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Simpson BVLZ-KT1 Brick Veneer Ledger Connector - Zmax Finish

Simpson BVLZ-KT1 Brick Veneer Ledger Connector - Zmax Finish

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The Simpson Strong-Tie BVLZ brick veneer ledger connector provides a new code-compliant, tested solution for safely adding a deck to an existing house with brick veneer exterior. It attaches a wood ledger to the framing through the veneer. This patent-pending connector kit provides a viable alternative to building a free-standing deck, and it installs without having to remove or replace large sections of brick veneer. This solves the issue of weak or non code-compliant ledger connectors and can be easily installed to eliminate the hassle of removing brick veneer, which impacts the appearance of the structure.
The BVLZ brick veneer ledger connector kit includes a steel ledger plate, a compression strut, installation guide, two 14" Strong-Drive® SDWH Timber-Hex HDG tension screws and six Strong-Drive SD Connector shear screws. It's designed so the two tension screws pass through the mortar into the structural framing, and the compression strut transfers compression forces from the ledger plate to the rim joist. The system enables the ledger to hang freely without bearing on the brick veneer.

The BVLZ-1KT does NOT include the template. If you need the entire kit, check out the BVLZ-4KT. All fasteners supplied with connector, use all specified fasteners.

Key Features:

    • Allows for drilling through the mortar joints
    • Enables inspection/approval by building departments in a retrofit construction application
    • Accommodates a wide range of air gaps and brick sizes
    • Minimizes penetrations through existing exterior water barriers

California Residents: WARNING


Material: Carbon Steel
Manufacturer name: Simpson Strong-Tie
For Treated Lumber: Yes
Product Guide: View Spec Sheet


-Use all specified fasteners. All fasteners supplied with connector.-Complete installation instructions provided with each kit.
-Measure where each ledger plate will be positioned on the veneer.
-At first location, align the center hole of installation guide with the mortar joint in the brick veneer. Drill through the center hole using a hammer drill and a 1 1/8" masonry drill bit.
-Drill two 40º upward-angled holes using the guide and 1 1/8"-diameter drill bit. Repeat for each plate location.
-Mark the placement of each plate on the ledger board. Using installation guide, drill 1 1/8"-diameter hole horizontally through the center hole and mark the two angled-hole locations. Then drill two 1 1/8"-diameter angled holes at each marked location on the ledger.
-Thread the compression strut into the back of the ledger plate to the end of the threads. Install the left-most and right-most plates on the ledger and attach each with six Strong-Drive SD Connector screws (provided).
-Place the ledger board against the brick veneer and install two 14" Strong-Drive SDWH Timber-Hex HDG screws in each of the plates. Push downward on the drill while driving to ensure the screws are snug against the gusset channel and maintain a 40° angle while screwing into dry, 1 1/2"-wide minimum rim.
-Rotate compression struts with pliers until they bear tightly against the framing. Install the remaining BVLZ connectors along the length of the ledger.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Worked as needed

These were required by code for my deck. Installation was a bit difficult, so make sure you have someone young and strong to drill the holes. Everything felt solid as a rock when we were done.

Dan McNamara
Excellent fastener

The Simpson BVLZ is an outrageous great fastener for brick buying it from fasteners plus socks I ordered 21 you think they were the bundled packages of four together so that I had a single template know we had to make our own template they do not come with templates if you buy them individually other than that the great fasteners fasteners post should work on their website and reviews