Building a Sustainable Construction Sector and Country


Building a Sustainable South Africa was the theme of Master Builders South Africa’s (MBSA) 109th Congress held in Port Elizabeth over two days in September. Congress 2014 addressed issues such as skills development, growth, transformation and job creation within the […]

Transparent Bricks Made From Fiber Optic

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This translucent material is created by combining concrete and thousands of optical fiber strands that act like aggregate. The optical fibers form a matrix between the two main surfaces of concrete block, connecting and directing light between the two block […]

Planter Bricks


The Planter Bricks are custom designed concrete masonry units that can hold plants and vegetation. The planter bricks have the potential to counter the heat island effect in big cities through evapotranspiration and pollution conversion. The plants in the wall […]

Make Your Own Garden Bench

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Simple DIY bench idea perfect for a Saturday Summer project:  These great looking benches were made by combining two fundamental building materials. What you will need:  12 x 190mm building blocks 4 pieces of  (10 cm x 10 cm x 3m)  treated […]