n Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering = Joernaal van die Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut van Siviele Ingenieurswese - The use of clay hollow-ware for wall construction : a Western Cape case study : technical paper

Volume 41, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1021-2019



This paper reports on commissioned research into the technical and cost aspects of using hollow clay 'maxi' bricks in Western Cape house construction. Specifically, sample bricks were evaluated in terms of the National Building Regulations, a technical analysis was conducted of energy saving, dimensional co-ordination, structural strength, structural stability and rain penetration, and a framework for a comparison between the effect on house costs of the use of hollow clay and solid cement 'maxi' bricks was established.

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