Steel framing - enclosure

External Wall Cladding

External wall claddings should attached in accordance with manufacturers specification.

Brickties are normally screwed to the face of each stud at spacings specified in the building code. Depending on the wall frame system used, wire brick ties which clip on to steel stud flanges may be available for brick veneer construction.

For lightweight cladding, the building code requires a thermal break such as a 12mm expanded polystyrene strip (EPS) be fixed to the outer stud face to reduce heat transfer across the wall system. See NASH publication N11 click here.