The Clay Brick Association of South Africa congratulates developer Ron Henderson of Brydens Commercial Properties and Architects Bromag on their innovative and eye-catching solution to energy and... more
CBA President Musa Shangase talks on Building Jo’burg on radio station MixFM, and Jo’burg Aficionado Dave Gurney chats about magnificent facebrick buildings around Jo’burg, specifically the Sandton... more
The inclusion of Corobrik’s face brick and pavers in the construction of Louwville High School in the Western Cape was the perfect finish to the striking development which now makes up a vital part... more
80 years on for EP Brick
Brick by brick, Nelson Mandela Bay’s Martin family have been hard at work building one of Port Elizabeth’s longest-standing family businesses into the solid manufacturing... more
Waters Edge is an urban-based development comprising a new residential apartment building looking towards Intaka Island, an E-parking structure that is positioned as a buffer building to Canal Walk,... more
Despite the economic peaks and troughs during 2016, Gauteng-based Ocon Brick reports a solid and steady performance during the year as the company retains its position as a preferred supplier of clay... more
Through the clever use of materials, including Corobrik’s range of low-maintenance face bricks, the immaculate 01 on Lunar building on the uMhlanga Ridge emanates a clean, neat façade welcoming... more
Developed on principles of sustainability, the 65 000m² Menlyn Maine Central Square is a mixed-use project that forms the heart of the Menlyn Maine precinct situated in the eastern suburbs of... more
The Colombian delegation made up of 11 men and 7 women brick manufacturers from the local association Anafalco and representative of the Chambers of Commerce of Bogota, arrived in South Africa on the... more
Hundreds of families in the Westgate Grange area of Pietermaritzburg will soon have access to affordable housing with the completion of Aloe Ridge, the largest social housing project in the city... more
The close proximity of the Ocon Brick manufacturing plant at Three Rivers in Meyerton made the company a natural choice for Socrasync Civil Construction to source the three million clay stock bricks... more
Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool in Pretoria – affectionately known as Affies – recently launched its new music centre, an architectural gem that strikes a high note for the 96 year old high school that was... more
South Africans often underestimate our local level of skills, technology and innovation. In many fields – especially engineering - South Africa leads the world.
There are certain products where mega-... more
“What do you want, brick?” ….this is a question which has gained legendary status within architectural circles
Whether accepted, concealed, rejected, desired or compared with more modern materials,... more
The suburb of Sandton, often referred to as the ‘richest square mile in Africa’, continues to attract commercial and residential developments such as Central Square, a multi-billion rand mixed-use... more
The Vaal Mall, which originally opened nine years ago, recently underwent a R420 million upgrade. The second phase expansion of the Vaal Mall created an additional 50,000 square meters to the centre... more
More than 700 deserving families are set to receive secure housing in the regenerated Pretoria Central Business District with the completion of the R265m Thembelihle Village next year. Corobrik... more
Residents in the North West town of Marikana, situated just east of Rustenburg, welcomed the donation of much needed housing earlier this year.
Corobrik partnered with the Cape Peninsular University of Technology (CPUT) for the third time in the highly beneficial CPUT-Corobrik Construction Week at the beginning of September 2015.
During this... more
Made of clay and shale, the final composition of clay brick includes the four natural elements, i.e., earth, wind, fire and water. Clay bricks contain no pollutants or allergens and are resistant to... more
The Clay Brick Association of South Africa serves its Members by expanding awareness, knowledge and support for clay brick masonry.
“Our goal is to ensure that local property owners achieve long life... more
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-... more
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 Mkhize... more
A few days ago, the DJ's at a local radio station disparaged the city of Brakpan for its old-fashioned “facebrick” houses.
The brick homes found in Brakpan, Benoni and elsewhere on the... more