The web’s most asked brick slip questions

The web’s most asked brick slip questions

We’ve scoured the internet to find out the most popular brick slip questions are being asked.

Here we have a list of the web’s most asked brick slip questions along with all the answers you need.

If your questions haven’t been covered, let our team know and we will be more than happy to answer them for you.

Brick slips are 20mm thick tiles cut from real bricks. They can be used to create an exposed brick effect. Our brick slips are cut from original reclaimed and handmade bricks. Making them the most authetic way of achieving an exposed brick look for your project.

Brick slips can be used to create an exposed brick feature wall. They are a popular choice for domestic projects such as feature walls, chimney breasts, fireplaces, kitchens and bathrooms. Commercially they are a great choice for any interior design project such as bars, restaurants, retail stores, office fitouts and even hotels. If you’d like some inspiration for your next project, head over to our case studies to see some of the great projects we have supplied over the years or if you would like to keep up with our most recent projects check out our Social Media pages to see more.

Brick slips can be installed as a DIY project or can be done by a professional. It involves fixing the brick slips to the wall surface using an adhesive and then filling the brick joints using a pointing mortar. Click here to view our installation guide or if you would like one of our approved installers to give you a quote on fitting them click here.

Yes, brick slips can be used in a bathroom. We highly recommend sealing the brick slips using our Interior Brick and Dust Sealer to give the brickwork splash and stain protection. If you are considering installing them in a high water contact area such as a shower enclosure, get in touch with our team who can help with recommending a more intense sealer that can offer the extra protection needed for this situation.

Brick slips can be used in a fireplace and are a very popular option with a lot of our customers. As they are cut from real bricks, they are perfectly safe around high output heat sources such as wood burning stoves. For some fireplace inspiration, check out this blog post featuring a number of completed fireplace projects.

Brick slips are a great option for flooring. As long as the flooring is a smooth, level surface, brick slips can be installed in the same manner as regular ceramic floor tiles.

Brick slips can be installed to most wall surfaces including plasterboard with no problems at all.

Brick slips can be used externally. As they are cut from real bricks, they have the same properties as original bricks including frost protection. However, we would recommend not using them as flooring externally. This is due to frost damage that may occur from sitting water soaking into the faces of the brick slip. When temperatures drop below freezing, this water expands and can crack the brick slips from within. Over a period of time this can result in the bricks crumbling away.

Yes with the correct use of a sealer our brick slips could be used in a shower enclosure. If this is a project you are looking to undertake we would recommend getting in touch with our team who will be able to advice on the best options.

Yes, brick slips can be painted once installed. For a fully painted finish we would recommend using regular masonry paint. If you want to create a whitewashed effect, this can be achieved

Brick slips can be used outside. As they are cut from real bricks, they have the same properties as original bricks including frost protection. However, we would recommend not using them as flooring externally. This is due to frost damage that may occur from sitting water soaking into the faces of the brick slip. When temperatures drop below freezing, this water expands and can crack the brick slips from within. Over a period of time this can result in the bricks crumbling away.

Yes we consider brick slips to be an easy to fit DIY project if you take your time installing them. Check out our step by step installation guide to see what is needed. Or if you would like a professional to do it all for you, check out our list of approved installers who would be more than willing to provide an installation quote.

Brick slips can be installed by most tilers. As they are becoming more popular, we are seeing more and more tilers gaining experience installing brick slips. If you would like one of our approved installers to give you a quotation, check out our approved installers page.

Brick slips can be installed by most tilers. As they are becoming more popular, we are seeing more and more tilers gaining experience installing brick slips. If you would like one of our approved installers to give you a quotation, check out our approved installers page.

Brick slips can be installed using a flexible tile adhesive. Our brick slip adhesive has been specially has been our adhesive of choice for many years and comes highly recommended from our approved installers. If you are looking to install brick slips externally, we would recommend an adhesive that is suitable for more extreme temperatures. Get in touch with our team who will be able to advise on this situation.

we don’t recommend using grout with brick slips as it soaks into the many cracks and pores that bricks have. This results in the brick slips becoming stained and not representing their true colour. Instead, we recommend the use of pointing mortar. Our Natural Pointing Mortar is an easy to use pre-mixed mortar that is perfect for using with brick slips. It can be applied into the brick joints using our Brick Slip Pointing Tool.

we recommend a mortar joint of 10mm. This can be achieved by using our 10mm brick slip spacers. They are larger plastic spacers that have been specifically designed for use with brick slips.

To cover one square metre you would need 60 brick slips. Our brick slips are sold in 1/2 square metre boxes so for one square metre you would need 2 boxes of brick slips. If you need help with working out how many brick slips you would need for your project, why not check out our coverage calculator and get in touch with our team who would be more than willing to help out.

Our preferred method of pointing brick slips is with a brick slip pointing tool. This tool enables you to squeeze the pointing mortar directly into the brick joints. Piping bags can also be used with a similar effect.

Brick slips can be cut using an angle grinder with a diamond tips blade.

To cover one square metre you would need 60 brick slips. Our brick slips are sold in 1/2 square metre boxes so for one square metre you would need 2 boxes of brick slips. If you need help with working out how many brick slips you would need for your project, why not check out our coverage calculator and get in touch with our team who would be more than willing to help out.

