Masonry Construction | Types of Bond
Types of Bond
Types of Bond
- Stretcher Bond
- Header Bond
- English Bond
- Flemish Bond
A Stretcher Bond is Also called a Running Bond
- In that bond, all the bricks do lay as stretchers on the faces of walls.
- This pattern is used only for half brick thick walls i.e. 9cm, so while partition walls, sleeper walls, division walls or chimney stacks.
- This bond is not possible if the thickness of the wall is more.
- It is that bond in which all the bricks are laid as headers on the faces of walls.
- The pattern does use only if the thickness of the wall is complete brick i.e. 19 cm.
- There is the use of three-quarter bats in each alternate course because of quoins.
- This bond is normally suitable in the case of curved walls but is not preferred for straight walls while it does not have strength in the direction of the wall.
- This is the most commonly related bond, for all wall thicknesses. This bond does consider to do the strongest.
- This bond consists of alternative courses of headers also stretchers.
- To break vertical joints in the successive courses, it is essential to place the queen closer after the first header quoin header in any heading course.
- In the type of bond, every course does comprise alternate headers also stretchers.
- Any other course starts with a header Quoin header on this corner. Quoin closers do place next to that quoin header in alternate courses to develop this face lap.
- Every header is centrally supported over the stretcher below it.