Brick slips, also known as brick veneers or thin bricks, are thin slices of brick that are typically installed over a substrate such as concrete or metal. They are used to add the look of traditional brick to a building or structure without the need for the full thickness and weight of traditional brick. Brick slips are made by cutting thin slices off the surface of a brick, which are then sorted and selected for color and quality. They are typically much thinner than traditional bricks, ranging from about 6 to 9 mm in thickness, and are often used in conjunction with a backing material such as a metal panel or adhesive to provide stability and support. Brick slips can be used in a variety of applications, including residential and commercial buildings, walls, and fireplaces. They can be installed in a variety of patterns and styles, including traditional brick patterns such as running bond and stack bond, as well as more modern and creative patterns. One advantage of using brick slips is that they are typically easier and faster to install than traditional brick, as they are lighter and do not require the use of a bricklayer. They are also typically more cost-effective than traditional brick, as they require less material and labor to install. Brick slips are durable and long-lasting, and are resistant to weathering and fading. They are also easy to maintain, as they can be cleaned and sealed just like traditional brick.