It is a common design rule that fireplaces should be the focal point any living room, common room and kitchen (if you live in the country). A fire place is a key area to dress and customise from season to season. If you were to ask most designers, it would be a pretty safe bet that they are going to work very hard to make sure that the fireplace creates a statement and draws your attention.
Here at brickslips.co.uk we have a few tricks up our sleeve when it comes to jazzing up a chimney breast and boring fireplace.
Add some wow!
Brickslip fireplaces are a simple way to add some serious WOW, and dependent on budget it could be fairly inexpensive and an opportunity to splurge on something that may be out of reach cost-wise if you were to try to implement through an entire room.
Using Brickslips is fairly easy and well within the capabilities of any would be DIY enthusiast and is not considered major construction work, a fireplace can be added to almost any room creating a beautiful focal point.
Brickslip fireplaces can be as simple, plain or complex and artistic because at the end of the day your options are limitless. Anyone who has built with LEGO as a child will find using our Brickslips a grownup adventure.
The great thing about using Brickslips is that you can also use our headers, stretcher reveals and corners to complete your design with ease. Cut from whole bricks, these special bricks allow bricks to go round walls and create detail features that cannot be executed with just slips alone.
Installing Brickslips to create a fireplace raises obvious questions if the fireplace is going to have any element of functionality. A common question that is asked is with regards to heat and heat resistance. We would always advise that common sense prevails and to always point the wall with an approved fire cement and in addition always follow basic safety advice.
The great thing about Brickslips is that a basic fireplace could be accomplished with a minimum of 2 square meters.
So if you are feeling adventurous then go on give it a go!
For more visual inspiriation on how you can use brick slips in your fireplace, see our fireplace inspiration gallery.