The prefabricated brick elements

Prefabricated elements of exposed brickwork are steel-reinforced concrete elements manufactured in our plant, with exposed surfaces clad with specialist forms of shaped ceramic to enable them to be combined on the construction site with the brickwork surfaces of the facade. The so-called swallowtail ensures the optimal connection between the brick molded parts and the concrete core.

These prefabricated elements in the exposed brickwork are available in all of the colors, formats and surface finishes of the GIMA product range. The joints here are inset by between 15 and 20 millimetres so pointing can be performed on-site using the same mortar as the one chosen for the other facade surfaces. The outcome is a homogeneous overall impression.

Unique

swallowtail interlinking

GIMA prefabricated elements are only produced with swallowtail interlinking at the back. This very strong form of interlinking guarantees a totally secure grip between concrete core and ceramic shell. This assures an optimum mechanical bond between ceramic and concrete, preventing structural damage.

The configuration of constructions elements is performed in acc. with DIN 1045, based on structural type or individual structural calculation. Our designs reinforce non-load-bearing elements sufficiently. We recommend incorporating prefabricated elements for exposed brickwork at the planning and tender specification stage, and in the facade planning process.

PREFABRICATED BRICK ELEMENTS

Detailed drawings

In our product folder for prefabricated elements, you will find a large number of drawings showing examples of how to combine prefabricated components for window and door lintels, window sills, eaves and fascias, attic finishers, masonry covers, staircase steps, wall elements and retaining wall elements. Individual solutions, cut precisely to suit your building structure, are our standard fare as well as a challenge, and you are welcome to put our expertise to the test.

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o_Elmo-FKSG-490x40_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
g_Perano-490x40_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
ge_Lugano-fuss_glatt_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
o_Elmas_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
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Limitless color variety

PREFABRICATED BRICK ELEMENTS

We can produce all ceramic products in your desired color and format. We always manufacture prefabricated elements together with classic bricks for one building. This ensures that the colors match up properly.

For facades, we only manufacture on a project-specific basis, and we consult with you about your desired color until we have achieved a perfect match with your wishes. Let yourself be inspired by our color overview and discover a selection of colors produced previously.

+ Color overview for facades + Color development
ge_Escola_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
Escola
ge_Elva-FKS-490x40_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
Elva FKS
ge_Elva_leicht_geschl_490x40_Zuschnitt_Andreas-Süß
Elva slurried
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Trevi
o_Elmo-FKSG-490x40_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
Elmo FKSG
g_Perano-490x40_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
Perano
ge_Lugano-fuss_glatt_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
Lugano
o_Elmas_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
Elmas
w_Edolo-FKS-590x52_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
Edolo FKS
ge_Escola-FK_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
Escola FK

Impressive

references

NeuHouse, Berlin | Gewers & Pudewill GmbH, Berlin

Bricks & facade | Bar-format bricks | 490 x 115 x 52 mm
© Koy+Winkel
+ Reference overview

Impressive

references

Corporate Headquarters, Hamburg | Gewers & Pudewill GmbH, Berlin

Bricks & facade | Bar-format bricks | 490 x 115 x 40 mm
© Anke Müllerklein
+ Reference overview

Impressive

references

Hotel Werk 17, Munich | Hild und K Architekten, Munich

Bricks & facade | Prefabricated brick elements | 490 x 200 x 35 mm
© Alexander Bernhard
+ Reference overview

Get a picture of our products on the completed building
and discover impressive references with brick facades.

Relevant

technical data

Technical DataMinimum requirements according to DIN EN 771-1 and DIN 20000-401 GIMA results ​​for extruded goods
VMZ/VHlzKMZ/KHlz
Compression strength ≥ 4≥ 2828 - 60
Bulk density-> 1900 kg/m32000 - 2200 kg/m3
Water suction -max. 6%2-6% depending on color
Frost resistance requiredrequiredprooved
Content of active soluble saltsS2S2S3 ( less active soluble salts than in S2)
Bulk density class≥ 0,8≥ 0,81,6-2,4

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There are many arguments in favour of using prefabricated elements for exposed brickwork on walls. As well as the great time saving achieved through prefabrication, construction work is accelerated by ease of installation. In addition, there is a related cost saving achieved through the great scope for rationalisation. Finally, through the use of prefabricated elements, details become possible that could not be achieved, or only with difficulty, with conventional masonry. Discover condensed expertise: through the planning process, the manufacturing process and our service concept in our technical section.

There are many arguments in favour of using prefabricated elements for exposed brickwork on walls. As well as the great time saving achieved through prefabrication, construction work is accelerated by ease of installation. In addition, there is a related cost saving achieved through the great scope for rationalisation. Finally, through the use of prefabricated elements, details become possible that could not be achieved, or only with difficulty, with conventional masonry. Discover condensed expertise: through the planning process, the manufacturing process and our service concept in our technical section.

