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Internal And External brick Slips

Understanding the Difference Between Internal and External Brick Slips

When it comes to renovating or decorating our homes, brick slips have gained widespread popularity both for internal and external renovations we are seeing more and more customers using our products for feature walls or to change the appearance of the whole look of their home.. These thin, lightweight bricks are used to create the timeless charm and aesthetics of a brick wall. However, it is essential to understand that not all brick slips are the same. In fact, one crucial distinction lies in whether they are suitable for internal or external applications. In this blog, we will delve into the differences between internal and external brick slips.

Internal Brick Slips:

Internal brick slips are just brick slips. we may market them as internal or external but a brick slip no matter how they are defined can be use both internally and externally. most widely used for indoor use, adding character and warmth to the interior spaces. They are more convenient to install as they require minimal changes to the walls and normally do not require sealing as they are protected by your proprty. Internal brick slips are ideal for accent walls, fireplace surrounds, and feature walls in living rooms, hallways, or kitchens.

External Brick Slips:

External brick slips, on the other hand, are engineered to withstand harsh weather conditions and provide durability. These slips are generally thicker and heavier than their internal counterparts, ensuring protection against moisture, temperature fluctuations, and other external factors. They are commonly used for cladding the exteriors of buildings, adding a traditional brick appearance without the need for extensive construction work.

Key Differences:

  1. Composition and Thickness: External brick slips can sometimes be made thicker to withstand outdoor conditions however, this is not necessary and our brick slips are generally 20mm and can be used as external brick slips. Internal brick slips are typically thinner and made using materials that provide a lighter weight for easier installation indoors.
  2. Weather Resistance: External brick slips require sealing with our brick slips sealer to be more weather-resistant, protecting the building from moisture and temperature changes. Internal brick slips do not require such high weather resistance as they remain protected indoors.
  3. Installation Process: External brick slips may require additional reinforcement, such as our tracking panels when working above 6 meters or when being used on commercial settings., to improve the thermal performance of the building. Internal brick slips, being used within controlled interior environments, generally require less extensive installation processes.
  4. Aesthetic Considerations: While both internal and external brick slips offer a similar appearance, internal options can be more varied in terms of color, texture, and design as they are not subjected to the wear and tear of the outdoor environment.

Whether you are considering internal or external brick slips, understanding the differences is crucial for making the right choice. Internal brick slips offer versatility and ease of installation for enhancing indoor spaces, while external brick slips are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and protect the building exterior. By considering these factors, you can easily choose the type of brick slips that are most suitable for your specific application, ensuring a durable and visually appealing result in your home improvement or renovation projects.

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