Brick Slips: Everything You Need to Know Including Costs

red brick slips in open plan living room
(Image credit: Brick Tile Company)

As an alternative to real bricks, brick slips are a great way to achieve a traditional finish on the inside or exterior of your home. If your wall can't take bricks because it can't support them, or there isn't enough space, brick slips come in very handy. 

They are a fantastic way to add an exposed brick wall like finish in a room, such as a kitchen or bathroom. Also, for those building an extension or entire home using timber frame, or adding external wall insulation, brick slips are a common house cladding choice. 

Mark Brinkley

Mark is the author of the ever-popular Housebuilder’s Bible and an experienced builder. The Housebuilder’s Bible is the go-to hardback for self builders; originally published in 1994, it is updated every two years with up-to-date build costs and information on planning and building regulations, and is currently in its 14th reiteration.

He has written for publications such as Homebuilding & Renovating for over three decades. An experienced self builder, his latest self build, a contemporary eco home built to Passivhaus principles, was created on a tight urban brownfield plot.