Diagram showing a cross-section through a roof-veneer wall. Clearance of 8 mm minimum between the top of the wall and the eaves for a single storey is shown.

This is usually called 'brick veneer'. A single skin of brickwork is laid on the outside of a building to form a barrier against the weather. This single skin of brickwork is not load bearing, that is, it does not support any roof loads. However, it must be strong enough to resist lateral loads from wind.