From feature walls, to exposed brickwork in shops, offices or pubs, the use of brick slips is a growing trend in the UK. But they’re not just for commercial projects, more and more people want to bring this trend into their homes.
For those not familiar with brick slips, these are ‘thin’ bricks that are tiled onto a wall to give an authentic façade of a fully bricked wall.
This handy guide will bring you up to speed on this latest trend so you can offer it to your customers.
Traditional to ultra-modern
Brick slips mean you can offer your customers a whole range of interior designs and really bring to life features in their homes. They’re perfect when space is limited or the age of the building doesn’t go hand in hand with the desired style. Cladding a fireplace can create a focal point if someone wants a more traditional look or experimenting with coloured brick slips can transform an old bathroom into a stylish urban one. What’s more, one of the biggest benefits of brick slips is their slim design, meaning they take up less room than traditional bricks.
Brick slips aren’t just for interior use, they can give a tired building façade a new lease of life. Used externally, brick slips also mean that the usual detailing of windows and doors is preserved and avoids the high cost of customisation.
Quick and Easy
You don’t need bricklaying skills to use brick slips. They’re quick and easy to fix and require minimal equipment. All that’s needed is primer, brick slips adhesive and pointing mortars. For help on how to get started, your local Jewson branch staff can offer tips and best product suggestions.
Leading manufacturer of wall, roof and landscaping solutions, Wienerberger, for example, has developed an online platform to showcase the offering as well as provide inspiration and how-to videos. They’ve even got a tool which means you can see how different slips would look in various settings.