Krempziegel, modern old look


The Krempziegel is one of the oldest brick forms, today one finds it predominantly on classical buildings. But it can also be a very interesting alternative for modern buildings.

Krempziegel - a touch of the Middle Ages

This is not so far-fetched, because the Krempziegel has been in use in Germany since the 11th century. So it's a very classic form of coverage.

As a flat tile, it consists only of a very simply held brim and a slightly smaller curvature on the opposite side edge. A great advantage here is the bag-shaped brim, which allows a very variable shift during installation.

Krempziegel, modern old look: brick

Overall, the Krempziegel over the centuries has proven to be very durable, and you get it at many dealers even today. Mostly it is used only for the renovation of older buildings with Krempziegeldächern, although it could sometimes prove itself optically also on modern buildings.

Alternative names for the Krempziegel are also Breitziegel, Old German pan or age German brick.

The cheapest models are at unit prices of around 0.70 EUR - but you have to, as already mentioned, always take into account the high space consumption.

Alternative names for the Krempziegel

  • wide brick
  • Old german brick or
  • Old german pan

Krempziegel on the Internet

  • dachziegel.de: Not only many different brick models, but above all a lot of useful information about all common roof tile variants can be found here.
  • milte-dachbaustoffe.de: Also with this dealer there is information and offers to Krempziegeln.
  • wienerberger.de: The well-known brick manufacturer has almost the entire range of all possible tile shapes and types.

Saving tips

Kremp bricks are actually one of the historic building materials - in many cases, however, you can still find them in the regular building materials trade, where it is often worthwhile to compare the prices.

Tips & Tricks

In any case, talk to your roofer about the required batten spacing and the cover shape for the best results.


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