You're asking the question 'what are brick slips?'. Well, we've got all the answers and more right here for you!
Brick slips are commonly referred to as brick tiles, brick veneers, brick cladding and brick fascias.
If you're looking for a quick and cost efficient way to clad the exterior of your home or create an interior feature wall, brick slips should be considered.
They are used to replicate the look of conventional bricks without the need of using full size bricks.
If you were to cut the front off a brick, you'd be left with a brick slip!
How Are Brick Slips Made?
There are a few different ways in which brick slips are manufactured.
Clay Brick Slips
Most conventional bricks are made using clay. This is a popular method of making brick slips too.
The only difference between making the normal bricks vs brick slips is that the brick slip variant is wire cut into slimmer profiles.
These are commonly referred to as 'preformed' slips.
'Real' Brick Slips
Although all brick slips are technically real, this name refers to brick slips that are cut from an already existing conventional brick.
These are normally the most expensive due to their authenticity. They are also usually the heaviest option.
Our Brick Slips
Our brick slips are made slightly differently to the options above. Ours are cast out of concrete and we have an array of colours to choose from.
Because they're made using concrete, they're durable and can be used both indoors and outdoors. They are also lightweight.
A lot of the time, our customers will praise the brick slips because of how realistic they look. Even though they are slightly longer than a normal brick, they are made to look just like an old brick.
They are rustic and reclaimed in style and once pointed up, you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between our brick slips and conventional bricks.
How Do Brick Slips Work?
The majority of brick slips on the market today are sold as individual slithers. They are then installed just like tiles would be.
They are generally sold in quantities of half a square metre (usually between 25 and 35 slips depending on the size of them).
Some brick slips are supplied on a mesh to make installation quicker but you are limited to colour choices with this option.
Other manufacturers supply their own backing boards to be used with their brick slips. The board is installed before the brick slips are attached to the board.
Another option on the market is brick slips that are already mounted on to a board that can be installed straight away. This cuts out the need of fitting and pointing the brick slips but you will pay a premium for the privilege.
Brick Slip Cladding
This term is commonly used to refer to brick slips.
Brick slips can be used to clad the exterior of a new build or and existing house - it's one of the more common uses.
They can be bonded to the existing substrate or supplied as panels (insulated options are also available) for quicker installation.
Either option is a popular choice for upgrading existing walls for a fraction of the price of wall made with conventional bricks.
The Price Of Brick Slips
Brick slips can vary a lot in price. The general price range seems to be around £60 including VAT for supply.
We have been able to sell our brick slips for just under £40 including VAT. This makes us highly competitive!
Don't think our price means lower quality - all of our brick slips are premium quality, can be used indoors and outdoors and are arguably the most authentic on the UK market.
About UK Feature Walls
If you're looking for brick slips within the UK, you should consider us as your supplier.
Not only are our prices competitive and our brick slips are premium and authentic, we also aim to dispatch orders as quick as possible (same day if ordered before 12:00).
We also offer the cheapest samples compared to our competitors!
We also offer collection from our warehouse in Walsall, West Midlands. You can drop us an email or call us on 01922 615 115.