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Engineered Thin Brick Systems

As building designers look for alternative durable envelope cladding, thin masonry veneers have provided efficient cost effective solutions to traditional brick veneers. Thin brick veneers offer light weight exterior cladding that looks traditional with running bond, stacked bond or soldier coursing, yet does not require structural lintel support at openings and floor lines. Special thin brick shapes provide a truly custom look that is virtually indistinguishable from full width masonry units. When these units are combined with GFRC cornice, EIFS or thin stone veneer accents, complex exterior facades can be constructed at a fraction of the cost of carved, hand set stone and masonry veneers.

Within past several years, building envelopes have evolved into high performance systems that integrate different materials to perform as a whole. Sanford Contracting has combined traditional craftsmanship with leading edge manufacturing techniques to provide problem free integration of engineered thin brick veneer into these complex high performance exterior envelopes. Our system uses ½” thick face brick applied to a cement board base which is mechanically fastened over an air and water barrier supported by our steel stud framing system. This system has been fully tested for air and thermal requirements and meets or exceeds the current code standards

Our system isolates building movements and prevents these movements from transmitting to the outside eliminating exterior veneer cracking. Because the system is less weight, the entire façade performs better than a traditional masonry mass in a seismic event.

  • System Benefits:

  • Cost effective durable finish
  • Light weight exterior cladding
  • Traditional Look
  • Meets all applicable codes
  • Areas Of Expertise

    • Light Gauge Metal Framing
    • Unitized Thin Brick Wall Systems
    • Composite Aluminum Cladding
    • Prefabricated Cold Formed Roof Trusses
    • Terracotta Tile Rainscreen Systems
    • Pre-engineered Masonry Backup Systems
    • Cold Form Steel Framing Design
    • Panelized Granite Wall Systems
    • Unitized Load Bearing Structures
    • Metal Panel Rainscreens
    • Natural Stone Veneer Claddings
    • Panelized EIFS & Stucco Wall Systems
    • Prefabricated Exterior Wall Panels
    • Cement Panel Rainscreens
    • Phenolic Panel Rainscreens
    • Unitized Cast Stone & GFRC Systems