For housebuilders wanting to create the most innovative and imaginative architectural brickwork detail, modern offsite construction means that genuine character can be added without significant cost increases. Technically advanced, offsite steel-backed brick slip installations are guaranteed to enable intricate brick detail to flourish on site and ensure an exceptional finish every time.
Prefabricated brick solutions can help the housebuilding industry in a myriad of ways including providing a practical product solution in response to the shortage of skilled bricklayers and fast build programmes. Offering performance benefits similar to those of brick, these prefabricated solutions negate the need for a high number of skilled craftspeople onsite and enable complex brickwork detail to be carried out in a factory-controlled environment.
In order to achieve the most imaginative and innovative architectural brick designs, Keystone offers a technically advanced, offsite solution for an extensive range of brick slip installations, from flat gauge voussoirs to radius arch lintels, with varying degrees of brick return soffit to conceal any steelwork.
Supported by an industry leading design service and technical support, Keystone’s innovative Keyslip products include fully structural steel backed Brick Feature Lintels and non-structural, cement fibre board backed Lightweight Brick Headers and Sills.
The fully structural Brick Slip Feature Lintels are manufactured bespoke to order using a specifically designed assortment of steel sheets which undertake a folding and welding manufacturing process, creating a bespoke lintel to a project’s aesthetic requirements. For the housebuilder, the possibilities are endless, as Keyslip lintels can accommodate a large range of bond patterns in order to create everything from segmental and flat gauge arches, to gothic and parabolic arches, as well as apex and bullseye arches.
Keystone is one of the largest suppliers of steel lintels in the UK and Ireland. For bespoke applications, architects, housebuilders, and contractors can specify brick feature requirements by utilising Keystone’s free Keyslip Feature Lintel design service.