THE ‘FLYING’ GABLE WITH EUROBRICK
Brick slip cladding systems have many applications and are often used in situations where constructing a traditional masonry wall would be problematic.
One such instance is above an intersecting roof line to the gable wall on a timber frame building (sometimes known as a ‘flying’ gable). Supporting the weight of traditional brickwork would call for additional engineered detail and its associated costs. With brick slip systems this would not be necessary. Eurobrick’s X-Clad and P-Clad systems offer a lightweight solution which provides the desired real brick finish.
Popular with both housebuilders and commercial building contractors, X-Clad and P-Clad are relatively low weight starting at 36 Kg/sq m and 53Kg/sq m respectively and have a slim profile. X-Clad can be readily applied to plywood supported by battens and P-Clad can be fitted directly to battens. X-Clad is also a good insulator having a K-Value of 0.033W/mK and is available in 17, 25 and 50mm thicknesses which can be overlaid to provide up to 100mm of insulation if required. If additional insulation is not needed, the thinnest 17mm thick panel is used as a carrier for the brick slips.
Eurobrick has two brick slip ranges – Britannia and Classic – but if required whole bricks can be collected from site and cut into slips to ensure continuity with the development’s traditional brickwork. Eurobrick is widely recognised as the leading brick slip cladding specialist and has been supplying X-Clad for over 30 years. It is tried and tested and has third party certification with the British Board of Agrément (BBA). It is also Local Authority Building Control (LABC) certified.
To find out more about X-Clad and other Eurobrick systems and products visit www.eurobrick.co.uk or call 0117 971 7117.