Brick Facade On Metal Stud Framing

By Todd Fratzel on Framing, Masonry

Brick Facade

Brick Masonry Facade Over Steel Stud WallsRecently 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.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I’m full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I’m also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I’m also the author of Tool Box Buzz and Today’s Green Construction. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you’d like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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