SA Affordable Housing November - December 2018 // Issue: 73 - Page 11

NEWS CRB walls under construction at the Phase 2 Courier Guy distribution centre project in Kya Sands, Gauteng. modified as it was for the Cummins project where one section of the wall was built at an angle of 85˚. This was necessary because of space constraints and to accommodate an attenuation pond at the footing of the wall.” Small advises that MVA Bricks is on the verge of launching a third block, LokBlok, and two orders have been placed for delivery. “The LokBlok comes with a tongue-and-groove configuration which allows the blocks to interlock positively and means they are well suited for high walls up to 90˚. LokBloks come into their own on walls in excess of 8m, heights which require a very specific block because of high loadings and pressures.” Founded in 1995, MVA Bricks also produces a range of concrete block pavers which are available in various sizes, shapes and colours and the production of kerbs began in 2005 using pressed casting to achieve exacting and highly durable quality standards. MVA has a fully accredited SANS mark for its pavers and kerbs and is producing the CRB blocks to SABS standards while it waits SABS accreditation. “We maintain an in-house laboratory and test our products on a daily basis. Our results are to hand within 24 hours and form the basis of our ongoing quality analysis. This means we are able to tell very early whether our products meet our required strength ratings,” concludes Small. NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2018 9