Mechslip Brickslip Cladding
Efficiency and Durability Combined
MechSlip embodies a streamlined, mechanically secured cladding solution that enhances authentic brickwork’s visual allure and durability. It offers cost savings for projects where traditional construction methods pose challenges. The system features 28mm thick Ibstock brick slips and anodised 6063T6 grade aluminium support rails. With an extensive range of colours, textures, and brick sizes, MechSlip provides all the advantages of rain-screen cladding, including reduced installation time and associated costs. Furthermore, MechSlip ensures a stunning authentic brick finish that guarantees long-term durability.
Experience the innovation of fully mechanically secured brick slips with our cutting-edge system. We prioritise safety by utilising non-combustible components, giving you peace of mind and compliance with regulations.
Our system offers versatile brick detailing options, allowing you to customise your project with precision and creativity. Whether you prefer a traditional or contemporary look, our brick slips provide the perfect solution.
Say goodbye to weather-related delays. Our installation process is non-weather dependent, ensuring efficient progress regardless of the conditions. You can rely on a smooth, uninterrupted workflow, saving time and resources.
Discover the benefits of our unique system today and unlock a world of possibilities for your architectural projects.
Key Benefits of MechSlip
More Than Just a Perfect Finish
Brick System Components
Stretcher and Header bricks
Complete Control with Simple Components
MECHANICAL SYSTEM COMPONENTS
Available in 3m lengths.
Available in 3m lengths.
Six Simple Steps for Easy Installation
Step 1 – Secure NaturAL-X Vertical Support RailsTo begin the installation, securely attach brackets and vertical support rails to the building substructure. These should be fixed at a maximum of 600mm centres to ensure stability.
STEP 2: Install Middle Rails and Starter/Top RailNext, horizontally affix middle rails to the vertical supports at 75mm increments. Ensure to include a starter rail at the bottom and a top rail in their respective locations. The gauge tool can fix multiple rail courses simultaneously, ensuring accuracy and efficiency.
STEP 3: Place MechSlip Brick TilesCarefully slip MechSlip brick tiles firmly into place between the rails. Use the preformed upper and lower retainers as guides to ensure proper alignment and positioning.
STEP 4: Repeat the Process and Use Brick SpacersContinue the process for the remaining bricks, ensuring a metal brick spacer is installed in the vertical joints between each brick. This action helps maintain consistent spacing and alignment throughout the cladding.
Step 5: Finishing TouchesThe brick spacer automatically creates a 10mm wide vertical joint between bricks, while the upstand of the rail profile creates a 10mm horizontal joint (bed).
STEP 6: Finishing Touches with Parex Historic MortarOnce the installation is complete, the joints between the bricks can be injection pointed with Parex Historic mortar. This step adds to the authentic and aesthetic appeal of achieving a classic clay brick finish.
UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY WITH MECHSLIP
Handmade and Stock
Commonly has soft edges.
Available in 65mm and 73mm. More than 300 types available.
Available in 65mm and 73mm. Colour can be matched to client’s specifi cations.
Length available in 290mm, 327mm and 440mm. 40 types available
SUMMARY OF THIRD-PARTY TESTING
Fired clay brick slips supported by anodised aluminium rails affixed to steel
The test programme was carried out with results as follows:
Wind Resistance – serviceability & safety CWCT testing achieved ±2400 Pascals serviceability, ±3600 Pascals safety. PASS
Water Tightness – dynamic pressure CWCT testing achieved 600 Pascals – PASS
Impact Resistance Soft and hard body impact tests – CWCT testing achieved Class 1 serviceability, negligible risk safety. PASS.
Weatherability Tests – Hygrothermal testing to ETAG 034. PASS
Freeze/Thaw Resistance Freeze Thaw testing by ETAG 017. An additional freeze/thaw resistance test is carried out by the European method DD CEN/TS EN772-22, which involves subjecting a panel of brickwork to repeated freeze/ thaw cycles designed to simulate naturally occurring conditions. From the results, the bricks were classified as F2, i.e. suitable for use in states of severe exposure, in accordance with BS EN771-1, Specification for Clay Masonry Units.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND DESIGN SERVICES
The Ibstock Design Advisory Service is available to assist architects, designers, specifiers, and contractors in creating effective and innovative solutions using MechSlip and other clay cladding products. The Design Advisors, who are architectural professionals with practical experience, can provide guidance and utilise advanced CAD and BIM technology to help visualise your designs.
Design and Technical Helpline
Exclusively designed, manufactured, and available in the UK, MechSlip offers architects and specifiers more creative possibilities than ever. Contact us to find out how MechSlip can transform your next project.
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Some examples of our work.