Frieze board over brick facade
We always added/framed a 4 1/2" 2x4 bumpout underneath the soffits and up the eaves whenever the brick was laid up to the soffits for the frieze board to attach. If you have any available wood to attach the frieze to at an angle do that for the top of the frieze and screw the frieze to the brick near the bottom. As Joecaption mentioned, the brick is really weak at the top of the wall and is usually pieces of brick cut in to fill to the soffit so try and only screw near the bottom of the frieze down from the very top of where the brick ends. Screw to the mortar joints only as well , not into the brick itself...
Also, do not use any type of lumber that will wick moisture from the brick wall over time. the frieze is protected from the overhang but it still will wick in moisture and fail, I've pulled off and replaced many boards that were back primed and that does not really work either so consider a pressure treated dry material or a composite or a cpvc type lumber for your frieze.
Last edited by hand drive; 09-30-2012 at 10:28 AM.