These guidelines and mandatory Codes of Practice are offered by our members, and cover the significant health and safety risks relating to the mining and transportation of minerals, material, or... more
The Carbon Tax Study, has been able to generate a similar level of interest and appreciation of the VSBK Projects involvement within the sector.
This report presents the findings of a research... more
This project to determine whether energy savings are possible from substituting recycled soda lime glass for other ceramic raw materials in brick manufacturing, was part of a grant from the State of... more
Aggregates and sand from quarries and borrow pits are essential to keeping the country's construction industry supplied. However, careful environmental care needs to be exercised when operating these... more
A tool to calculate the current energy consumption per kg fired brick.
The six shaft kiln constructed at Langkloof Bricks as part of the Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln Project has received much acclaim... more
Also see Technical Note 15 - SANS 204 compliance for masonry walling
Edition 1 of the SANS 204 series of standards contains Deemed-to-satisfy (DTS) requirements that make a distinction between... more
ClayBrick.org has a range of pull-up banners and display material for use at trade shows. Cost-effective company-specific display material can be created for CBA members. Please contact the... more
Members can make use of these press releases for facts about clay brick as a walling material
Maintaining safety on site, whether it is a manufacturing site or a construction site, is a critical task of management.
Members are welcome to make use of these media releases to distribute to customers.
ClayBrick.org is pleased to announce its 2015 membership of the Green Building council of South Africa - the CBA has been a member since 2013.
The GBCSA is an independent, non-profit, membership-... more
The Energy Efficient Clay Brick (EECB) project hosted a one and a half day Innovation Platform Workshop in Hatfield, Pretoria, bringing a cross section of stakeholders from across the clay brick... more
“This first VSBK in South Africa is possibly the most energy efficient brick firing plant in the world” affirmed His Excellency the Ambassador of Switzerland to South Africa, Mr Christian Meuwly,... more
While the Clay Brick Association works hard to promote clay brick as THE superior building material, it is up to individual members to promote the benefits of their own company and products to local... more
A few weeks ago, the project suffered a delay when a fan and motor burnt out. This problem has been resolved and the new components were installed in mid-November. The kiln was then tested, and... more
At the request of clients in the brick and quarry industries, Survival Tyres were asked to develop a practical solution for the prevention of punctures and as a result reduce down time due to... more
Langkloof Stene het amptelik op die 13de Mei 2013 begin met die siviele werk vir die uitbreiding van die volgende 18 VSBK skagte en vandag, die 16de Julie 2013 het ons die eerste beton gegiet vir die... more
On 29th March 1963 the first Annual General Meeting the S.A Brick Association, was held. While going through these records we were also fascinated to note the process involved in setting a fixed date... more
On Friday 1st February 2013, ClayBrick.org and the University of Pretoria made history through the signing of the agreement to pursue the industry 'Life Cycle Assessment for Clay Brick Walling in... more
Following requests from within the brick making community for more information on the Habla Zig-Zag kiln, The EECB project established communications with the Australian based team. Some early... more