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Initial orientation & glossary

Hagemeister produces high-quality clinker bricks that are particularly pressure-resistant and frostproof and only absorb minimal water. As a result, whatever Hagemeister product you choose, you can rest assured that your bricks will remain robust, durable and aesthetically appealing for many years to come. What’s more, in the world of bricks, “clinker” is the epitome of quality with its own particularly strict standardisation.

The joint colour is an important aspect of the final façade and can have a huge impact on the overall aesthetics. The decision as to whether you want smooth or coarse jointing also plays a significant role in the final appearance of your façade. Against this background, our product pages offer you the opportunity to view our different clinker bricks with various joint options to give you an initial insight into the interplay between our clinker bricks and joints. When you’re ready to place your order, we will be happy to recommend one of our retail partners in your local area.

Hagemeister wants to provide the perfect brick for every application and all kinds of tastes, which is why we offer our customers such an extensive range. We cannot, of course, keep all of our brick types and formats in stock at all times. Our products are therefore manufactured and stored on the basis of different strategies depending on whether they are part of our core, basic or project-specific ranges. You can find out more about these different categories on our Product page.

Our project-specific collections are only fired on request for your specific project. Feel free to contact us to discuss your delivery date, minimum order quantity and precise schedule.
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At Hagemeister, each individual brick model is available in a variety of different options. The abbreviations provide information on the specific characteristics of these options. Most of the brick models manufactured by Hagemeister are named after a town, city or region (e.g. Weimar). The abbreviation that comes before the model name specifies its format and therefore the size of the brick. “NF Weimar”, for example, is a Weimar clinker brick in normal format (NF). The model name is followed by another abbreviation that indicates the surface finish that the brick is given during production. A “Friesland GT”, for example is a Friesland brick with a smooth surface, while a “Friesland GS” is a Friesland brick with a peeled, slightly rough surface.

Hagemeister manufactures clinker bricks in a variety of formats, namely with different dimensions. We use abbreviations for the standard formats used in the European market, for example: NF – normal format (240 × 115 × 71 mm)

You can easily choose the format to suit your project on our detailed product pages. The formats are listed on the right at the bottom, next to the joint colour palette. When you select a format, it will immediately be displayed on your screen. The details shown below the image specify the precise dimensions of the chosen format.

In addition to its perforated bricks, Hagemeister also manufactures unperforated solid bricks in every batch. As a result, the solid bricks for your project always come from the same firing procedure. Solid bricks are usually needed where holes in the brick would otherwise be visible (e.g. brick-built windowsills, wall copings or soffits). While we’re on the topic, our clinker bricks with standard perforation are ideal for façades when it comes to stability. There is no need to solely use solid bricks when building a façade.

When it comes to stability, Hagemeister’s clinker bricks with standard perforation are ideal for building your façade. There is no need to solely use solid bricks when building a façade. Solid bricks are primarily used when holes in the bricks would be visible due to the design of the wall, for example in soffits or the corners of brick-built windowsills. There are also special applications such as water construction in which the use of solid bricks is stipulated.

Format, weight and requirements planning

In its core and basic ranges, Hagemeister offers a variety of bricks in normal format (NF – 240 × 115 × 71 mm), thin format (DF – 240 × 115 × 52 mm) and modular format 52 (ModF52 – 290 × 90 × 52 mm). Further formats are also available for selected clinker bricks. If you are planning a building with special dimensions or moulded bricks, we can also manufacture project-specific collections in many other formats.

Some of our classic models such as the Münsterland GT, Mülheim GT or Westfalen GT are also available in imperial format (240 × 115 × 63 mm) in our core and basic ranges. Further models can be custom-made for you as a project-specific collection based on your order.

The number of bricks required per square metre is specified on the product page for each of our clinker bricks.

Here is a short overview of the numbers belonging to the most common sizes:

Normalformat NF (240x115x71 mm) - 48 Stk.
Dünnformat DF (240x115x52 mm) - 64 Stk.
2-faches Dünnformat 2DF (240x115x113 mm) - 32 Stk.
Reichsformat RF (240x115x63 mm) - 52 Stück
Modulformat 52er ModF52 (290x90x52 mm) - 54 Stk.
Modulformat 40er ModF40 (290x90x40 mm) - 66 Stk.
Waalformat WF (210x100x52 mm) - 72 Stk.
Waalreichsformat WRF (210x100x63 mm) - 59 Stk.

You can also use our Quantity Calculator to determine the precise material requirements for your construction project. Please note that the number of bricks needed may vary slightly depending on the thickness of the joint. You should also order extra bricks so that you have some spares in the case of breakage/miscuts. 

