Clinker or plaster for the facade?

When it comes to the design of the façade, the question often arises of how the façade surface should be designed. Both clinker and plaster have their own advantages and disadvantages. What for one and what for the other alternative speaks, we summarized in this post once briefly for you.

Clinker facades - the advantages

Apart from the fact that clinker facades are mandatory in a few development plans, clinker facades can certainly convince by their advantages:

  • Longevity (easily becomes 100 years or more old)
  • excellent weather protection for the house surface
  • no care needed (no painting, repainting, etc.)
  • good vapor diffusion proof
  • even retrospectively including insulation attachable


A clinker facade causes significantly higher costs in new construction than a plaster facade. With 120 - 150 EUR per m² of facade area, you must count. These are between 60 and 100 EUR per m² more than for a plaster facade. This cost difference adds up to an impressive cost difference. For very elaborate, high-quality stones (such as embossed, ceramic), the price difference can be significantly higher.

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Plaster - the advantages

Apart from the fact that plasters are really many times cheaper, they also offer a little more design options. A plaster can be structured in very different ways, even the color selection in cleaning is a little bit larger than the clinker.

The overall smaller wall thickness requires a smaller footprint at the house and ensures a small cost savings for all other parts (such as the roof, the material consumption, etc.).

A thermal insulation comes - at least if it is subsequently performed or increased - often cheaper. Damming on clinker is always a bit difficult in practice. It is relatively easy to renew an existing ETICS system on plaster.


For this purpose, the plaster must be renewed more often once in a while, and the facade itself (and thus the building fabric) is not protected as effectively as by the Verklinkern. The painting of the plaster and renewing causes costs at regular intervals, which should be considered in the long run.

Tips & Tricks

Insulated clinker is a good option if you want to insulate an already plastered house very easily and comfortably. Insulations up to 200 mm are available, and you will then have a lifelong maintenance-free clinker façade at significantly lower costs than a conventional clinker façade (only screwed together, no foundation required). That too can be an option.

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