Updated February 4th, 2018
Running or Stretcher bond:
|Running or Stretcher bond|
Common or American bond or English garden wall bond:
This bond is a variation of the running bond with a course of full-length headers at regular intervals, generally every fifth, sixth, or seventh course.
This pattern consists of alternate courses of headers and stretchers. The headers are centered on the stretchers.And the joints between the stretchers in courses are aligned vertically. This bond is the strongest bond for the one-brick-thick wall. But, it’s seldom used in masonry today due to the high cost of laying a complex pattern.
English cross bond:
This pattern is similar to English bond. But it differs in that vertical joints between the stretchers in alternate courses and not align vertically. Sometimes, this bond pattern is also called Dutch bond. But, Dutch bond is a little bit different. I’ll show it in another post.
|English cross bond|
Block or Stacked bond:
|Block or Stacked bond|