Between 300 and 600 clinker bricks, depending on the type and perforation. In the case of normal-format bricks with standard perforation, for example, 416 bricks fit on a pallet.

The weight strongly depends on the format and perforation of each clinker brick. A normal-format clinker brick with standard perforation, for example, weighs 3.2 kg, while a clinker brick in normal format without perforation weights 4.3 kg.

The weight of our pallets varies between 1,000 kg and 1,350 kg depending on the brick type and format

Orders, order quantities and delivery

As the proverb says, “sometimes it’s the little things in life that make you happy”. As a family-run industrial company, we are well aware of this fact and therefore offer you the opportunity to also order small amounts – be it for your garden wall, new barbecue area or for home improvements. Feel free to contact us to find out more.

You can order our Hagemeister clinker bricks directly from your local construction material retailer. Hagemeister works in close cooperation with an extensive network of retail partners throughout Germany. We are happy to help you together with your local retailer.

Our modern manufacturing processes, flexible production planning and state-of-the-art intralogistics allow us to offer you many different brick types for single-occupancy houses and multiple dwelling units from the same batch and at extremely short notice. We will contact you to individually coordinate the delivery times for large-scale projects. Feel free to contact us to enquire about the current delivery time for your chosen clinker brick.

There are no minimum order amounts for the clinker bricks in our core and basic ranges. A minimum order amount of 625 m2 or more, depending on the brick type ordered, applies to our project-specific collections, which are fired especially for your project. 

In our production planning and warehouse management, we put a lot of effort into ensuring that we can always deliver your ordered bricks from the same firing procedure. We want to avoid reorders that cause certain areas of your façade (e.g. the top rows of gables) to deviate from the rest in terms of colour. We therefore recommend that you always carefully calculate your order quantity (with our Quantity Calculator) and are sure to order some ‘spares’ just in case. If you do, however, need to reorder some bricks, we will try to work with you to find a good solution.

Here at Hagemeister, we know that many factors come together on construction sites, and delays are sometimes unavoidable. This is why we offer our customers the option of having their ordered amount delivered within three months after their confirmed delivery date.

The price of our clinker bricks depends on your choice of brick model and format. The main factors that determine the price of a brick are its format, perforation, formulation, production process and firing procedure. As a high-quality product, clinker bricks generally cost slightly more than standard bricks. In return for this additional expenditure, clinker bricks offer low water absorption and high frost resistance, which enable them to remain attractive and durable for many years to come. Good to know: when laying a square metre of clinker bricks, it is often the wage of the bricklayer that represents the largest cost item. The price difference for the actual materials of a brick-built façade is therefore never as high as is indicated by a comparison between two façade construction offers in their thousands.


At Hagemeister, we carefully pre-sort our clinker bricks before packaging. Despite this pre-sorting, we recommend that you take the following approach on the construction site:
Always remove clinker bricks from 3–4 packages at the same time. When taking bricks from the pallets, do not remove them in layers but diagonally from different layers. Hagemeister has produced the following video to explain this process and provide further tips.

A well-calculated quantity determination (using our Quantity Calculator) is essential for your construction project. Delays due to an insufficient quantity determination are not only annoying but may also lead to delays on the construction site and increased costs as a result.
If you realise during the construction phase that you have ordered too many clinker bricks, you can subsequently cancel up to 10 % of your order volume, provided that the goods have not yet left our warehouse. You should therefore be sure to specify a realistic order quantity when placing your order.

The Hagemeister ranges contain a number of classic clinker brick models that we have been manufacturing for decades. We recommend choosing one of these classic clinker bricks if you want to have the option of building a subsequent extension with the same façade aesthetics later down the line. We are happy to advise you on choosing the right clinker brick for your project. If you already know that you will require further clinker bricks at a later point in time, we recommend purchasing all of your clinker bricks from the same batch. This is the only way to ensure uniform façade aesthetics both now and in the future.

Given their material properties, it comes as no surprise that clinker bricks are one of the most popular construction materials when it comes to designing building façades. As a robust, resistant and extremely durable product, clinker bricks do not tend to be soiled by normal environmental influences. Exposure to natural weathering through wind and rain is normally enough to clean a clinker brick façade. What’s more, it is important to avoid using acidic agents and to only use special cleaning agents if needed. Cleaning clinker bricks with water and a coarse scrubbing brush usually suffices. In the case of more severe stains, a pressure washer can additionally be used. For further recommendations, please refer to the advice provided in our video on working with clinker bricks.