What do our customers achieve when using our brick slip cladding systems?

  • Improved quality of appearance
  • Design flexibility
  • Ease of construction
  • Thinner walls/increased internal floor area
  • Less reliance on good weather
  • Reduction in build programme
  • Reduced impact on the environment*
  • Elimination of scaffolding
  • Elimination of wind posts and support angles
  • Reduction in line loads
  • Reduction in foundation & substrate requirements
  • Reduction in vehicular movements – to site and on site
  • Reduction in storage areas

*Using brick cladding can reduce the impact on the environment due to its use of brick slips, which are typically 20% of bricks. Thinner pieces of clay require less material and embodied energy to produce them, as well as less (or an elimination of) cement due to a reduced mortar depth.

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What is brick slip cladding?

Brick slip cladding refers to a technique where “slips” of bricks are used to create a decorative and functional external or internal wall covering. These brick slips are typically around 12-28mm thick and are designed to replicate the appearance of traditional full-sized bricks. The slips are manufactured using a variety of materials, usually clay and are available in different sizes, colours, and textures to suit various design preferences.

Can brick slips be used externally?

Yes, brick slips can be used externally. Brick slips are used by many in the construction industry for cladding buildings to give them a fantastic classic look without the downsides that come along with real brick construction.

Brick slip cladding vs real brick

Brick slip Real brick
Limitless colour range
Lightweight Brick Cladding design
Slim profile, in a range of thicknesses
Quick & easy to install
Low maintenance
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Thurrock Civic Centre - MechSlip

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Are brick slips cheaper than bricks?

Brick slips are generally cheaper than full-size bricks, but the exact cost difference can vary depending on a range of factors such as the type of brick, the size of the project, and the location. In addition to the lower cost of materials, brick slips can also be easier and quicker to install than full-size bricks, which can reduce the cost of labour.

Brick Pointing
Calista - Installation in progress

What is a brick slip?

Brick slips are typically around 12-28mm thick and are designed to replicate the appearance of traditional full-sized bricks. The slips are manufactured using a variety of materials, usually clay and are available in different sizes, colours, and textures to suit various design preferences.

What are cladding panels for?

Cladding panels provide a range of benefits to buildings, including improved weather resistance, thermal performance, aesthetics, and fire protection. The choice of cladding panel will depend on a range of factors such as the type of building, the local climate, and the budget available.


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