Hand-formed slips are distinguished by their unique visual qualities.As a result of the traditional manufacturing method, clinker slip of this type is characterized by a rich variety of shades, surface textures and controlled irregular shapes. Therefore they are a perfect solution to give a façade, interior wall or fencing a unique look.
A variety of effects can be achieved with the use of hand-formed slips, depending on the chosen color, shape, filling and the way of processing the joint. They are mainly associated with a warm retro style, but they can also be used to create a raw, cool modern look. They will give the realization a rustic or modernist character. They will successfully contribute to introduce some features of fashionable wabi-sabi style, based on discovering the beauty of imperfection.
Hand-shaped slips become a perfect solution where the brick cannot be utilized for certain reasons. Existing brickworks can be clad with them – façade (insulation as well), interior wall, fencing ect. Hand-formed slips neither overload the structure too much nor take many extra inches. Since the LHL Klinker products are available in both standard and corner versions, they will give a suggestive impression of a real brickwork. Even if you take a closer look !
The extraordinary beauty of hand-formed slips comes at a price – their absorbability level is higher than in the case of clinker slips. Bearing that in mind, they are often chosen as an interior finish element. It’s important to impregnate hand-formed slips to protect them. It’s also vital to make sure if the impregnation we choose protect the surface against the most common type of interior stains, including stains from grease and liquids (coffee, tea, wine). In this case, impregnates with oleophilic properties can be helpful.
Well impregnated hand-formed slips can be also used on exterior façade, often forming interesting combinations with plaster. Their unique character, which is similar to natural stone in a way, gives the buildings a distinctive retro feel.