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Petersen Tegl is a Danish brickworks that manufactures and sells bricks and clinkers that are renowned for quality and excellent craftsmanship. Many of its products are custom made for special projects, where work is carried out in close co-operation with architects or construction clients.


Robertson's Building Products is proud to be the sole Australian and New Zealand distributor for these truly unique and outstanding products. Petersen bricks come in an extensive range of colours, sizes and textures.  Visit Petersen's website today to see for yourself.

Handmade Petersen Kolumba™ bricks

Petersen Kolumba™ bricks were developed jointly by Petersen Tegl and architect Peter Zumthor in 2002, who wanted to use bricks in a Roman format for the Kolumba Museum in Cologne. After the clay is processed, Kolumba™ bricks are 100% handmade in wooden moulds, then dried and fired. The varying temperatures during the firing process create Kolumba's unmatched textures and beautiful shades, and you'll even find a thumb print on each one.


While standard dimensions are shown below, customised versions are also produced. Kolumba bricks are available in 33 colours. Austalia's most sought-after colours are shown below, to see the full range visit Petersen's Kolumba™ brick page.

Petersen Danish bricks

Handmade Petersen Cover™

Petersen Cover™ is a 100% handmade shingle, first developed as a prototype in 2009 by Dutch architects Min2 bouw-kunst, who wanted a custom version of Kolumba bricks mounted as shingles on their home. Architects Lundgaard & Tranberg further developed Cover that year for the Sorø Art Museum in Denmark.  

Handmade Petersen Cover™ was officially added to Petersen's range in 2013, and is now available in 14 colours and two sizes. Australia's most sought-after Cover™ colours are shown below, and you can visit the Petersen Cover™ webpage to see the full range.

Why choose Petersen Cover?

Petersen Cover™ delivers a distinctive, modern look but retains all the advantages of traditional brick.


Plus Petersen Cover™ is:

  • Attached to a frame, maximising surface and corner precision

  • Vandal-proof as it can't be blown off or removed by hand

  • Installed easily and simply by a carpenter

  • 100% recyclable so highly sustainable - Cover™ is easily removed without breaking so can be used multiple times

  • 100% maintenance free - as it has no joints, so doesn't need to be checked 

  • Water resistant, absorbing minimal moisture

  • A perfect complement to traditional brick, especially Petersen Kolumba™.

Need help choosing a Petersen brick colour or brick configuration?

Petersen Tegl has a great online tool that's a one-stop-shop for choosing the right brick size and colour, as well as the specific mortar colour, width and type that's best suited to your project.

It's called the Petersen Brick Study.

Click on the image below and let the Petersen Brick Study do all the hard work for you. 

A link to the Petersen brick study to help you choose Petersen bricks

The Petersen Brick Study helps you play around with, and choose, the right brick: 

  • size and colour

  • bond

  • mortar colour

  • joint profile.

It even lets you remove dark bricks and shuffle bricks around.

So get inspired today, and have some fun while you do.

Get inspired and find out what's happening at Petersen Tegl

Fireplaces are a natural centrepiece to any room where people gather. Get inspired today and download Petersen's Fireplaces presentation to see 29 projects across the globe featuring fireplaces built in brick.

The cover of Petersen's presentation on using bricks in fireplaces

Custom making bricks gives you greater freedom and creativity in your designs. Download Petersen's Custom Bricks and see 47 projects that use bricks in special formats, colours or glazes.


As much of Petersen's standard product range is 100% handmade, it's possible to comply with special requests. So, open the image to see the incredible results you will achieve.  

Images of Petersen bricks

Read the Petersen magazine 

Petersen provides in-depth coverage of selected Petersen projects, bi-annually. You can:


Read the digital version online – including all back copies, or


Order a hard copy: Get a free, printed version delivered to your doorstep. To subscribe, fill out the form below providing your postal address (please scroll down to complete all fields).

Get inspired and make your next project sing. Download Brick Inside by clicking the image below.


59 enticing ways to create inviting spaces and distinctive elements in rooms, with a breathtaking range of internal brick and tile designs. 

The cover of Petersen bricks' book, Brick Inside

Petersen brick projects in Australia

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