulted in greater pressure being placed on existing facilities to accommodate the ever increasing number of students... more
A new 3D Visualiser has been launched by Corobrik which will enable architects and specifiers to generate an accurate visual impression on their own computers of how a particular face brick would... more
Red Travertine face brick is bringing rich aesthetic appeal and integrity to the construction of Royal School Alberton in Albertsdal.Cosmopolitan Projects’ Leopard’s Rest housing development consists... more
A mixture of facebrick and clay pavers have been used at the vibrant Century City Square, a R1 billion project of mixed-use development that forms the heart of the Bridgeway Precinct in Cape Town.... more
The completion of the regeneration and reconstruction of the Agrivaal building in December last year has revitalised Tshwane’s Central Business District with its unique style.
As the embodiment of... more
More than a million of clay pavers have been used in the second and third phase of the rehabilitation of Tembisa sidewalks in the City of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. The revitalisation project, initiated... more
Corobrik partnered with the Cape Peninsular University of Technology (CPUT) for the third time in the highly beneficial CPUT-Corobrik Construction Week at the beginning of September 2015.
During this... more
This digital version is a free download. "Bricklaying Made Easy" (print version) is available from the Clay Brick Association for just R150. Click here
The print version of this handbook is available from the Clay Brick Association. Content of the Building Contractors Handbook includes:
1. Site management, key to more profit
2. Building lines,... more
Wouldn’t life be so much easier if clients never changed their minds? Wouldn’t it be nice if all a project manager had to do was track the pre-arranged plan, and could count on a steady supply of... more
Figure 1 The CSR 8-star House uses 85% less heating and cooling energy that the average home built before 1990. Photograph CSR Limited, Australia
This attractive 8-Star energy efficient home located... more
Please note that this Technical Guide, Bricklaying Made Easy and the Flexible & Rigid Paving Guide can be purchased in printed format from our convenient ecommerce store
Bold use of face brick colours contrast in a striking architectural design have resulted in an eye-catching school building servicing the Railton community in Swellendam, Western Cape. The R45-... more
CBA Association Member Phakisa Corporate Services has drawn our attention to the Labour Court Ruling that could have an important implications for CBA Members who make use of labour brokers or... more
Traditional mud brick rondavels can be easily and affordably upgraded to increase thermal efficiency and aesthetics with the addition of a face brick “skin”. Architect and lecturer, Mthembeni Mkhize... more
An educational course on brickmaking was presented to Energy Consultants by Dries van Vuuren of Cermalab. Hosted by the National Clean Production Centre (NCPC), the aim of the course was to bridge... more
The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency is delighted to announce that Swisscontact and the Clay Brick Association have partnered with the SAEE Convention that takes place 11-12... more
Clay brick has a long track record of providing sustainable, thermally comfortable and cost effective infrastructure buildings with an assured low lifecycle cost. As the industry standard with SABS... more
Clay bricks have a very convincing image in Europe as one of the most sustainable façade products. These are some of the conclusions of the European Architectural Barometer report, a quarterly... more
Local and international comparative research continues to demonstrate why clay brick, as a 'green' building material, is so perfect for thermally efficient sustainable construction in South African... more