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Brickslip Installation Guide

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The Brickslip Brothers have designed an installation guide for those who have not attempted to take on a project like this before, within the following article we have explained what tools you would need for the job, a step by step guide on installing them and a guide for considerations when choosing adhesives. If this guide does not cover information you desire always feel free to contact us on 01926 830565 where one of our team will more than happily advise.

First stage is preparation based:

Its Vitally important that if you are looking for a high spec finish you will need to prime the surface that you intend to install the brick slip upon. Lay dust sheets down to protect the floor as adhesive can be very difficult to move, wipe your surface down with an old cloth try to get rid as much dust as possible, using a paint brush or a roller then apply the primer ( diluted PVA Glue) to the surface, dependent on the age or state of the surface you are going to adhere the brick slips too it could be pertinent to apply a second coat

Using a bucket fill with cold water and follow the manufacturer's instructions on the bag to as how much you use into the bucket, bear in mind it's probably a good move if your using quick setting adhesives to make smaller mixes up so you don’t waste any and it sets before you can lay the brick slips.

Mix the adhesive until you have a paste looking residue, it's very important to do this thoroughly to avoid any lumps in the mixture or inconsistencies that can cause inaccuracies when installation commences.

The adhesive can be applied in 2 ways, either firstly you can apply the adhesive to just the back of the brick slip fascia and then apply it your surface or you can render an area of the wall with the adhesive and then apply them on to the wall, we personally feel here at The Brick Slip Brothers that the second is a more secure method but the negative aspect of it is that it will cost slightly more as more adhesive would be used.

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The Brickslips themselves could also have old brick dust on them so it would be worth firstly brushing them down and then Prepare a bucket of warm water to place them into, when you start installing the Brick slips this will enable them to bond with the adhesive

So, fit the first brick slip and then insert a 10 mm tile spacer at the top end of the brick, it's important to get this first-row level as the rest often will take care of itself if it has a level bass line to work from.

One the first slip is in place repeat the process and build your first horizontal row, once completed, check with the spirit measure that all is well line wise and continue the process up the surface installing your Brickslips.

Ok so your happy with the installation now for the finishing touches, fill your bucket up with cold water, pour the bag of mortar into the bucket, thoroughly mix together, fill the mortar gun and re assemble so that its ready and loaded.

Start to fill the spaces in between the brick slips and work from the bottom upwards until whole wall has been filled, allow some drying time (30 – 60 mins) to ensure the mortar is still pliable but not fully dried, this is to avoid too much staining on the brick, then run smoothly the square pointing device on your tool to create the professional edge finish. Once everything is complete give it a brush down.

In this day and age there so many different adhesive available and so many different reasons to bespoke your choice, The Brickslip Brothers won't endorse any brands however the point we are putting across to people is the need to consider your options, for instance if your Brickslip feature is by a fireplace then it is imperative you get fire grade based adhesive as others standards of adhesive are not design to withstand the heat causing it to expand and potentially cause cracking or evening slip departing from wall. Another scenario is that if your brick slips walls are in a kitchen environment it could be worth looking at purchasing a sealer to help protect the slips from the elements, it also really help and makes it easy to wipe them down, so great for hygiene as well or preserving your beautiful brick slip addition.

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Wet rooms & Bathrooms, brick slips are a super stylish and practical for small and large bathrooms. We can match them up with your property.

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Bedrooms

Take a look and see what brick slips can do for your bedroom, different ideas and project suggestions and how to get a free sample.

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Kitchens

We are a one turn key solution. We match the brick slips to your property, send a sample and then fulfil the order. We can even install them for you.

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Front Rooms

If you are looking to revamp your lounge or front room then brick slips might just be the way forward. We can match the style of the bricks to your property.

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Spirit level
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Fixing adhesive
10mm Tile spacers
Pointing mortar
Notched trowel
Pointing trowel
mortar pointing gun
Brush
Floor covers

Vitrex Tile  Trowel 6MM

£5.99

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No Nonsense PVA 5LTR

£11.99

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RST Trowel & Square ½"

£8.99

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Mortar Gun

£24.99

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