Old-Gothic Baekel

A classic and dark hand-moulded facing brick

The Old-Gothic Baekel is a hand-moulded facing brick of Nelissen Brickworks. Give your house, garden wall, fireplace or even your living room the authentic beauty of the ancient cross bond with this Old-Gothic Baekel. This brick is part of the Baekelsystem range. The exclusive design of the Baekelbrick is not only efficient, but also has an eye for the timeless beauty of the brick work. This brick has a groove on one side, therefore the bricklayers no longer have to cut or fell to create different bonds. With the Old-Gothic Baekel it is just a matter of turning the groove inside or outside.
The brick is made from Löss from Limburg, extracted from the plateau of Kesselt in the Meuse valley. The facing brick is revalued with raw materials from the Volcanic Eifel. The surface of the brick is reddish. Nelissen Brickworks obtains the typically outdated view through the wet, unbaked bricks with various admixtures. The used sand types create a colour palette that rather varies to dark red with white and black deposits on a surface with red nuances.
The way Nelissen Brickworks lets the shaping happen in the specially designed hand-moulding equipment ensures an extremely close resemblance with real recuperated bricks, of course with the same physical characteristics as the other bricks from the extensive range.