Brick slips, also known as thin bricks or brick tiles, are a growing popular choice for exterior decor. Thin slices of brick are applied like tiles to give the appearance of a full brick wall. The difference is they are more lightweight and cost-effective than full bricks.
In this article, we will explore everything you need to know about external brick slips, including the benefits, installation process, and different types available.
Everything You Need to Know About External Brick Slips:
- Cost-effective: Brick slips are a cost-effective alternative to traditional brick, as they are typically 20mm (some are 14mm) and are easy to install.
- Lightweight: Brick slips are much lighter than traditional bricks, making them a great option for an addition to an existing building.
- Aesthetics: Brick slips can provide the same charming appeal as traditional brick, adding character and warmth.
Our free installation booklet details the steps involved in fitting brick slips. Key areas include:
- Surface preparation: Preparation is key and the surface must be clean, dry, and free of any debris.
- Adhesive: A special adhesive, specifically designed for brick slips. Apply to the surface and the brick slips and tile on to the substrate. We recommend our Rapid Set Adhesive.
- Mortar: After adhering to the substrate, use a gun injectable mortar to fill any spaces and provide a traditional brick work finish.
Types of External Brick Slips:
- Rustic brick slips: These are made from natural clay and are the most authentic option. They are heavily textured and rumbled.
- Moda brick slips: The Moda brick slips are made from engineering bricks, and are a more durable option.
- Elite brick slips: These are manufactured to 14mm, when space saving is of the essence.
In conclusion, external brick slips are a cost-effective and lightweight alternative to traditional brick, with the same aesthetic appeal. The installation process is easy, and there are many types of brick slips available to suit different preferences and budgets.
Give our team a call to talk through any project requirements you have.