16 Mar Matching Brick Slips
Brick Slips are used within the industry not only to provide economic and thermally efficient solutions but also to amalgamate the old with the new.
Brick Slips are a thin layer of brick that is used aesthetically as a form of surface finish rather than structurally. This choice of system has become a popular choice of external wall solution due to its thermal insulating properties and aesthetic versatility, offering both modern and traditional finishes.
Brick Slip systems can be easily adapted and customised to create a bespoke finish to fit any project requirements. Their versatile look provides architects flexibility to design both high-end stylistic finishes and more traditional formations to fit the surrounding area. Brick Slips not only can be installed to match the texture and colour they can be bonded to the chosen insulation of the project which adds to the growing benefits of using this as a façade solution.
This refurbishment saw the derelict property retained and refurbished to its former glory. With the property being a listed building, the architects honoured the original features of the structure while enrapturing an updated bespoke design.
The envelope of work included unique insulated clay brick slip cladding. Using these bespoke systems, the BTS’s in-house designers were able to create the desires of the architect. The required Art Deco qualities conformed to the characteristics of the original building and BTS worked to enable a blended match.
A prime example of how we have been able to implement this is at Park Royal Hampton by Hilton project. This Northwest London project completed last year utilised hand-made bespoke brick slips blended to match the adjoining building. The versatility of the system enabled the capability to not only match the neighbouring building but also create a curved brick wall. Being able to do this not only demonstrates the capabilities of the modern applications of brick slips but also aligns with the art deco requirement for the project.