Category Archives: Retaining

Retaining wall blocks


The #GreenLock range of retaining wall blocks provide an advanced, innovative, versatile and cost effective soil retaining and stabilising system. The products are manufactured throughout South Africa and Namibia to SABS Standards and consist of high density dry-pressed concrete material utilising […]

12 Amazing Building Block Raised Garden Beds


Raised bed gardening has many benefits – the soil stays loose and well-drained since it doesn’t get continuously stepped on, and the beds are simply easier to plant and maintain since they are off the ground. Raised beds can be made from […]

Is Self-healing Concrete the Ultimate Green Material?


Green building could be on the brink of a revolution in materials following the development of biomass masonry which can be grown using bacterial cultures or repair itself when damaged. Watch the video about Self-healing concrete with the use of bacteria. […]

#CapeBrick Offers Free Technical Manuals


For more information go to Technical manuals Manuals available free of charge upon request include: Masonry • CMA Masonry Manual, 7th Edition Retaining Walls • CMA Concrete Retaining Block Walls, Installation Manual, 3rd Edition •   CMA Concrete Retaining Block […]

Creative Retaining & Landscaping


#CapeBrick client Mark Cloete of Creative Retaining and Landscaping has been in business since 2001 and specialises in retaining walls, sub soil drains irrigation, garden clean ups and landscaping. They are a creative team and seek to realise creative ideas with […]

Clay bricks – energy saving? Compared to what?


There’s no debate, but we’d love to have to one! If you are interested in an energy efficient building blocks, use ‘recycled crushed aggregate’. Energy Saving: Building a typical residential house, using 40,000 Recycled Crushed Aggregate bricks would result in […]