Yes, brick slips can be used in a fireplace.
Fireplaces and wood burning stoves are one of the most popular uses for brick slips and we supply a large number of fireplace installers all around the country.
Our brick slips and installation products are both heat and fire resistant. They are able to withstand the high temperatures that you would get from a wood burning stove fireplace.
We find that our customers tend to want an authentic looking fireplace that replicates what would have been there originally.
When exposing an original fireplace, a lot of the time the original brickwork isn’t very good and is quite rough looking. This is due to the fact that back in the day when the house was built, nobody expected the bricks to be exposed so the bricklayers would use the best bricks available for the external face of the house and the lesser quality bricks were then used internally where they would be hidden away behind plaster. This makes reclaimed brick slips the perfect solution for creating a fireplace that looks authentic and original looking.
For inspiration for your fireplace project check out our blog post showcasing some of the great fireplace installations we have supplied.