Wall Tie

A Wall Tie is a metal wire or strap which ties masonry to a support frame to brace the external brick or block cladding to the timber frame for structural reinforcement. The support frame can be made from masonry, timber or steel. Brick veneer uses wall ties to tie bricks to the structural timber or steel frame. Wall ties are also used in double leaf masonry work to tie the leaves of masonry together to ensure the wall works together structurally.

WIKIPEDIA ENTRY FOR TIE (CAVITY WALL).

Cavity Wall Ties Picture