keyboard_arrow_upCorobrik’s striking new paving selection
keyboard_arrow_downCorobrik’s striking new paving selection

Corobrik’s paving range has always proved popular in both commercial and residential developments, and the newly-launched piazza pavers are set to continue this trend as Corobrik meets market demands of aesthetics and quality.

keyboard_arrow_upCorobrik’s graphite pavers add to the modern Menlyn Learning Hub
keyboard_arrow_downCorobrik’s graphite pavers add to the modern Menlyn Learning Hub

The vibrant design of Menlyn Learning Hub within Menlo Park, Pretoria, has been carefully matched with durable, aesthetically prominent products, among them Corobrik’s latest range of 65mm graphite pavers. 

keyboard_arrow_upEnvirobuild paving is a safe bet at the Eagle Creek Spur
keyboard_arrow_downEnvirobuild paving is a safe bet at the Eagle Creek Spur

The external playground at the Eagle Creek Spur – a project that was as part of the extension of the Five Ways Mall in Empangeni –  has been paved using the Envirobuild range of rubber paving bricks made from recycled truck tyres. 

keyboard_arrow_upWalkways enhance upmarket estate
keyboard_arrow_downWalkways enhance upmarket estate

Conceptualised and developed to provide a quality lifestyle in a secure and natural environment, Dainfern Valley Estate is one of the most sought-after areas to own a home in the entire Johannesburg-Gauteng region (and one of the properties currently commands the highest known rental in the area).

keyboard_arrow_upCBP used in City of Tswane’s Shovagakula paving project
keyboard_arrow_downCBP used in City of Tswane’s Shovagakula paving project

Precast concrete block pavers (CBP) and kerbing have been used to construct safe, attractive and durable pavements in Olievenhoutbosch Ext 36, for both pedestrians and cyclists.

keyboard_arrow_upBosun introduces pavers with a washed finish
keyboard_arrow_downBosun introduces pavers with a washed finish

Bosun, manufacturer of concrete paving products, renowned for their innovative solutions like the Large and XXL Urban pavers, has launched a ‘washed’ or ‘exposed aggregate’ range of products.

keyboard_arrow_upThe dual-purpose China Cash and Carry project
keyboard_arrow_downThe dual-purpose China Cash and Carry project

The construction of the China Cash and Carry sales outlet at Crown Mines, Johannesburg presented architects with an interesting challenge – to develop a centre that is functional to both retail and wholesale shoppers. 

keyboard_arrow_upPaving the way with emerging contractors
keyboard_arrow_downPaving the way with emerging contractors

A young entrepreneur who “fell in love with construction” is today running her own busy construction company handling a multimillion rand contract to pave township roads in the North West Province – and sees the prospect of more such contracts on the way. 

keyboard_arrow_upPaving manual supports skills development
keyboard_arrow_downPaving manual supports skills development

The Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) has introduced a new paving manual – A Step-by-Step Guide to Perfect Paving – to support skills development and boost employment opportunities in this field.  The manual has been developed primarily to be used by people who are unemployed and want to learn how to lay concrete block paving as a useful income-producing skill. However, it is sufficiently informative and technical to be of use as refresher material or a ‘How To’ reference for established contractors, big and small. The CMA is also offering the manual to training and technical institutions to be incorporated into construction-related course material. 

keyboard_arrow_upNew concrete block paving standard amended
keyboard_arrow_downNew concrete block paving standard amended

SANS 1058 - 2010, the new SABS (South African Bureau of Standards) standard for concrete block pavers (CBP), has been amended.  The new standard was announced in March 2010 and was officially introduced at the beginning of September 2011, giving manufacturers an 18-month window to alter their mix designs and production processes to achieve compliance with the new standard. However, the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) has initiated an amendment to the new standard which lowers the performance criteria of the standard – albeit only marginally. In addition, the two strength ratings within the standard have been renamed for greater clarity.

keyboard_arrow_upConcrete paving blocks for new office park
keyboard_arrow_downConcrete paving blocks for new office park

 Technicrete’s Trojan concrete pavers were chosen to surface the parking areas and traffic thoroughfares at Fancourt Office Park, a complex of 18 office buildings and one of the latest developments in the still growing North Riding node of Johannesburg.

keyboard_arrow_upPre-sealer protects concrete paving
keyboard_arrow_downPre-sealer protects concrete paving

Revelstone, a leading manufacturer of cast stone products, used Pareflo 20 silicone water repellent, supplied by Chryso SA, for the paving at the pioneering Nedbank Ridgeside development in Umhlanga Ridge in KwaZulu-Natal.  Nedbank Ridgeside is KZN’s first Green Building Council of SA Green Star certified building and only the second office development in South Africa to receive a Green Star certification.

keyboard_arrow_upConcrete paving at Royal Bafokeng sports campus
keyboard_arrow_downConcrete paving at Royal Bafokeng sports campus

As the home base for the England squad during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, the Royal Bafokeng sports campus presented an opportunity to showcase South African concrete paving and roofing products to an international market. Located not far from Sun City in North West Province, the complex incorporates a five-star hotel and facilities for a range of sports activities, including soccer, rugby and tennis, plus a tennis clinic.

keyboard_arrow_upFor a smooth, level paving finish
keyboard_arrow_downFor a smooth, level paving finish

THE ‘lows and highs’ factor is a common problem when laying interlocking concrete paving. It happens when inferior quality pavers of irregular depth don’t fit together easily. The result is an uneven surface and a bumpy ride. But that was no problem for the contractor laying over 2 000m² of Technicrete’s Double Zig-Zag paving blocks at the new Grey Owl shopping centre in Midrand, Gauteng.

keyboard_arrow_up12 months to implement revised paving standard
keyboard_arrow_down12 months to implement revised paving standard

Paving producers that hold the SABS (South African Bureau of Standards) mark for concrete block pavers (CBP) tested and approved to SANS 1058, have 12 months in which to comply with the revised standard, SANS 1058 2010, which was published officially by the SABS in March.

keyboard_arrow_upHuge paving project at ‘Port Mafikeng’
keyboard_arrow_downHuge paving project at ‘Port Mafikeng’

One of the most extensive paving projects in the North West Province – at the Mafikeng Industrial Development Zone (MIDZ), adjoining Mafikeng Airport – was completed and handed over at the end of last year.  Strategically located close to a major rail link and with an internationally rated airport on its doorstep, the MIDZ is intended to position Mafikeng

keyboard_arrow_upConcrete block paving proves cost-effective
keyboard_arrow_downConcrete block paving proves cost-effective

An independent survey conducted in Gauteng on behalf of the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) last year shows that concrete block paving (CBP) is, in most instances, a more cost-effective surfacing option for driveways, car parks, residential streets and township roads than premix asphalt paving (PAP). The survey also found CBP to be more cost-effective for light and heavy duty industrial yards, bus terminals and through-roads in urban areas. The results of the survey have been published by the CMA in an updated leaflet, previously published in 2007.

keyboard_arrow_upUni-Ecolok permeable paving now in SA
keyboard_arrow_downUni-Ecolok permeable paving now in SA

Infraset Building and Landscaping Products recently saw its Uni-Ecolok permeable interlocking concrete pavers installed for the first time on a suburban property in eastern Johannesburg where the former house has been converted to offices.