Brick Slip Cladding
Brick is familiar, comforting and reliable. That is why it is still a popular choice of finish for architects seeking to incorporate the traditional values of warmth and strength in their designs.
Traditionally, brick slips were manufactured by literally removing the face of an existing brick. This however proved to be very costly and led to a substantial amount of waste material.
The WBS Brick Slip System provides a unique, cost effective method of achieving a genuine brick effect by using brick slips and pistol corners that have been specially designed for this particular purpose.
The WBS Brick Slip Systems are particularly beneficial, especially for projects where the use of real brick is impossible or impractical.
As brick slip application reduces the need for highly skilled tradesmen and foundations, the demand for this unique method of creating a natural looking façade has increasingly grown. In conjunction with our brick manufacturing partners we are now able to offer a unique range of brick slips that are manufactured and fired in exactly the same way as traditional bricks.
Why is the WBS Brick Slip System So Unique?
The basis of the WBS Brick Slip System is the specially profiled galvanised steel / stainless steel brick mesh which is fixed directly onto the existing substrate or EWI system. The mesh is fixed using specialist fasteners of the appropriate length to give a suitable penetration into all types of substrate, which must comply with wind loading requirements.
The unique profiling of the mesh creates a natural brick course and joint width, which enables the installer to achieve perfectly level courses. Brick slips are bedded in WBS adhesive mortar and pointed using coloured WBS Polymer Pointing Mortars.
WBS brick slips are available in a standard range of colours and textures, however others may be obtained by special order (details on request). Pistol corner bricks are available for building corners and to return the system into window and door reveals.
Specially designed base profiles and verge trims are also available to ensure that the edges of the system are sealed and watertight.
WBS Brick Slip Systems …
- Offer a professional, real brick finish
- Give a higher level of accuracy and alignment
- Superb adhesion properties
- Faster application compared to traditional methods
- Additional foundations are not required
- Suitable for both internal and external applications