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HEATING accommodate students who attend the STC

needed through a process of thermal lag,”

– a subsidiary of SASA. Recently completed,

said Shangase. “This means that the interior

the Sugar Mill Way facility proves the thermal

is kept at a more comfortable temperature,

capacity of the face bricks.   

something students will really appreciate

For the STC building, architects from i3LAB, working with the contractor, 2C Projects,

when they have to focus on studying.” The architects at i3LAB were also able

selected 73 000 Country Meadow Satin face

to achieve indoor temperature moderation

bricks – used on the external façade of the

using intelligent ventilation techniques

building – with paving completed in Corobrik’s

throughout the building. The balcony,

Cederberg 50mm pavers (17 000) and De Hoop

escape and main stairwells all have weather

red 73mm pavers (43 000).

louvres to allow for cross-ventilation and

“The KwaZulu-Natal coastal climate is

bedroom doors are fitted with operable fan

renowned for its hot, humid summer days

lights. The architects’ choice of cavity wall

which can be problematic for buildings

construction further enhances the thermal

with instances such as damp and mould

efficiency of the building.

leading to ‘sick building syndrome’,” explained

Corobrik’s De Hoop pavers were used in

Shangase. “This is not true of buildings

the parking area with the Cederberg pavers

constructed using Corobrik’s range of face

used for walkways, acting as a contrast

bricks. The fired clay brick absorbs and

between the building and parking areas. In

releases humidity from the atmosphere

addition to the aesthetics, skid-resistance

so that it is kept at 40 to 60% – ideal for

and colour fastness of the clay pavers,

healthy living.”

Corobrik’s pavers – created from natural

Shangase said in addition to humidity

thermal efficiency that ensures they don’t

they were able to moderate the temperatures

overheat in the direct sun.

“The thermal mass and thermal capacity

Accepts All Bits & Sizes

base materials – also have an amazing

control, the bricks’ thermal efficiency meant experienced indoors as well.

Making work safer, faster & more efcient !

The clay brick walling envelopes, which enhance thermal comfort and lower heating

of face bricks essentially helps them to

and cooling energy, result in a low lifecycle

perform like a battery, absorbing heat in the

cost and, essentially a more sustainable option

day and releasing it overnight when it’s

when it comes to building materials.

Secure Holding Power

// FOR THE STC BUILDING, ARCHITECTS FROM I3LAB, WORKING WITH THE CONTRACTOR, 2C PROJECTS, SELECTED 73 000 COUNTRY MEADOW SATIN FACE BRICKS – USED ON THE EXTERNAL FAÇADE OF THE BUILDING – WITH PAVING COMPLETED IN COROBRIK’S CEDERBERG 50MM PAVERS (17 000) AND DE HOOP RED 73MM PAVERS (43 000) // • Fits all drills and screwdrivers • Secure hold of screw

• Automatic adjustment to depth of screw head • Genuine one-hand operation

• Quick and easy replacement of bits

• Compact size.

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