Ibstock Brick has announced plans to invest in a new factory making purpose made brick slips. Not the first of it’s kind in the UK, but certainly first in it’s size. With a predicted production capability of around 60 million slips per year, Ibstock intends to fill the gap in the UK market for purpose made slips. We use around 140,000,000 brick slips in the UK, the vast majority being but from whole bricks and quite often only yielding one slip from each brick.
Whilst handmade factories like Charnwood and Swanage offer bricks with Dovetail keys for ease of use in precast, the news from Ibstock is welcomed as we all strive to make products used in construction more sustainable and less wasteful.