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Brick Slips Explained

There are many reasons why home owners and interior designers choose pre-cast brick slips for their homes. Not only do they come in such a wide variety of colours and designs, but they are very easy to install, very versatile, and very durable too. It’s also a great way to get the look and feel of a real brick wall inside your home, without having to rebuild the wall entirely.

 

At My Brick Wall, we have a wide range of pre-cast brick slips available, including the Royston Washed London Brick Slips, the Redruth Bleached Red Brick Slips, and the beautiful Penrith Sandy Brick Slips. All our brick slips are made from high quality materials and we offer some of the most affordable options available. 

What Are Brick Slips Made Of?

Pre-cast brick slips are made from different materials, depending on what your requirements are. You can choose from brick slips that are made from clay, or those made from reclaimed bricks that gives you a very authentic look. Some brick slips are also made from composite materials and others are made from concrete. This gives you a wide variety of options to choose the perfect brick slips for your wall.

Some of the popular material choices when shopping for brick slips include porcelain and clay, as both of these are durable and strong, giving you a long-lasting effect for your walls. When you shop for affordable brick slips, the type of material used will be listed on the individual product page, making it so much easier to find the perfect type of material for your wall.

Clay brick slips are made from clay but are not man-made. Instead, they are created by cutting the face from reclaimed bricks to provide a brick slip. These are completely authentic and are usually around 20 mm thick. They come in many variations, making them extremely versatile. 

The demand for clay brick slips has been increasing over the last few years and there is a wide variety of options available to cater for any home owner’s preference. 

One of the best benefits of clay brick slips is that they come in many different colours, making them popular to use in both residential and commercial buildings, and even in retail settings. Clay brick slips can create a more rustic look, especially since modern homes today are built with a rough facing brick on the outside – but the inside is usually cladded in plasterboard. This gives home owners the perfect solution to create that popular rustic look. 

Benefits of Pre-Cast Brick Slips

Pre-cast brick slips offer many benefits to home owners who wants to add some variety and style to the interior of their homes.  Not only are they easy to install, but they offer the perfect alternative to rebuilding an interior or exterior wall. These lightweight brick slips are manufactured to be water-resistant, and they naturally have hygienic properties as they help prevent the growth of algae and fungi.

Another great benefit of these brick slips is that they are very good at heat resistance, so they can be used as a backdrop for fireplaces to give them an authentic feel. They are also compatible with underfloor heating, so they can be used to keep a room warm during colder months.

Using pre-cast brick slips offers many benefits; there are many colours available, you can install them easily, they require little to no maintenance, they are energy efficient, and they can create a wide range of styles inside your home. They are similar to normal bricks – breathable, durable and recyclable. 

What Are BBA Approved Brick Slips?

If you want to use only the best and most reliable brick slips, then BBA brick slips are the best option. This is especially important if you want to use brick slips in specific areas in and around the home, where safety and durability is important. This is a good choice if you want to use brick slips in an area where there is more heat. 

Fireplaces have always been lined with real bricks, and if you want to maintain the same look but you don’t have the budget, then BBA approved brick slips for your fireplace is ideal. Brick cladding with a British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification are durable and reliable, and have excellent heat conduction. They have been tested and deemed safe for any fireplace area, making them and I’ll deal option for your home.

Whether you are looking for residential or commercial brick slips, you’ll get value for money, energy efficient, beautiful alternative for your walls. Combined with the fact that they come in a variety of materials, they are extremely versatile and can fit into almost any décor theme you have. 

Can Brick Slips Be Used Outside?

Manufactured external brick slips are made from industrial materials, so they have a high-quality finish and precise measurements. Their design is more modern and stylized. They also have various practical benefits that make them a good choice to be used as an outdoor or external brick slip. Hand-made external brick slips have a more rustic look; they are usually hand-cut and have inconsistency in texture. This type of brick slip may also need sealing, and the insulation layer is used as an external brick slip.

Pre-cast brick slips can definitely be used outside, and they make for the perfect outside wall. You can choose from various designs, and it gives you a very affordable option to give outside walls a genuine face brick look, instead of having to revamp the war entirely. Should you want to use brick slips on the floor, just make sure that you choose the right finish so that you can have a nonslip layer on top of these tiles to ensure safety.

External brick slips will give you an amazing look, as it mimics the appearance of a real brick wall. You can have a rugged, brick-like look on your steps or outside walls, making this ideal for outdoor. It’s a great way to ensure that you have a non-slip surface as you can also choose from many finishes. If your home already has face brick walls on the outside, you can keep with the current style and add additional external brick slips around your patio area, outside taking area, or your steps.

These are just some of the great options if you are looking for modern pre-cast brick slips for your home. Browse our collection of brick slips online, and see why we are the best supplier for affordable clay brick slips and durable BBA approved brick slips.  

For more information about the best brick slips and brick tiles for your home, contact My Brick Wall today at support@mybrickwall.co.za or view our collections online.