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You will find more information in our download area.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

The bar-format bricks

The  bar-format brick is an extruded form of perforated ceramic with and without perforation – a quality product that far exceeds the minimum requirements defined in DIN 20000-401 and EN 771-1 respectively.
As well as the numerous variants of color and surface finish of current manufactured products, it is above all the interplay of gaps between horizontal and butt joints that provides a broad range of design latitude. Variations with protruding and recessed layers help to give the brickwork something of a living quality. It does this by creating a type of slat or board structure with a fascinating interplay of light and shade.

Frequently used

formats

Here you can see an overview of the standard formats in bar-format. Depending on the building requirements, we are of course able to offer other dimensions for all types of product. For this, simply pick up the phone or use our contact form to get in touch with us.

Bar-format Bricks
Format in mm
Approx. demand
per m²
Weight in
kg/piece
290/90/40672,1
330/90/40592,4
365/90/40542,7
390/90/40502,8
440/90/40453,2
490/90/40403,6
590/90/40333,9
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s_Pescara_Gima
g_Perano_FKS50fuss_glatt_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
b_Erli_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
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r_Breno-FK_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
s_Erba-FKS_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
w_Edolo-FKS-590x52_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
g_Pezzana-490x40_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
g_Ebella_geschl_Zuschnitt_Andreas-Sues

Limitless color variety

bar format bricks

We can produce all ceramic products in your desired color and format. Here you will find bar-format bricks in a large number of color variants.

For facades, we only manufacture on a project-specific basis, and we consult with you about your desired color until we have achieved a perfect match with your wishes. Let yourself be inspired by our color overview and discover a selection of colors produced previously. Simply order a sample of your favorites or download our textures for renderings.

+ Color overview for facades + Color development
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Este
s_Pescara_Gima
Pescara
g_Perano_FKS50fuss_glatt_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
Perano FKS
b_Erli_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
Erli
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Episco FK
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Breno FK
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Erba FKS
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Edolo FKS
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Pezzana
g_Ebella_geschl_Zuschnitt_Andreas-Sues
Ebella slurried

Beeindruckende

Referenzen

Trauerhaus, Vilsbiburg | Architekturbüro Stephan Birnkammer, Vilsbiburg

Bricks & facade | Bar-format bricks | 490 x 115 x 52 mm
© Toni Ott
+ Reference overview

Beeindruckende

Referenzen

Head office Niehoff, Schwabach | Team Reindl & Partner mbB, Nuremberg

Bricks & facade | Bar-format bricks | 450 x 115 x 40 mm
© Oliver Heinl
+ Reference overview

Beeindruckende

Referenzen

Maria-Ward-School, Bamberg | PECK.DAAM Architekten GmbH, Munich

Bricks & facade | Bar-format bricks | 530 x 100 x 40 mm
© Gerhard Hagen
+ Reference overview

Beeindruckende

Referenzen

Residental building, Hamburg-Othmarschen | LA'KET Architekten GmbH, Hamburg

Bricks & facade | Bar-format bricks | 390 x 90 x 40 mm
© Meike Hansen, Archimage
+ Reference overview

Get a picture of our products on the completed building
and discover impressive references with brick facades.

Relevant

technical data

Technical DataMinimum requirements according to DIN EN 771-1 and DIN 20000-401 GIMA results ​​for extruded goods
VMZ/VHlzKMZ/KHlz
Compression strength ≥ 4≥ 2828 - 60
Bulk density-> 1900 kg/m32000 - 2200 kg/m3
Water suction -max. 6%2-6% depending on color
Frost resistance requiredrequiredprooved
Content of active soluble saltsS2S2S3 ( less active soluble salts than in S2)
Bulk density class≥ 0,8≥ 0,81,6-2,4

The optimum structural properties of brick facades are a perfect match with modern economic and ecological requirements. The bar-format brick by GIMA has proven itself to be an ideal construction material for facades: It is frost-resistant, resistant to acids and alkalis, non-fading, resistant to light and it also does not show signs of age. Instead, a patina forms on its surface and, as time goes by, it becomes increasingly attractive. Obtain a better insight into the subject of brick facades. What exactly happens in the firing process? What can be done to influence the color shades that bricks adopt? And how can GIMA assist me with project planning?

Discover condensed expertise: in terms of technical details, the planning process, the manufacturing process and our service concept in relation to project consultancy support.

The optimum structural properties of brick facades are a perfect match with modern economic and ecological requirements. The bar-format brick by GIMA has proven itself to be an ideal construction material for facades: It is frost-resistant, resistant to acids and alkalis, non-fading, resistant to light and it also does not show signs of age. Instead, a patina forms on its surface and, as time goes by, it becomes increasingly attractive. Obtain a better insight into the subject of brick facades. What exactly happens in the firing process? What can be done to influence the color shades that bricks adopt? And how can GIMA assist me with project planning?

Discover condensed expertise: in terms of technical details, the planning process, the manufacturing process and our service concept in relation to project consultancy support.

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You will find more information in our download area.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

The special-format bricks

To an increasing extent, as well as the classic brick formats, we also produce ultimately bespoke special formats, in terms of dimension as well as geometry. Shaped and corner bricks are always produced at GIMA in one piece, and are never glued together. The special formats are manufactured in close collaboration with the planner. During development work, special elements are designed in accordance with the wishes of the architect and these are assigned the same importance as simple and reliable installation.

