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Old 10-27-2009, 12:06 AM   #1
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Joining timber frame to brick wall


I'm a student who is trying to work out a situation. I need a method to connect a typical timber stud frame to a mud brick wall. How would something like this be done?
I can't find anything like this on the web as I can imagine this method wouldn't be too popular.

Your help is very much appreciated!


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Old 10-27-2009, 05:36 AM   #2
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Veneer brick walls in general construction are held in place with metal tabs attached to the sheathing and or studs, every few feet vertically and horizontally. The tabs are mortared into the wall as the bricks are laid. Without studs or sheathing, there would be nothing to which to attach the tabs.


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Old 10-27-2009, 08:02 AM   #3
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I commend you on thinking the project through before you begin work. Most people would just use concrete screws to attach studs to brick, but they fail to think about what is holding the brick there. As was posted earlier, brick typically just a veneer held to a framed wall with metal straps mortared in the mortar joints. Although the brick looks and feels solid, there is nothing structural about it, especially pulling or pushing loads. The proper way to do it is to disassemble the brick where the new wall is to be attached, and frame right to the underlying sheathing, with some sort of sealant in between. There has to be blocking inside the existing wall to accept fasteners. The new wall cannot be just nailed to sheathing. The brick should then be finished to the new wall.
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