Economical & Practical

UK Construction Online’s Matt Brown speaks with Keith Aldis, Chief Executive of the Brick Development Association (BDA), on the brick manufacturing industry meeting sustainability targets and the... more
SECURE: ROBUST & LOW RISK Brick buildings shape South Africa’s architectural heritage – in every province you will find beautiful and functional schools, social infrastructure, hospitals,... more
Red Travertine face brick is bringing rich aesthetic appeal and integrity to the construction of Royal School Alberton in Albertsdal.Cosmopolitan Projects’ Leopard’s Rest housing development consists... more
Wouldn’t life be so much easier if clients never changed their minds? Wouldn’t it be nice if all a project manager had to do was track the pre-arranged plan, and could count on a steady supply of... more
At the 2015 Master Builders Award ceremony, Rods Construction won the “Excellence in Construction” award in the health care facilities category for the construction of an extension to the victorian... more
Clay brick, and especially face brick affords numerous cost-saving benefits for affordable residential living. Durability, longevity and natural thermal performance properties contribute to excellent... more
We are all well aware of the responsibilities of scholars, teachers and parents in the education process. But a huge responsibility also lies with government to provide infrastructure conducive to... more
Clay brick has always been the material of choice for sustainable, low maintenance and long lasting infrastructure. Schools, clinics and houses built over the past 100 years all across South Africa,... more
Buildings should be built to last and as such the life cycle value of a building derived from long term durability, low maintenance and energy savings should be the key determining factor to be taken... more
Clay brick has always been the material of choice for sustainable, low maintenance and long lasting infrastructure. Schools, clinics and houses built over the past 100 years all across South Africa,... more
We are all well aware of the responsibilities of scholars, teachers and parents in the education process. But a huge responsibility also lies with government to provide infrastructure conducive to... more
Sustainable buildings meet the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.  Property developers and architects need to consider not only the... more
The solid all round performance and life-time value that clay brick brings to infrastructure buildings remains unparalleled. However, local and international comparative research continues to add up... more
The Study objective was to identify amongst a set of walling types which of these solutions and construction methodologies provide the best balance between first cost, lifecycle cost, thermal comfort... more
Our challenge as brick manufacturers in pursuit of a significant share of the Low Cost Housing market has been to provide clay brick products in formats that were more cost effective and afforded... more
As the need for more sustainable housing grows, clay brick in construction's superior composite offering, none more so than in the critical areas of energy efficiency, indoor air quality,... more