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Material Sheet
Special Shape Brick

Brick Slip

What is it used for

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Interior Design: Used to create feature walls and add character to interior spaces, providing the look of exposed brickwork.


Exterior Cladding: Ideal for refurbishing building exteriors, offering a lightweight alternative to full bricks that can be easily applied to existing structures.


Commercial Spaces: Commonly used in restaurants, cafes, and retail environments to create an inviting and rustic atmosphere.

Brick Wall

Dimensions

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Length: 215 mm


Width: 65 mm


Height: 20 mm


Volume: 0.000279 m³


Weight: 0.6 kg

What it’s Made From

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Clay

The primary material, typically sourced locally, is used for its plasticity and strength after firing.


Water

Essential for shaping and moulding the clay into brick slips.


Sand

Used to prevent the brick slips from sticking to moulds and for creating textured finishes.


Additives

These can include materials like manganese, barium, and other colorants to enhance color and durability.

Variations

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Red Brick Slip

Description: Traditional red color with slight variations in hue, providing a classic look. Applications: Ideal for residential buildings, feature walls, and restoration projects.


Buff Brick Slip

Description: Light yellow to sandy-colored slip offering a warm and clean appearance. Applications: Suitable for contemporary buildings, extensions, and garden walls.


Blue Brick Slip

Description: Dark blue hue, known for high strength and low water absorption. Applications: Used in decorative features, feature walls, and exterior facades.

Installation

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Tools Required: Trowel | Spirit level | Brick hammer | Tape measure | Brick jointer


Materials Required: Facing bricks | Mortar mix | Water

Technical Specification

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Compressive Strength: Typically around 30-50 MPa.


Water Absorption: Less than 8%.


Thermal Conductivity: Approximately 0.7 W/mK.


Frost Resistance: High resistance to frost damage, suitable for external use.

Certification

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British Standard (BS 3921): Ensures quality and suitability for construction.


ISO 9001: Certification for quality management systems, ensuring consistent quality in production.

Purchasing Quantities

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Single Units:

Ideal for small projects, repairs, or when only a few slips are needed.


Bundles:

Smaller quantities than pallets, often sold in bundles of 10, 20, or 50 slips, suitable for minor projects or additions.


Pallets

Typically sold in bulk, with each pallet containing around 200 to 500 slips. This option is suitable for medium to large construction projects.

Environmental Impact

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Sustainability: Made from natural clay and other materials. The thin profile means less raw material is used compared to full bricks, reducing environmental impact.


Alternative Options: Concrete brick slips or reclaimed brick slips can be more environmentally friendly options.

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