Recently I wrote some articles (Installing Brick Facade Over Metal Stud Framing, Metal Stud Walls with Densglass Sheating and Foam Board Insulation, and Proper Flashing of Metal Stud Walls for Masonry) about a Commercial Building that we were building that used metal stud framing and a brick facade. Well the building is finished now and I wanted to share a picture of it.
Brick Facade With Steel Studs
The small portion of the building with the brick siding was built using a structural steel frame with metal stud framed walls. The metal studs were then covered with Densglass Sheathing and Polystyrene insulation. Finally the split face brick masonry was installed over an air space and proper flashing.
Granite Window Sills
Instead of creating window sills with brick the mason installed solid granite sills. The granite sills are very attractive and very durable. They certainly add a touch of class and protection against rain and snow.