The concepts of Thermal Resistance and Thermal Capacity are explained in laymen’s terms.
Heat flows by three mechanisms: conduction, convection, and radiation.
This technical paper looks in detail at the properties and specifications required for load bearing brickwork. Load-bearing brickwork is a well tried, versatile, durable and economical material with... more
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 report presents the findings of a research... more
Also see Technical Note 15 - SANS 204 compliance for masonry walling
Edition 1 of the SANS 204 series of standards contains Deemed-to-satisfy (DTS) requirements that make a distinction between... more
This leaflet was prepared for the Master Builders Association. It covers insulation in open rafter roof assembly, insulation in concealed rafter roof assembly, under surface bed and cavity wall... more
This information covers the basic requirements for constructing a well designed and durable structure. Reference has been made to the SABS Standards and Codes of Practice as well as the National... more
The value of building plans passed and buildings completed are two indicators that can be used to gauge the state of the building industry. The infographic outlines some key findings from Stats SA’s... more
First Published by BUSINESS DAY, Home Front
Date: 08 May 2015
Journalist: David Steynberg
The use of alternative building systems like light steel frames is growing on South African consumers but... more
The Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, MP, hosted the National Human Settlements Indaba and Exhibition on 16-17 October 2014 at Sandton Convention Centre.
The Clay Brick Association not... 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
Makana Brick Bricklaying School is funded by Makana Brick and run by the East Cape Training Centre, the training facility is based at the factory's premises.