Category Archives: Recycling

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 […]

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, […]

Does recycled aggregates affect quality?

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How does using recycled aggregates to make your bricks affect the product quality?Using recycled aggregates actually improves the final compressive strengths of our products, due to the improved qualities of the recycled aggregates when compared to quarried aggregates (unspecified dust as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]