Design and Versatility
Design excellence. Built in.
MechSlip leads the field when it comes to safety and performance – and you don’t have to compromise on design either.
MechSlip brings you the freedom to design beautiful architecture. You can choose from the largest range of UK manufactured bricks, as well as imported options, in a spectrum of over 300 different brick colours, textures and finishes so you have the freedom to design with flair , incorporating popular design features like:
- Deep or shallow brick reveals
- Projecting brickwork patterns
- Unlimited applications of vertical brick coursing
- Traditional or more unusual bond patterns
- Long format, Linear and Roman style bricks
- Contemporary ‘3D’ special bricks
- An extensive palette of glazes and surface effects
Whichever you choose, it’s been certified by the BBA for use in the MechSlip system.
A Wealth of Design Possibilities
With over 300 real brick colours, textures and finishes to choose from, MechSlip opens up a world of creative opportunities.
To request the full range of Ibstock Brick finishes available for the MechSlip system, contact your local Ibstock Kevington or Ash & Lacy representative today.
- 300+ bricks available
Blakes Hotel chain is synonymous with luxury and eye-catching Victorian aesthetics that encompass a modern twist. The same can now also be said for the external envelope of its newly erected, 5-star, 87 room, 14 floored accommodation on Corsham Street, in the hub of the bustling, trendy and historically rich Shoreditch district.More Information...
The construction site has changed dramatically over the years, with safety, sustainability, efficiency, and legislation all driving factors that have led to product innovation and materials used, affecting how construction methods are approached.More Information...
Castle Park View
At 98m tall, Bristol’s newest and tallest building needed the right solution for a development the size and scale of Castle Park View. MechSlip offers a peace of mind due to its stringent testing in real world environments, combining safety, aesthetic appeal and ease-of-install, while, crucially, being specifiable at height.More Information...
University House Business School
Uni of Birmingham
For an extension of this grade II listed building, Mechslip was chosen because it offered a mechanically fixed lightweight cladding system that suited the proposed method of construction, whilst also allowing the specific waterstruck brick type and English Garden Wall bond pattern dictated by the strict planning approval requirements to be easily achieved without compromise.More Information...
The Glass Works
Spanning more than 23,600 square feet, The Glass Works needed a cladding system which was easy-to-install and lightweight, while delivering that all-aesthetic appeal. MechSlip was able to deliver that. Designed with the needs of installers front of mind, convenience and ease-of-use are very much watchwords for the system.More Information...
When the accommodation block hit the headlines due to falling cladding, something needed to be done quickly. It soon became clear only MechSlip was suitable in meeting the building’s challenges.More Information...
University of Lincoln
Durability, safety and aesthetics needed to work together for the Viking House project. With the refurbishment nestled among conventionally built brick buildings there was a need for a contemporary look that mirrored the local vernacular.More Information...
30 Station Road
Home to the new Apple research base in Cambridge, only MechSlip could harmonise with the old local brick vernacular and contrast it with a stone finish front to create a striking building that is fit for its surroundings in the heart of the this UK tech region.More Information...
Versatility. Built in.
MechSlip uses Ibstock brick slips mounted to a lightweight, mechanically fixed anodised aluminium or galvanised steel cladding support system.
Use MechSlip indoors or out, wherever you want a safe, high quality, long-lasting cladding option. It’s compatible with modern construction methods including off-site, modular systems and with common substrates including:
- Steel frame
- Concrete frame
- Dense concrete blockwork (min 1450kg/m3)
- Lightweight steel framing
- Existing masonry
Simple Components Offer Complete Control
All the benefits of MechSlip are delivered through dedicated components, a starter, middle and top rail, all extruded using tough, lightweight 6063T6 grade aluminium and anodised for increased durability, plus natural clay facing and corner brick tiles. Together, these can be fixed seamlessly to Ash & Lacy’s innovative range of AxiAL rainscreen support systems, making the entire design and installation process simple, from concept to completion.
Simple system components
Easy install vertical spacers
Precisely engineered brick slips