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Elements of a cavity wall

A cavity wall is two masonry walls separated by an air space or cavity. This simple building design concept has huge benefits. For the life of the building, It gives built-in insulation from both temperature extremes and noise.

Recycling waste products by incorporating them into clay brick during production not only reduces waste, it can improve clay brick porosity, thermal conductivity and water absorption properties

The CBA has developed this series of Excel business cases, to help clay brick manufacturers evaluate the feasibility of implementing different sustainability measure in their existing operation/s. Customise the parameters to calculate your return on investment.

Do you want to improve the energy efficiency of your clay brick production facility, but you don’t know how and where to get finance? Have a look at the Energy Efficiency Finance Guide.view more

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.

South Africa has limited water resources. This fact sheet identifies practical ways to conserve water, and reviews alternative water sources to reduce dependence on the national water infrastructure.

The SADC Clay Brick Survey gathered intelligence and benchmarks on clay brick production across Southern Africa. With a deeper understanding of the industry and the relevant stakeholders in each country, we are better positioned to identify possible areas of intervention and support.

Hydroseeding is a fast, cost effective and high-quality method for seeding vegetation, land rehabilitation and erosion control in clay quarries and surface mines.

Complementing its current socio-economic impact areas such as health and safety, employment, human rights and equity, the clay brick sector can further positively impact its employees, local communities as well as the wider public.

Peter Drucker famously quoted, “what gets measured, gets managed”. By examining an activity we are forced to pay attention to it.

Fuel switching is often considered an essential step in achieving a low-carbon future.

Rain water, storm water, grey water, ground water and water reclaimed from manufacturing processes can be treated and reused.

Unfired clay bricks were first used in Mesopotamia around the third millennium BC.

The Department of Environmental Affairs has set limits for the air pollutants that may be released from clamp kilns.

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Economical & Practical

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Energy Efficient & Sustainable

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