Wall Systems

Cavity Wall: Brick Veneer/Wood Stud

Often used in residential design, this classic wall system pairs a beautiful, long lasting brick exterior with a wood structure.

Cavity Wall: Brick Veneer/Wood Stud
Flashing at base of wall Relieving angle and flashing at opening Wall tie at sill rowlock course

Recommended Building Types


Special Considerations

Definition and Assumptions

Backup: 2" x 4" studs @ 16" on center. Fiber batt insulation between studs.

Sheathing: 5/8” oriented strand board, nailed into studs.Weather resistive barrier over sheathing.

Veneer: Cored modular clay brick 4" x 2-1/3" x 8" (nom.)

Cavity: 1 inch air space

Flashing: Base flashing and weeps.

Veneer ties: Adjustable galvanized ties anchored to studs. Spacing: 16" vertical x 16" horizontal

Mortar: Type N, Portland cement/lime, plain gray

Joints: Concave tooled

Regional Variations

Fire Rating (hours)

2 hours (with 2 layers Type X gypsum board)

Sound Transmission Class (dB)

STC 56

Wall Weight (lb/sq. ft.)

47 lb/sq. ft.

Energy Rating

R-value: 16.2 with 6” fiber batt insulation


Outside Air =0.17
Brick =0.44
Air Gap =0.97
Gyp board =0.45
Gyp board =0.45
6 inch batt insulation =13.00
Interior Air =0.68
Total =16.16

Green/LEED Rating

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