The brickworks' waterstruck bricks are made on machines that emulate the way in which bricks are made by hand. This engenders the uniformly non-uniform look of the brick with four equal fronts. The coal-firing gives the bricks a uniquely vibrant colour play.
WATERSTRUCK, COAL-FIRED BRICKS
The brickworks’ waterstruck bricks are made on machines – constructed at the brickworks – that emulate the way in which bricks are made by hand. This engenders a uniformly non-uniform look. The bricks are manufactured by throwing a wet lump of clay into a mould. Any excess clay is removed, and using the water as release agent, the mould can be lifted leaving the soft brick behind.
As one of the only brickworks in Europe, Petersen Tegl fires its bricks with coal. This is a demanding but necessary method to achieve the colour play of light and dark shades. The firing method causes minor dimension variations and cracks that have no impact on the strength and durability of the bricks.
The range of coal-fired brick includes 39 bricks in a wealth of colours. The brickworks also manufactures bricks in customised colours according to the customer’s specific requests.
BRICKS AND FROST
Petersen Tegl's bricks are frost resistant. We primarily use clay from the brickworks' local surroundings where clay has been dug for brick production for several hundred years.
At the brickworks, the clay is pugged, moulded and pressed using techniques which emulate the processing method used when all work was done by hand.
The method gives the best possible texture with capillaries and air voids that allow the water to expand when it freezes without damaging the brick. The fact that bricks can absorb water does therefore not involve a risk of frost damage.
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The colours are indicative only.