Affordable housing at The Gayles

Federale Stene: Semiface Travetine (FBA) clay bricks

Award-winning development, The Gayles Estate in Evander, Mpumalanga is only 8km away from Secunda, making it an affordable housing option for Sasol employees. Federale Stene’s Semiface Travetine (FBA) clay bricks were used to great effect. This roughly textured clay brick with dark spots and golden-brown hue forms a beautiful bonding pattern well suited for homeowners looking for a cost-effective, low maintenance home.

Earthworks at The Gayles began in 2013 and this is still an ongoing project. Construction on the project is divided into three phases. The first is 80% complete and fully occupied, with the second phase filling up fast. 

The project won the Developer of the Year award at the South African Affordable Residential Developers Association (SAARDA) annual golf and awards evening held at Glendower Golf Club last year.

Energy efficient with thermal comfort

The area does tend to be slightly colder therefore the clay bricks are well suited to provide sufficient insulation for many years to come. Clay brick remains the best for this community to establish a sustainable way of living so that future generations can benefit from this great initiative too.

Federale Stene (Pty) Ltd has been part of the clay brick industry since 1958 and have proven that they can comfortably be associated with industry leaders.

"Our product ranges include plaster, semiface, face and super bricks such as the maxi and Jem," says General Manager Johan Humphries. "All products produced on-site and from natural, raw materials. The clay bricks are all SABS Quality Approved and are manufactured in accordance with ISO standards. We can confidently say that our hollow clay bricks are building a sustainable future, one brick at a time."

Their products have been distributed throughout South Africa and have been featured in countless projects that have been used by homeowners, small contractors, low-cost rural developments, building material merchants, hospitals, schools, developers and architects.

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