All real clay brick slips feature a variation of colour, tone and texture. These variations are what make them unique and form part of the character of the product.
To help categorise these variations all products are labelled according to our Variation chart and given a variation code.
V1 - UNIFORM APPEARANCE – Differences among the brick slips from the same production run are minimal and have little variation. These brick slips are perfect for creating block colour surfaces and sleek modern looks.
V2 - SLIGHT VARIATION – Brick slips exhibit clearly distinguishable textures and/or patterns within the brick type. Colours vary slightly within the range offering subtle shading effects that allow for balanced and consistent installations.
V3 - MODERATE VARIATION – Brick slips can differ in texture and colour but still retain the overall look of the product. Products exhibit noticeable degrees of colour variation and unique patina that help to inject character whilst retaining the identity of the product.
V4 - SUBSTANTIAL VARIATION –Distinctive and unique these brick slips look great on large areas where the variation an colour an shading can be fully appreciated.
Always remember – Batch Differences.
Whilst all of our real clay brick products are subject to variation, our variation index is only for use on products taken from the same production batch.
All of our products are produced from real handmade and reclaimed bricks. Bricks are produced in batches, and these may differ slightly due to small changes in clays and minerals that are used in the production process.
So if you compare the same brick slip from two different production runs, or batches, there’s a chance they might be slightly different.
Sometimes, differences go unnoticed especially if the products are categorised V3 or V4 as those products already exhibit natural differences. However, with V1 or V2 tiles slight changes could create differences that are noticeable to the eye and ultimately stand out.
For this reason we always advise that enough brick slips are ordered to complete the full installation that way any batch differences can be avoided
Our brick slips in projects
BrickSlips ensures a level of service that is unparalleled within our industry. Our goal is to maintain short lead times, great prices and a high level of customer service. With customers from around the world, our products have gained international attention, and can be seen in a variety of projects, from company head offices, leading retail and leisure outlets, designer shops, and bars through to domestic home décor.
BrickSlips is an industry leading brand that is synonymous with high quality products and service that is relied upon by some of the world's foremost designers, shop fitters, construction companies and brands. Investing heavily in our manufacturing facility ensures that every brick slip we produce is given the respect and care our customers would expect. The case studies detail some of the wonderful applications our bricks slips have been used in. Take a look, and be inspired...
At BrickSlips we take pride in maintaining a personal service and good working relationship with all of our customers. With helpful advice and technical support provided by our expertly trained and industry experienced team.
We offer our customers:
Unrivalled product range
Quick and reliable delivery service
Free brick slip samples
We manufacture our products in house, and boast the UK's largest stock of brick slips, with a fast and reliable delivery service. Sustainably sourced bricks and a robust supply chain mean that we can confidently sell high quality brick slips at competitive prices. You can order our brick slip samples here, this will show case you the high quality nature of our premium & rustic sample brick slips.
Our continued research, development and investment means that our brick slip range boasts some of the most desired styles, colours and textures on the market. We also offer a number of useful Building Services including brick matching, quantity estimates as well as a first class delivery service.
We're actively looking for any architects or interior designers to work with us on possible new projects, so if you have a project that you wish to discuss, please contact us and we will be happy to assist. You can find out more about our brick slips on our FAQ page by calling us on 0844 567 8811.