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 […]

Benefits of recycled concrete not fully realised

Cape Brick recycled the rubble from the Athlone Cooling Towers and manufactrued new bricks and blocks

The many benefits of using recycled concrete as a construction material are generally overlooked and not by any means fully utilised in South Africa, says Bryan Perrie, MD of The Concrete Institute. Perrie says the use of recycled concrete could […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cape Brick Proudly Endorses RDA Building

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Great video showing what RDA Building does. “When I still worked in the concrete industry I was often asked to recommend a decent builder. My standard response was that there is no such thing! My friend Simon van Nieuwholtz of […]

How to make stronger, “greener” cement

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Concrete is the world’s most-used construction material, and a leading contributor to global warming, producing as much as one-tenth of industry-generated greenhouse-gas emissions. Now a new study suggests a way in which those emissions could be reduced by more than […]