Couple pushing bicycles and woman jogging in a newly built housing estate

Benefits of building with clay

Besides being natural, high-quality and maintenance friendly ceramics are sustainable in all production stages – from raw material extraction to production and packaging, through to processing

  • Clay building materials are simply more convincing
  • Clay retains the inherent strength, durability and economy that made it the building material of choice over centuries
Wienerberger concrete and clay pavements are also ideal for bicycle lanes.
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Simply more versatile

At Wienerberger we supply a comprehensive product range for the entire building as well as for outdoor living spaces

Whether for roof, façade, wall, terrace, public area or garden – blocks, roof tiles, bricks and pavers can be used in various ways. They are robust, have a proven lifespan of more than 100 years and retain their quality and value for generations.

The continuous further development of technologies and products leads to a permanent improvement of key product properties. The results are optimal, complete solutions for the entire building, which are architecturally versatile and beautiful, energy-efficient and sustainable – from the basement to the rooftop.

Wienerberger Building Solutions offers a wide range of products, solutions and services, including the entire building envelope as well as outdoor living spaces. This not only refers to accessories and technical fittings, but also consulting and planning services as well as tools developed specially for facilitating planning, calculating and ordering.

Wienerberger production plant Beerse
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Building material provided by nature

Clay bricks and roof tiles are among the oldest building materials in the world

Clay bricks and roof tiles are among the oldest building materials in the world and still extremely popular. This does not come as a surprise, because clay building materials are natural, versatile, durable and of stable value. Selecting the right building materials is a decision for life. A modern building must comply with numerous ecological and economic demands. Our products contain the experience and know-how of 200 years. By carefully selecting the raw materials and using state-of-the-art production facilities, we are able to guarantee a product that gives pleasure over generations.

Customers who chose roof tiles, facing bricks, clay blocks or pavers by Wienerberger play it safe – and enjoy more advantages, as compared to other building materials.


Clay building materials can be used for a variety of applications. They can be used for walls, façades and roofs as well as for gardens, terraces and open spaces. Clay tiles and bricks can be used almost anywhere and for all architectural styles, whether for the construction of single family houses or apartment blocks, office or public buildings.


Owing to their excellent insulation properties and their heat storage capacity clay building materials help to reduce the energy consumption of buildings.


Clay building materials are robust, stable and, as a result, especially durable; their lifespan is more than 100 years. Brick buildings, which have lasted for centuries, can be discovered all around the world. Buildings made of clay tiles and bricks are weather-resistant, earthquake-proof and fire-resistant.


Clay bricks and tiles are aesthetic and versatile. Thanks to a wide range of available colours, shapes and surfaces, the number of possible designs and variations is almost unlimited. The colour spectrum ranges from super white to classic red to coal-black. Available variants include rough, smooth and glazed surfaces, elongated and wide formats. Roof tiles and facing bricks as well as pavers can be perfectly coordinated with one another.


A solid building envelope made of brick can be constructed quickly and flexibly – this saves both time and money. Wind and weather, heat and frost are not able to damage clay building materials. As a result, maintenance and service costs are low. Owing to their favourable insulation properties, clay building materials also help to save energy costs.


Clay blocks, facing bricks and clay roof tiles as well as pavers are particularly sustainable and natural building materials because they consist of the natural raw materials clay and water. Bricks and tiles are absolutely free of pollutants and allergens and thus especially compatible with humans and nature.

Stable in value

Even after many years, buildings made of clay building materials retain their value - or it even increases. Owing to their durability, stability and special living quality, brick buildings and apartments are in great demand and achieve high resale values. Furthermore, bricks and tiles are easy-to-clean and low-maintenance.

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