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.

Building Construction Professionals

The elegant creation of the Constantia Waldorf School’s dance and primary school hall perfectly displays the incredibly diverse nature of clay face brick – where a simple solid building block can be... more
Clay bricks are ceramic products – they are fired in a kiln rather than just dried in the sun. Individual clay bricks are virtually indestructible once fired. A masonry wall is incombustible - it... more
Sustainable architecture extends and complements the accepted building design concerns of aesthetics, cost-effectiveness, durability, function and comfort. If one defines sustainability as meeting... more
Innovation and an appreciation of South Africa’s cultural diversity stand out in The University of the Free State, Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards
A person’s home is more than just a place to sleep and store personal belongings. It’s a representation of who they are, an extension of what they represent in this world and a tangible example of... more
This Management Summary and consolidation report of the LCA study by the University of Pretoria compares the electricity use of 6 different types of walling common in South Africa. The measurements... more
A mutually beneficial partnership between Corobrik and the Department of Public Works will result in the upskilling of 30 Western Cape residents, improving their future employment opportunities... more
Designed to achieve the illustrious 5Star Green Star SA rating for its sustainability, the Government's newest office building in Bellville, has been constructed using many effective design... more
In 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 South Africa'. This is... more
A vacancy has arisen at BETA BRICKS ZIMBABWE (PVT) LIMITED for the position of FACTORY/PRODUCTION MANAGER. This is a new position for our new Face Brick Plant based in Mount Hampden. Reporting to the... more
Corobrik’s face brick range was carefully selected as the ideal product for the construction of the Thengwe Secondary School maths centre in Mutale, Limpopo - a creative structure designed to inspire... more
Corobrik’s dedication to improving the lives of disadvantaged community members through training programmes continues to grow with the implementation of a nine-week bricklayer course. Some 12... more
Please note that this Flexible & Rigid Paving Guide, the CBA Technical Guide and Bricklaying Made Easy can be purchased in printed format from our convenient ecommerce store click here Clay... more
A brick-in-sand patio is easy to build and requires just a few basic skills and about 2 days’ work. It’s a great way to expand the living area of the home and provide an entertainment area for family... more
All building materials adjust their volume continuously in response to changes in temperature or moisture in the environment. This movement causes stress within the structure and often results in... more
Zonnezicht Retirement Village currently being developed in central Durbanville by Anton Mulder Developers.  This three phase development which is under construction on the corner of Koeberg &... 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
This Technical Note includes guidance related to the design, construction and maintenance of pavements constructed of brick pavers that will serve all users, including those with disabilities and... 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
“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
One of the best-preserved historical pieces in the world, a brick vault has been unearthed in the ancient city of Metropolis in Turkey. The vault is believed to be part of the ancient city's public... more
The insulation of external masonry walling in the RSA buildings is not mandatory in terms of the National Building Regulations. This Technical Note details the requirements for walling in terms of... more
The compliance route is assumed to be the Prescriptive or Deemed-to-satisfy route which is being followed by the appointed professional. SA National Standard 10400 Part XA; Energy Usage in building... more

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