Do I have to use a brick slip tracking system?
Answer – No a brick slip tracking system is not needed for the vast majority of installations.
Detailed Answer – Do I have to use a brick slip tracking system?
No it is not required that a tracking system is used.
A tracking system works just like a brick line or tile spacers.
It allows the horizontals to be kept. For the majority of projects it is easier to just use a brick slip T spacer to keep your joint widths.
Tracking systems are sometimes required when specified specifically for use with certain building methods.
What is a brick slip tracking System?
A brick slip tracking system is usually a thin sheet of plastic which is ribbed to form courses. The ribs allow for a guide and support when attaching brick slips to them. When using tracking systems different adhesives are needed due to the track being made of plastic.
Tracking systems can come in various forms either as just the track or pre bonded. Pre bonded tracking systems can consist of Insulation, timber, cement particle board or plasterboard.
A tracking system needs to be manually fixed to the substrate as well as being glued using an adhesive. This can lead to extra weight being put on the wall.
What are brick slip T spacers?
Brick slip T spacers are 10mm plastic spacers that are used to keep the mortar gap when adhering brick slips to a wall.
T spacers from brickslips.co.uk come in bags of 200no.
Although T spacers can be left in the wall when marking out, you can reuse the spacer.
To re-use the brick slip spacers you place them in the gap on their end.
By doing this when the section you have installed has dried you can pull them out and re-use again.