Secure & Permanent

There is a housing backlog of about 2.3 million homes with Gauteng requiring 600 000 new homes to meet the need. The backlog in Gauteng - according to a report by the PSAM (Public Service...view more

Knysna Fires

Picture this, you’re sitting down with your architect in the beginning stages of planning your dream home and you realise that every decision from design to function is yours to make. This can be...view 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...view more

One of the best-preserved historical pieces in the world, a brick vault has been unearthed in the ancient city of Metropolis in Turkey.

The vault is believed to be part of the ancient city...view more

While clay brick schools last a lifetime, photos below show prefabricated ABT schools with expensive repair bills after less than 3 years use.

We are all well aware of the responsibilities of scholars, teachers and parents in the education process. But a huge responsibility also lies with government to provide infrastructure conducive to...view more

Ocon Brick is to supply approximately 400,000 clay stock bricks for the new Michelin Warehouse in Klipriver. The warehouse, currently under construction, will be used for the storage of tyres...view more

ABT structural failures at Good Hope Primary School

Clay brick has always been the material of choice for sustainable, low maintenance and long lasting infrastructure. Schools, clinics and houses built over the past 100 years all across South...view more

The solid all round performance and life-time value that clay brick brings to infrastructure buildings remains unparalleled.

Clay face brick firewall saves warehouse from inferno

A firewall constructed of clay face bricks protected a warehouse from being consumed by a devastating industrial fire.In the early hours of 26 March, a fire broke out at the Sun Oil warehouse in...view more

Archaeologists have unearthed bricks dating back 5,000 to 7,000 years in northwest Chinas Shaanxi Province, adding between 1,000 to 2,000 years onto Chinese brick-making history. The five calcined...view more

Hampton Court, built in 1529 is one of the Stately Homes of England, and a palace of Henry VIII. In the late medieval period, bricks were brought from the Low Countries to East Anglia. They were luxury items, and not everyone could afford them. While bricks are the defining feature of Tudor houses, those who were not rich enough had to use plaster

Research undertaken by Adrian Bown from Leeds Metropolitan University of 860 homes found that brick structures can have a lifespan of 500 years or more. This research focussed on traditional low-...view more

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