Frequently Asked Questions

Brick slips are like a thin brick used by tilers, however they are thicker than ordinary tiles, making them a strong and solid product to work with. This makes them easy to install by any tile fitter.

Our Eco-Glazed Brick Slip range is produced from a blend of recycled Welsh slate and Etruria clay, which is fired to form a 215 x 65 x 15mm brick slip. The brick slip is then glazed and re-fired to produce a durable and highly decorative product for external and internal applications. A great product, sustainably sourced, thereby reducing pollution and waste in the process.

We also produce a range of additional fittings to ensure a professional finish to your project. – View full product details here.

Eco-Glazed Brick Slips are available in 18 standard colours however, almost any colour from the RAL selector or Pantone colour finder can be applied if required.

(Please note custom colours are subject to a minimum order quantity of 10m².)     View all colours here.

Eco-Glazed Brick Slips come in a glossy finish as standard, however a matt or opaque finish can be achieved with certain shades.

Please email your colour/finish enquiry to

Yes, due to their durability and strength, our Eco-Glazed Brick Slips can by used both internally and externally as they are suitable for use in severe exposure conditions. No additional treatments need to be added for external use making them a really cost effective option.

Classified as F2 – Suitable for use in severe exposure conditions.

For more information about Eco-Glazed Brick Slips – view our product details page.

Alongside the standard brick slip comes a range of additional fittings which can be employed to create a dramatic and hard wearing statement and are suitable for use in a wide variety of settings.

Once you have decided on colour, additional fittings required and quantities of each needed, please email your order to

Please include your delivery address so we can also provide a shipping quote.

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Owing to their enduring beauty, our brick slips have grown dramatically in popularity in recent years and are now widely used for both residential or commercial design or improvement.

When coupled with design vision, brick slips can make the ordinary extraordinary. At H&E Smith we work on a frequent basis with many firms of architects and interior designers who increasingly use our products in their creative projects. Brick slips offer a creative outlet to the architects and renovators we work with, giving them the opportunity to really showcase their individual design vision.

Brick slips have been used both internally and externally for restaurants, bars, clubs, retail outlets, hospitals, hotels, housing schemes, apartment blocks, offices…the list goes on.

View some of our projects here.

When calculating the number of brick slips required for your project, we recommend factoring in a 10mm grout gap between brick slips as 10mm replicates a mortar joint. The very minimum we advise is a 5mm grout gap due to the +/-2mm tolerance. If you want a smaller grout gap then we recommend you lay all the bricks out prior to fixing.

For the standard brick slips that measure: Length 215mm/Width 65mm/ Depth 15mm base your calculations on 60 brick slips per square metre (This includes a 10mm grout gap)

We will always aim to work with our clients to achieve a satisfactory lead time, however, lead times are dependant on a number of factors such as:

  • Size of order
  • Colour requested
  • Whether we have the items in stock or they need to be made
  • Any additional fittings required
  • Any custom made items

You will be advised of lead time when you email your requirements to

All brick slip edges that are traditionally grouted will not be fully glazed. If you require something bespoke, please email your request so we can confirm what options you have. Email your query to