Running or Stretcher bond: This is the simplest ofall bond patterns and also most commonly used pattern. This pattern consists ofall Stretcher bricks (full bricks) in courses. The Stretchers inalternate courses are aligned vertically. It’s easy to lay with little waste.
|Running or Stretcher bond|
English cross bond: This pattern is similar to Englishbond. But it differs in that vertical joints between the stretchers inalternate courses do not align vertically. Sometimes, this bond pattern is alsocalled Dutch bond. But, Dutch bond is little bit different. I’llshow it in another post.
|English cross bond|
Flemish bond: This is the beautiful bond. Each courseof bricks of this bond consists of alternate stretcher and header. The headersof each course centred over the stretchers of the course below.
Block or Stacked bond: There is no overlapping ofunits of this bond and this bond consists of only stretchers. Each stretcher islaid over the stretcher below it. The vertical joints of this bond are alignedvertically.
|Block or Stacked bond|
These are traditional brick bond patterns commonly used inbrick wall construction. Beside these, there are some other bond patterns usedin brick wall. Such as
Raking stretcher bond, Header bond, Monkbond, Double English Cross bond etc. I’ll discuss it in anotherpost.
Now, please share whichbrick bond pattern is used mostly near to you? And, which brick bond patternyou like more?