The CBA represents the clay brick and paver manufacturers of Southern Africa.

We inspire sustainable, contemporary brick architecture and building design in all areas of the built environment: commercial, residential and landscape.

Special shapes, special projects

Specially shaped bricks provide an aesthetic visual appeal and unique design elements. For inspiration, this gallery shows South African residential and commercial buildings using special shapes. Corners, radials, bullnoses, sloped sills, headers, coping caps angles, curves, and other dramatic effects result in signature residential and commercial architecture. For playgrounds, schools or swimming pools, bricks with rounded edges provide safety benefits. Sill and coping arrangements protect wall brick beneath windows, doors or wall caps.