Frequently used

formats

Here you can see an overview of the standard formats in special format.  All shaped bricks can be produced in standard heights of 52/71/113 mm and as special formats. Depending on the building requirements, other dimensions are of course available for all types of product. For this, simply pick up the phone or use our contact form to get in touch with us.

Special-format bricks
Format in mm
Approx. demand
per m²
Weight in
kg/piece
240/175/71505,3
240/240/71507,2
250/120/65503,65
290/140/65444,8
290/140/71425,2
290/140/71405,6
320/140/71386,2
340/165/65386,8
340/165/71367,5

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Special shapes

Detailed drawings

Since we always produce on a bespoke and order-specific basis, you have total freedom in design terms. All shapes and colors can be produced to order. In our product folder you will find examples of technical drawings showing a vast array of special shapes such as partition wall bricks, corner masonry blocks, lintel bricks, attic cladding bricks, window sill cladding bricks, masonry cladding bricks, cornice bricks or small strips with special shapes. Let yourself be inspired for your next project.

Muenchen_K33_Stefan-Mueller-Naumann_SM801-32_wo
Passo gebrochen 2-Loch 115 x 145
s_Palermo_fuss_glatt_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
r_Breno FKG gebrochen 2-Loch120 x 85_0422 GIMA _Alexander Bernhard

Limitless color variety

Special-format bricks

Here you can see a small selection of special shapes in their various color variants. We can of course produce all ceramic products in precisely your desired color and format.

For facades, we only manufacture on a project-specific basis, and we consult with you about your desired color until we have achieved a perfect match with your wishes. Let yourself be inspired by our color overview and discover a selection of colors produced previously. Simply order a sample of your favorites or download our textures for renderings.

+ Color overview for facades + Color development
Muenchen_K33_Stefan-Mueller-Naumann_SM801-32_wo
Höckerstein, colorful glazed
Passo gebrochen 2-Loch 115 x 145
Passo FK - broken, 2-gap, glazed
s_Palermo_fuss_glatt_Zuschnitt_Toni-Ott
Palermo
r_Breno FKG gebrochen 2-Loch120 x 85_0422 GIMA _Alexander Bernhard
Breno FKG - broken

Impressive

references

The Tate Modern Project, London | Herzog & de Meuron, Basel

Bricks & facade | Special-format bricks | 215 x 215 x 69 mm plus 130 Special formats
© Anke Müllerklein
+ Reference overview

Impressive

references

Vitra Schaudepot, Weil am Rhein | Herzog & de Meuron, Basel

Bricks & facade | Pavers | 280 x 120 x 62 mm Facade, 130 x 120 x 62 mm Pavers
© Romy Picht
+ Reference overview

Impressive

references

Musée Unterlinden, Colmar | Herzog & de Meuron, Basel

Bricks & facade | Pavers | 280 x 120 x 85 mm, mittig vorgekerbt und bauseits gespalten
© Anke Müllerklein
+ Reference overview

Get a picture of our products on the completed building
and discover impressive references with brick facades.

Relevant

technical data

Technical DataMinimum requirements according to DIN EN 771-1 and DIN 20000-401 GIMA results ​​for extruded goods
VMZ/VHlzKMZ/KHlz
Compression strength ≥ 4≥ 2828 - 60
Bulk density-> 1900 kg/m32000 - 2200 kg/m3
Water suction -max. 6%2-6% depending on color
Frost resistance requiredrequiredprooved
Content of active soluble saltsS2S2S3 ( less active soluble salts than in S2)
Bulk density class≥ 0,8≥ 0,81,6-2,4

The optimum structural properties of ceramic facades are a perfect match with modern economic and ecological requirements. GIMA bricks are prooved to be an ideal construction material for facades: It is frost-resistant, resistant to acids and alkalis, non-fading, resistant to light and it also does not show signs of age. Instead, a patina forms on its surface and, as time goes by, it becomes increasingly attractive. Obtain a better insight into the subject of brick facades. What exactly happens in the firing process? What can be done to influence the color shades that bricks adopt? And how can GIMA assist me with project planning?

Discover condensed expertise: in terms of technical details, the planning process, the manufacturing process and our service concept in relation to project consultancy support.

The optimum structural properties of ceramic facades are a perfect match with modern economic and ecological requirements. GIMA bricks are prooved to be an ideal construction material for facades: It is frost-resistant, resistant to acids and alkalis, non-fading, resistant to light and it also does not show signs of age. Instead, a patina forms on its surface and, as time goes by, it becomes increasingly attractive. Obtain a better insight into the subject of brick facades. What exactly happens in the firing process? What can be done to influence the color shades that bricks adopt? And how can GIMA assist me with project planning?

Discover condensed expertise: in terms of technical details, the planning process, the manufacturing process and our service concept in relation to project consultancy support.

Weiterlesen

You will find more information in our download area.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.