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.


Local clay brick is arranged in an authentic, artisanal geometric pattern, using repetition to create continually changing light and shadows throughout the day.  This house incorporates natural... more
The exposed brick wall in living areas can come in a wide array of forms and natural hues - it harmonises with styles ranging from industrial to shabby chic from contemporary and classic. Exposed... more
Brick walls in contemporary architecture – that seems to be a contradiction. But the last few years have seen architects and homeowners gravitate towards the classic brick wall whenever they need... more
When it comes to the look and feel of homes, the materials used for exterior walls matter more than you might realize. But brick is unique in at least one way. Brick can be both simple and plain but... more
Our Mardi Gras evening was both entertaining and educational, as sponsors were available to discuss their products and services. Thank you to photographer Natasha Bird! To download the photos, click... more
Brick braais are perfect for a large patio. A braai is not a difficult project, and you should be able to complete it in a weekend.
Many contemporary buildings are characterised by the imaginative use of curves, playing with elements of light and shadow that change throughout the day. Curved walls are often conceived as an... more
A brick-in-sand patio is easy to build and requires just a few basic skills. It’s a great way to expand the living area of the home, provide an entertainment area for family and friends and increase... more
The 2015/2016 Corobrik SAIA Awards of Excellence in Architecture are the highest accolade to be given to an architectural projects in South Africa. Read more
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.... more
Exposed masonry designs define one of the latest trends in modern homes, adding character by creating stunning accents that enrich the design whatever its inspiration. In the 90’s, brick finishes... more
Clay brick pavers are the material of choice for their natural beauty, durability and superior colour retention even when wet.  The timeless, earthy look and inherent durability of clay brick pavers... more
Clay brick has been used in famous heritage buildings throughout the centuries
Social infrastructure project enhance our public spaces, and serve the community with hospitals, clinics, libraries, municipal buildings, schools and universities. Safe & secure clay brick... more
Examples of high-density residential complexes, and Affordable residential housing using clay brick for architectural detail or structure.
Top commercial buildings that use brick as part of their architectural design or structure.