Clinker coping is a ceramic component designed to perform two functions: drain rainwater quickly and efficiently outside the protected structure and add to the looks of the structure. Clinker coping is available in a few forms:
1/ Pent, gable or hip ceramic caps
2/ Dedicated hip prefabricated caps designed for specific brick type (individual rectangular or shaped brick joined together using grout)
3/ Most common: Built from individual rectangular or shaped bricks.
What makes them different from standard bricks and shaped bricks is an inconspicuous cut – a groove called a drip, situated at the edge of the slope on the laying side. If not provided, they should be carved while laying. The purpose of the drip is to make the water flowing down the surface of the coping to stop at its edge. This helps to prevent water from penetrating the connection point between the coping and the wall, and moistening the whole structure, as a consequence.
Dependent on its final shape, coping is made of solid and/or perforated shaped bricks. Simple pent or gable wall toppings are made of perforated components, while solid components are only used as end caps to close the structure and hide perforation. If possible, use ready-made solutions in the form of caps and covers. This saves time and makes the whole structure more attractive.
Lode offers caps and coping components in a range of colours matching the offered bricks. Standard dimensions of Lode coping is 310/250×100×78 mm. For the complete portfolio of Lode coping bricks, see Accessories.