Vertical Pointing Plug
A vertical pointing plug is a type of spacer used in brick slip cladding. The vertical pointing plug is specifically designed for use on mechanically fixed brick slip cladding systems. It’s typical for a 10mm gap to be maintained between each brick slip for provision of the mortar joint. And Vertical pointing plug is a metal brick spacer which will be installed in the vertical joints between individual brick slips to act a base for the mortar.
The vertical pointing plug is typically made from aluminium or stainless steel. The brick spacer will automatically create a 10mm wide vertical joint between bricks, and a 10mm horizontal gap between brick slips is created by the upstand of the rail profiles.
Using a vertical pointing plug can provide several benefits for brick slip systems, including base for mortar, improved mortar durability, and enhanced aesthetic appearance. It is important to use the vertical pointing plug for the mechanically fixed brick slip systems and to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper installation.