Brick slips are relatively maintenance free. A quick brush down will remove most loose debris after installation. If you would like some additional protection, our interior brick and dust sealer can be applied to give the bricks an extra layer of protection that helps reduce dust from the brick surface and also offers splash and staining protection.

Brick slips are not waterproof as they are made from original bricks which are a porous clay material. However you can apply a sealer to brick slips which offers splash and staining protection.

Our brick slips are priced at £60 per square metre plus VAT. All of our brick slips are cut from original reclaimed and handmade bricks. Cheaper alternatives are available but these tend to be made from new bricks or a non clay brick material which does not look as good as an original brick and does not give the original individual character that our brick slips offer. If you would like to see just how good our brick slips look for yourself, why not order a sample pack.

Brick slips are a quick, easy to install way of achieving the look of an exposed brick wall.

Our brick slips are priced at £60 per square metre plus VAT. All of our brick slips are cut from original reclaimed and handmade bricks. Cheaper alternatives are available but these tend to be made from new bricks or a non clay brick material which does not look as good as an original brick and does not give the original individual character that our brick slips offer. If you would like to see just how good our brick slips look for yourself, why not a sample pack.

Brick slips tend to be slightly more expensive than real bricks. This is due to the extra cutting process which needs to be done to create the brick slips. However, saving can be made on the installation side of things when constructing an exposed brick wall. To build a wall from real bricks you would need a professional bricklayer to install them whereas brick slips can be installed DIY or by any competent tiler. Brick slips also have lots of other benefits over the use of real bricks. Check out our blog post to find out more.

Our preferred method of pointing brick slips is with a brick slip pointing tool. This tool enables you to squeeze the pointing mortar directly into the brick joints. Piping bags can also be used with a similar effect.

Brick slips are made by cutting a 20mm tile from the face of a brick using an industrial grade cutting machine. Our professional team are experts when it comes to brick cutting. If you have bricks of your own that you would like cutting, please check out our brick cutting service.

Brick slips are made by cutting a 20mm tile from the face of a brick using an industrial grade cutting machine. Our professional team are experts when it comes to brick cutting. If you have bricks of your own that you would like cutting, please check out our brick cutting service.

Yes it is possible to make your own brick slips by cutting bricks yourself. This can be a very tough job to accomplish on a DIY scale. Why not take the hassle out of the job and have our professional team cut the bricks for you. We offer a brick cutting service for when customers need their own bricks cutting. Simply brick your bricks into our factory (or have them delivered directly to us from your builder’s merchant) and our team will cut, dry and package the freshly cut brick slips ready to be shipped straight back to you. For more details get in touch with our team who will be able to advice on the process.

Brick slips are fixed to the wall surface using a flexible tile adhesive. We recommend our brick slip adhesive but any flexible tile adhesive will be suitable.

Brick slips can be cut using an angle grinder with a diamond tips blade.

We are one of the country’s biggest suppliers of brick slips. Based in Manchester and able to deliver nationwide.

We are based in Manchester and are open to both trade and public customers. If you are local to us, feel free to come down to our factory where we will be more than happy to show you our brick slip range. If you are not local to us. Don’t worry as we can deliver nationwide.

We are one of the country’s leading suppliers of brick slips. We sell our brick slips online through our website and can deliver to any location in the UK and even overseas. If you would like to purchase brick slips in person, our factory is based in Manchester and is open to both trade and public customers.

We are based in Manchester. If you are local, feel free to come and check out our brick slip range at our Manchester factory. Don’t worry if you are not as we are able to deliver orders anywhere in the UK and even overseas.

We are based in Manchester. If you are local, feel free to come and check out our brick slip range at our Manchester factory. Don’t worry if you are not as we are able to deliver orders anywhere in the UK and even overseas.

We like to think that brick slips are a relatively easy DIY project that any regular DIYer should have no problems with fitting them. If you don’t feel up to the task, why not get in touch with one of our approved installers who will be more than willing to provide a quote.

They most certainly are. Our brick slips are cut here in our Manchester factory from only the finest reclaimed and handmade bricks. We don’t use cheap new bricks or pre-cast materials. This attention to details makes our brick slips the best on the market. To find out for yourself, why not order one of our sample packs.

Brick slip prices vary between different suppliers. Yes you may find brick slips cheaper than ours out there but we cut our brick slips from original reclaimed and handmade bricks. These bricks have an aged character than can’t be achieved with cheaper alternatives. If you want your brick slip project to look authentic and original, our brick slips can’t be beaten.

Brick slips are fitted directly to an interior wall to create the look of an original exposed brick wall.

Yes brick slips are perfect for use in kitchens. They make a great choice for a feature wall or to be used as a splashback. When installing around the oven and sink areas of a kitchen, we recommend using our Interior Brick and Dust Sealer to give the brick slips some splash and staining protection.

Brick slips tend to be installed without coving. Due to the thickness of the brick slips they would not work well with existing coving. If you wished to have coving with your brick slips, you could install the coving after the brick slips have been installed to give the impression that the bricks were there before the coving.

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