Welcome to the wonderful world of brick slips for log burners: Enhance your home with warmth. If you wish to add a touch of warmth, elegance, and “rusticness” to your home, you are in the right place. Here, in our blog post, we will explore the beauty and versatility of brick slips for log burners, and how they can transform your living space into a warm retreat. We will work with you to discover the magic brick slips can bring to your log burner. Simply give us a call and we will walk you through the order process.
Brick Slips for Log Burners: A Timeless Classic
Brick build fireplaces are centuries old! A timeless classic to create stunning and durable fireplaces. Now with the introduction of modern log burners and brick slips we can create old with new. Brickslips are made from real clay bricks. They are thin slices of real brick, machined to 20mm in most cases (we do sell thinner slips), to create brick tiles, that easily mimic the appearance of full traditional brickwork. With their authentic texture and rich color variations, brick slips bring a sense of history and character to any space. Pair them with a log burner to create a harmonious blend of old-world charm and contemporary comfort.
The Benefits of Brick Slips for Log Burners
Using brick slips for log burners offers a myriad of benefits. Let’s take a closer look at why they could benefit your fireplace and log burner project:
Get the look: Brick slips instantly elevate the visual appeal of your log burner, adding depth and texture to the nook. They provide a stunning backdrop that complements any style burner and amplifies the flickering flames, to create a captivating focal point in your home. Check out our inspiration gallery and case study pages.
Space-Saving Solution: Log burners are often installed in compact spaces. Brick slips offer a space-saving alternative to full brick walls, allowing you to enjoy the charm of exposed brick work without sacrificing valuable space.
Flexible Design : Brick slips come in various colours, textures, and sizes, which allows you to personalise your log burner to suit your unique style and preferences. Whether you prefer a rustic, industrial, or modern look, there’s a brick slip design that will perfectly match your vision.
Easy Installation: Unlike traditional brickwork, brick slips are lightweight and easy to install. They can be applied directly to a variety of surfaces, including plaster, brickwork and wood, without the need for extensive construction work. This makes them a convenient choice for both new installations and renovations.
How to Install Brick Slips
Our technical team will provide advice regarding the installation process. It’s essential to follow the correct steps to ensure a seamless and long-lasting result. Before you begin, gather the necessary tools and materials:
- Brick slips
- Rapid set adhesive
- Notched trowel
- 10mm Tile spacers
- Spirit level
- Mortar (fire cement for log burners)
For handy tips and guides visit the diy section of our website.
Step 1: Prepare the Surface
Start by ensuring the surface is clean, dry, and free from dust or debris. If necessary, use a wire brush to remove any loose particles. Repair any cracks or uneven areas to create a smooth base for the brick slips to adhere to.
Top tip! Check the substrate can hold 30kg per m2
Step 2: Apply the Adhesive
With a notched trowel, apply a layer of rapid set adhesive to the back of the brick slips. Ensure complete coverage to ensure a strong bond. Place tile spacers between each brick slip to maintain even 10mm spacing.
Step 3: Install the Brick Slips
Carefully press each brick slip onto the prepared surface, using the tile spacers as a guide for spacing. Check the alignment with a spirit level to ensure a straight and level installation. Continue this process until all the brick slips are in place.
Step 4: Mortar
Once the adhesive has dried, remove the tile spacers and prepare the mortar according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Apply the mortar between the brick slips, filling in the gaps.
FAQs about Brick Slips
- Can I install brick slips on any surface?
Yes, brick slips can be installed on various surfaces, including plaster, brickwork and wood. Ensure the surface is clean, dry, and structurally sound before proceeding with the installation. Check the substrate can hold 30kg per m2
- Do brick slips require maintenance?
Brick slips are relatively low maintenance. Regular cleaning with a soft brush or cloth will help keep them looking their best. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals that could damage the surface.
- Are brick slips fireproof?
Brick slips are made from real brick, which is inherently fire-resistant. When correctly installed, they can withstand the heat generated by log burners. We do suggest to use the fire cement instead of lime based mortar. It is essential to follow safety guidelines and ensure proper clearance between the log burner and the brick slip surface.
- Can I remove brick slips once they are installed?
While it’s possible to remove brick slips, it can be a time-consuming and challenging process. It’s advisable to consult with a professional if you need to remove or replace brick slips to avoid any potential damage to the underlying surface.
To conclude, Brick slips for log burners are a timeless addition to any home. Their aesthetic appeal, easy installation, and versatile design options make them an excellent choice for enhancing your living space. We’d love to see your finished project. Please tag us in your posts on Instagram @brickslipsuk