Brick slips, otherwise known as brick tiles or brick veneers, are thin cuts of real bricks which are used as an external finish to provide the appearance of a conventional brick wall. A fast, realistic and cost-effective material, brick slips have been used to provide the façade of many homes over the years.
Why use brick slips?
Now you’re no longer wondering what brick slips are, you may be questioning why somebody would choose to use them over traditional bricks. Although they are primarily used for aesthetic purposes, brick slips provide a quick and easy way of providing an authentic finish. Made from cuts of real brick materials, they are low maintenance, extremely durable, and provide the appearance of a conventional brick wall with much less material. Brick slips can also be attached to external wall insulation to provide a brick wall appearance.
Whilst traditional brick slips are a great option, they require a certain skill level to install them correctly.
Introducing weberwall brick
This fast-fix, lightweight brick system is suitable for both internal and external use and can be applied by semi-skilled labourer. While it maintains the appearance of traditional brick, it is formulated from 95% minerals bound in cross-linked flexible polymers, providing an effective product both in practicality and appearance.
Whether you’re working on designing a new build or are looking to create that exposed brick effect in your own home, weberwall brick is the perfect solution to create a realistic effect and offers a variety of benefits when compared to standard brick slips:
3x faster application
Can be applied more than 3x times faster than standard brick slips
Doesn't require a bricklayer
Requires less specialist knowledge than traditional bricklaying
Incredibly lightweight design
One sheet of 20 bricks is equivalent to the weight of one single house brick
Can be applied onto both external wall insulation and render carrier board
No lime or cement
No lime or cement, eliminating the risk of lime bloom
Where can weberwall brick be used?
The weberwall brick system can be used for a variety of construction types including new build, refurbishment and internal project.
Simple to install, weberwall brick is sold in three different types of wraps:
Wall wraps to cover large flat areas of 20 bricks
Corner wraps to seamlessly continue brick patterns around corners
Soldier wraps for detailing around windows
The benefit of this design is that you needn’t worry about being a skilled bricklayer to create a straight, even layout. With each brick already sitting perfectly aligned, all you need to do is position the sheets to fit alongside one another.
What’s more, due to the flexible nature of weberwall brick, it can be quickly and easily cut to size, allowing you to easily achieve the perfect finish.
Colours and styles to suit your needs
Available in a variety of 12 textures and colours which can be paired with a variety of 3 different brick pointing mortars, many styles can be achieved. From Antique Red to Sanded Slate, we have something to suit every project. There is also a variety of textures to choose from, so you can opt for that modern smooth finish or perhaps choose a sanded, reclaimed, or rural look to achieve the older, more authentic finish you might require to suit an older property.
Now that you know the difference between traditional bricks, brick slips, and our weberwall brick system, you can decide which is most appropriate for your project. You can also view our range of weberwall brick options and traditional brick slips to find out more.
To discuss your project in detail, why not get in touch with a member of our team? We will be able to provide you with a bespoke quotation. Give us a call on 01525 718877 or fill out our contact form.