2 weeks ago
Prudent sourcing and selection of building materials and fittings and fixtures has delivered Lakehaven Phase 11- a ground breaking social housing project that  raises the bar and redefines social housing and making it aspirational. Social...
3 weeks ago
As the South African Government forges ahead with plans to introduce a ‘Carbon Tax’ on those sectors of commerce considered as carbon intensive, there is a need to understand the implications of this pricing mechanism on the clay brick...
4 weeks ago
MIBT, a manufacturer of pre-fabricated panels, highlight as a “feature/benefit” that MIBT lightweight concrete panels with fibre cement finishes afford “Better thermal rating than clay brick”. The latter is done to infer,...
5 weeks ago
Recent research in the subject of energy usage and comfort continues to confirm that clay brick construction, so widely applied in South Africa for house construction, deserves its pre-eminent status. Equally interesting is the finding that clay...
5 weeks ago
A green building is energy efficient, resource efficient and environmentally responsible. But starting the process of change need not be an overly complex or expensive endeavour and you can start with any one of the following: Water Low flow...
5 weeks ago
Attached is the latest Sense-making Update, the Industry Dashboard for YTD 2014 and Executive summary. Year to date Actual Building Plans Passed (BPP) for Residential shows growth but Non Residential recorded a decline in both m2 and value and the...