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The new VRT Pitt Primary School in Swellendam, Western Cape

Bold use of face brick colours contrast in a striking architectural design have resulted in an eye-catching school building servicing the Railton community in Swellendam, Western Cape. The R45-...view more

CBA Association Member Phakisa Corporate Services has drawn our attention to the Labour Court Ruling that could have an important implications for CBA Members who make use of labour brokers or...view more

Derek Dimba of Corobrik trains members of the Okhalambeni community in Zululand to lay bricks and how to build a traditional rondavel wall.

Traditional mud brick rondavels can be easily and affordably upgraded to increase thermal efficiency and aesthetics with the addition of a face brick “skin”. Architect and lecturer, Mthembeni...view more

Lecturer Dries van Vuuren of Cermalab presents the EECB "Overview to Brickmaking" course.

An educational course on brickmaking was presented to Energy Consultants by Dries van Vuuren of Cermalab. Hosted by the National Clean Production Centre (NCPC), the aim of the course was to bridge...view more

The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency is delighted to announce that Swisscontact and the Clay Brick Association have partnered with the SAEE Convention that takes place 11-12...view more

Clay brick provides significant energy cost savings over the life of the building, compared with lightweight pre-fabricated systems

Clay brick has a long track record of providing sustainable, thermally comfortable and cost effective infrastructure buildings with an assured low lifecycle cost. As the industry standard with...view more

Clay bricks have a very convincing image in Europe as one of the most sustainable façade products. These are some of the conclusions of the European Architectural Barometer report, a quarterly...view more

Local and international comparative research continues to demonstrate why clay brick, as a 'green' building material, is so perfect for thermally efficient sustainable construction in South...view more

The concepts of Thermal Resistance and Thermal Capacity are explained in laymen’s terms.

This technical paper looks in detail at the properties and specifications required for load bearing brickwork.

FBS, FBA, NFX - what do these terms mean when buying or specifying brick? This leaflet provides brick terminology and specifications.

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 leaflet was prepared for the Master Builders Association.


Economical & Practical

energy savings

Energy Efficient & Sustainable


Desirable & Stylish