1 week ago
We have pleasure in attaching our latest Sense-making Update and the Industry Dashboard, as well as an Executive summary for your perusal.   The Net Mortgages in the Pipeline (NMIP) Chart confirms that NMIP has in fact crossed over the Residential BC trend-line for the first time since about...
1 week ago
    Five years ago, the only tablets you found on a building site were the occasional Panado to cure jackhammer-induced headaches. Today, however, the way architects and construction teams work has morphed dramatically. It is estimated that there are now over 29 million cell phones in...
1 week ago
MIBT, a manufacturer of pre-fabricated panels, highlight as a “feature” that MIBT lightweight concrete panels with fibre cement finishes afford “Better thermal rating than clay brick”. The latter is done to infer or mislead the reader to believe that MIBT Mi panel walls will...
2 weeks ago
Our latest ClayBrick.org video shows the best examples of clay brick construction in South Africa. It covers topics such as energy efficiency and thermal comfort, thermal mass (reducing the need for air-conditioning or artificial heating) and passive solar design. It also reviews key benefits of...
4 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 Housing is government subsidised for people with...
4 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 sector in this country. Prepared by leading experts...