Brick roads at Kindlewood Estate

Corobrik pavers at Kindlewood Estate, Gate TwoThe Kindlewood Estate development north of Durban is a Tongaat Hulett development intended to be “the most sought after address for ‘golf-less’ property in the greater Durban area”.

Greg Veerasamy, development executive at Tongaat Hulett Developments, says, “The development team was briefed to ensure that this vision is incorporated into the design and implementation of the entire infrastructure in the estate.

“The roads, for example,” says Veerasamy, “were designed to be fully brick paved throughout the estate. We’ve gone beyond using brick only at focal points and intersections. There is certainly a premium paid for a fully brick paved road as opposed to a typical asphalt road, but, in keeping with its vision for Kindlewood Estate, Tongaat Hulett preferred this option.

“With its experience of numerous developments,” Veerasamy continues, “Tongaat Hulett insisted that Corobrik products be used. This is because of the good quality of the product and service we receive from Corobrik.”

At Kindlewood, the roads and sidewalks are surfaced with Corobrik pavers. To date 11 700 m² of 60 mm Corobrik burgundy pavers have been used on the roads, which have been completed for the first two phases of the development. For the sidewalks, 2 700 m² have been installed so far, using the 50 mm burgundy paver. The pavers are laid in a herringbone pattern, which ensures the stability of the paved surfaces, even under road traffic. The herringbone pattern also stays looking good over the long term.

Corobrik’s Firelight Satin face brick has also been used at Kindlewood, in construction of the two gatehouses and the management association building.

In terms of the Architectural Code for the estate, all dwelling units must have, at least, a face brick plinth. Corobrik’s Firelight Satin face brick is specified – for plinths and feature walls (where applicable) – and the code stipulates that the bricks are to be stack-bonded.

All sites in phase 1 of the development have been sold and 65% of phase 2 has been sold. Already 47 homes have been completed and a further four are under construction.

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