Category Archives: Green Building

Building Block Succulent Planter Project

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Stacked building blocks have ready-made compartments that are ideal for a variety of plants. You can stack and build them to create a wall or fit a custom space. If you need a retaining wall, a building block garden is a […]

New Technology Improves Efficiency on Tried-and-trusted Equipment

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Cape Brick remains the longest-running manufacturer of the most energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly quality concrete masonry products in the Western Cape, through its commitment to customer service excellence and constant product innovation. A major contributing factor to this ongoing success is maintaining long-standing […]

Do You Know Your Green Wall Lingo?

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Not sure how to identify all the different green wall technologies that exist? Green wall industry experts actually have specific lingo for differentiating the categories and sub-categories of green walls. The term ‘green wall’ is the best term when speaking broadly […]

Embodied Energy of Material Becoming More Important

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According to the recent report by Edge Environment  ‘Energy-efficient dwellings – Can embodied energy spoil the story?’  as buildings become more energy efficient, the energy it takes to make buildings becomes increasingly more important. More attention should be paid to […]

The Green Building | Case Study

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The Green Building was initiated by Sarah Ward and Mark Borchers of Sustainable Energy Africa, in collaboration with Mike Schroeder, an architect working with the Development Action Group. The clients sought to develop premises that provide rental office accommodation and […]

Think Bricks and Think Green

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Whilst most conversations around going ‘green’ in the building trade refer to electricity usage, water saving and the design of a building, the role of the manufacturer in producing their products and what they are doing to minimize the use […]

Cape Brick is Getting Ready to Start a Challenging Project

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Cape Brick‘s new client is getting ready to start on an exciting and challenging project. The client will be using their 14mpa NFX imperial brick which incorporates roughly 70% recycled content.  If the clients existing house in the background is anything to go by this promises […]

An Stylish Toaster Made from a Brick and Rebar

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Adi Zaffran’s toaster has five components: rebar rods, a building block (can be bought at Cape Brick), wood, wire, and some fasteners. The project is intended to raise awareness of the massive network of materials and production required to make simple household objects […]