Category Archives: Blocks and Bricks

Concrete is Cool!

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Concrete masonry has evolved into a functional and beautiful building material that gives designers the artistic flexibility to create strikingly beautiful single and multi-family residences, office buildings, warehouses, municipal buildings, manufacturing facilities, learning institutions, hospitals and much more. Concrete masonry […]

Energy Efficient Completely Recyclable Building Blocks

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A better environment can only be created through the promotion of sustainable development.  This means specifying and using building products that are energy efficient and completely recyclable themselves. Concrete masonry is also cost effective, meaning that by specifying CMA approved masonry units, as manufactured […]

What Makes Cape Brick a ‘Green’ Company

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Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.  In other words, […]

Green Buildings: More Value Than You Can Imagine

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The full story of green buildings is still being discovered. Up to now, green buildings have been described as a costly luxury.  The emphasis to date has been on costs – the costs of green materials, costs of innovative design, […]

Building with the People for the People

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Langa, one of Cape Town’s oldest and poorest townships is already reaping from the benefits from the Langa Hi-Rise Project, as it now comes to a successful end. The project was initiated as an architectural and engineered design concept. Load-bearing […]