MechSlip – Brick Cladding Systems

A Real Brick Cladding System

Now BBA Certified
Mechslip is not an extruded brick slip. This genuine brick innovation allows architects and specifiers to use real brick slips with the inspired efficiency and versatility of a mechanically fixed brick slip cladding system.

Available in over 300 Ibstock brick finishes, the MechSlip Brick Cladding Systems offers more than integrity of design. Featuring tough, yet lightweight 6063T6 grade aluminium support rails, it exceeds the rigorous testing standards set by the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT).

Whether you simply want to match an existing brick finish, or push your design to a whole new level, MechSlip can help make it happen using real brick slip . MechSlip – Real brick. Real possibilities.

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  • Mechanically secured, real brick slips.
  • Tough and lightweight 6063T6 grade aluminium rail support system.
  • Pre-spaced 10mm vertical and horizontal mortar joints.
  • Delivers the colour-fast stability and natural weathering behaviour of a traditional clay brick finish.
  • Easy to install, minimising time on site and the associated labour costs.
  • Over 50% lighter than traditional masonry, reducing structural load.
  • Fire tested by Warringtonfire – Classified A1 to EN 13501-1.
  • BBA Certified.
  • Satisfies the requirements of NHBC Standards Part 6 Superstructure (excluding roofs), Chapter 6.9 Curtain walling and cladding.

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The Mechslip system is available in over 300+ brick finishes and a selection of sizes; offering real possibilities and real brick aesthetics.

The Mechslip brick range features:
• 10 core colours – including Red, Buff, Brown, Black, Blue, Grey and Glazed
• 50 textures – including Smooth, Distressed, Sand Rolled, Rusticated and Drag Faced.
• 100+ brick types – including Handmade, Stock, Waterstruck and Wirecut
• 4 Sizes – 50mm, 65mm, 69mm and 73mm
• Linear bricks

System Properties
System weight – 51.5kg/m2
Resistance to wind loading – 3.6kN/m2

Brick Properties
Frost resistance – F2
Fire rating – A1

Typical Brick Dimensions
Stretcher brick face dimensions – 215mm x 65mm
Corner brick face dimensions – 102 x 215 x 65mm
Brick thickness – 28mm

Design Criteria
Maximum vertical support centres – 600mm
Maximum bracket centres – 600mm
Middle rail length – 3000mm
Top rail length – 3000mm
Starter rail length – 3000mm
Bracket adjustment range – 40mm-300mm
Movement joints – Maximum 6m
Building substrates – Masonry, Concrete, SFS

Ibstock’s network of Design Advisors are architectural professionals with experience in practice, and will be delighted to help you create effective and innovative solutions for all types of building projects. Each Design Advisor has access to advanced CAD and BIM technology enabling designs to be viewed in a range of formats, producing a range of options for you to consider.

Typical Details
CAD details are available to suit specific requirements. Details include options for support systems, as well as alternative arrangements for cappings, windows and other openings, corners and cill/base conditions. Details can be manipulated to suit various requirements; our drawing office can provide special details on a project related basis to suit almost any cladding design.

All Ash & Lacy Façade products carry a warranty, either for the products supplied directly, or from the supply chain partners.

The Ash & Lacy IntegrAL warranty gives total confidence in the materials and products supplied. All products are covered by the Warranty and the Approved Contractor Network provides surety that everything is correctly installed. All Approved Contractors undergo training by Ash & Lacy in the handling, use and installation of their products.

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