Clay bricks are made to the same formula that has been used in the construction of many prominent landmarks. It has proved itself as a durable and aesthetically pleasing building material that performs consistently over long periods of time. Clay brick owes its unique properties such as strength, durability, dimensional stability, longevity, fire- and weather-resistance to the final composition of raw materials as well as a time trusted process that is as rich in tradition as it is in performance.
An investment in your future
Because clay bricks don't deteriorate and always look their best, clay brick houses are always in demand - a fact that homeowners appreciate when they want to sell. The desirability of clay brick to the proud home owner makes this the building material of choice in the creation of new homes.
Throughout South Africa, clay brick buildings shape our architectural heritage. The Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town, built between 1666 and 1684, has withstood the Cape of Storms for over three centuries and is the oldest surviving building in South Africa.
The very first clay bricks in South Africa were fired in 1656; since then this unrivalled building material has been used to beat our blistering heat, torrential rain, hail, frost and lightning storms.
Many Western and Eastern Cape landmarks stand as proof of its durability against the toughest weather conditions. Between Sea Point and the Waterfront, Green Point lighthouse is a landmark from the year 1824. It was the first lighthouse built from bricks in South Africa. Seal Point Lighthouse at Cape St Francis is the tallest masonry lighthouse in South Africa at 27.5m.
With clay brick, you can be sure that your most valuable assets can be handed down from generation to generation.