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Old 2011-03-04, 10:50 AM
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Default faux brick, fake brick, thin/light brick, brick veneer on/over aluminum siding?

So our model of the home, the way the master bedroom is located over the garage makes it not able to support the weight of brick since it does not lie over existing walls on the main floor.

We want it still to at least look "brick" so is there any other option like some sort of brick tile or thin brick or fake/faux brick we can ask the builder to put in place of siding?


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Old 2011-03-04, 12:31 PM
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I don't understand. where do you want to put the brick?
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Old 2011-03-04, 12:59 PM
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they do it here all the time by using a steel beam with a brick ledge in the garage - the beam should be there anyway to hold up the exterior walls no?
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Old 2011-03-04, 03:17 PM
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The wall around master bedroom is siding, due to the walls not sitting on top of the garage walls.

So is there a company here in Toronto that has these faux bricks?

Only one I can find is US based is http://tru-brix.com/trubrix1/faq.html
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they do it here all the time by using a steel beam with a brick ledge in the garage - the beam should be there anyway to hold up the exterior walls no?
I really don't know how it's holding up the second floor area there. Maybe I'll mention brick beam and brick ledge to see what they can do.

Can you show me with pics?
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just to clarify - this is a sophia 5br?

the 2nd storey walls are inside or outside (cantilevered over) the garage walls?
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just to clarify - this is a sophia 5br?

the 2nd storey walls are inside or outside (cantilevered over) the garage walls?
no it's sophia 4bd room.

It's inside the garage walls, here is a google street view of a sophia built already:

http://maps.google.ca/maps?ie=UTF8&l...29.39,,0,-7.09

http://maps.google.ca/maps?ie=UTF8&l...23.64,,0,-0.12
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ok - so there will already be structural elements - likely steel beams - sitting under the mbr walls

I see no reason they couldn't add a brick flange - won't be cheap
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So how exactly does the brick flange sit with the beams? I can't visualize this. I'll try googling this but really don't understand!
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hard to see in the pics - the brick flange is a flat plate welded on the bottom of the I-beam - the letter L in chaulk is written on the flange

looking closely you can see the edge of the flange on the left bottom of the beam along its length

so this creates a 4 inch wide ledge that they lay blocks on up to roof line then bricks from there

the beam and flange is above the scaffold in this pic - the second storey brick wall (excluding the bumpout) is about 6 ft back from front of garage

in your case the beams would also run parallel with side walls
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