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Has anyone created an exposed brick wall?

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Megglevache Wed 06-Apr-11 19:37:15

But not by exposing it, if you see what I mean. I am looking for the bricks but they would be not as wide as normal bricks, like a facade.

No amount of googling will help me (doh emoticon)

I wondered where to start- the wall in question is a normal plastered one with breeze block behind it, I want it to look aged not new and I want the mortar in between - the only thing I can find is hideous wallpaper.

Would be very grateful of any pointers.

NorbertDentressangle Wed 06-Apr-11 19:40:34

I'm not sure I get what you mean.

Do you mean thin 'slices' of bricks , almost like tiles to stick on the wall?

NorbertDentressangle Wed 06-Apr-11 19:45:42

If that is what you mean google brick cladding or brick slips

(hope you're impressed by my technical knowledge and use industry jargon meggle grin)

Megglevache Wed 06-Apr-11 19:48:29

Hello Norbs!
Yes, slices, that's right.

<sits in corner with pointy hat>

Megglevache Wed 06-Apr-11 19:49:17

You are far too techy for my liking- now talk to me about foofoo valves...

Reality Wed 06-Apr-11 19:50:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Megglevache Wed 06-Apr-11 19:51:35

oh reality- my bad taste is legendary-as is my rhino skin- don't be shy.... grin

NorbertDentressangle Wed 06-Apr-11 19:59:03

rofl at foofoo valves.

I can't believe that a) I just googled to find out if it was a real term or something you made up and b)it has a genuine non-rude meaning

Megglevache Wed 06-Apr-11 20:21:25

<<passes cone hat to norbs>>

GrendelsMum Thu 07-Apr-11 21:13:36

I think it sounds pretty naff, if you don't mind me saying. It will not look old - it will look like you stuck some slices of brick to the wall.

conculainey Thu 07-Apr-11 21:49:47

You can buy flat brick or stone moulds for this job, you simply remove the old plaster and replaster with new material then the flat brick mould is pushed into the wet render then removed to leave a brickwork pattern. Adding a little cement or tile dye to the render first will give you the colour of brick you require then simply paint or stain the motar lines to suit.

noddyholder Thu 07-Apr-11 22:11:16

I have exposed old brick walls but never used the flat brick system It just looks fake and OTT distressed iygwim.If you have an All Saints clothes shop in your town they have used the very best replica reclaimed bricks in their current interior design and they still look awful.I think if you used it on a tiny area it might be ok eg on a pillar or something in a warehouse type apartment otherwise no.

noddyholder Thu 07-Apr-11 22:11:56

Megglevache Sun 10-Apr-11 20:59:48

Still going to do it. I know it will look great.

It's only going on one wall and the bottom of this wall will have a moulding and some tongue and groove cladding. I just know it will look lovely.

I'm using this stuff fakey all saints stuff

Thank you for the dontdoit feedback

HelenofToys Wed 21-Jun-17 18:28:45

Meggleveche did you do it in the end?! does it look good? I'm thinking about doing this with brick slips but still hesitating!

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