Difference Between English and Flemish Bond

Difference Between English and Flemish Bond

The English and the Flemish bond are two of the most used and recognized bonds in the industry. Knowing the difference between both will help you make the right decision when carrying out your project 

 

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The English bond is recognized as the most popular used brick bond in the industry. What’s more, it is also the strongest. It is made up of alternate course of headers and stretchers. 

The arrangement is specified by vertical joints in the header and stretcher courses overlapping one another. To cause a break in the vertical joints in each consecutive courses, the queen closer should be placed after the first header in each of the header course. 

 

Flemish Bond 

Brick Bond icon 2This is another popular bond. It is used by people who prioritize appearance over strength. In this type of bond, each course is made up of alternate headers and stretchers. Each header is given a central support via the stretchers underneath it. To cause a break in the vertical joints in each consecutive courses, the queen closer should be placed in alternate courses next to the queen header. Bats are needed for the walls, and their thickness should be equal to the odd numbers of half bricks. 

There are two various categories of Flemish bond; Single and Double Flemish bond. 

 

Differences between English Bond And Flemish Bond 

  • Flemish bond offers more visual appeal than the English bond 
  • English bond provides more strength for walls thicker than 1 1/2 brick
  • Although it needs extra mortar, a Flemish bond is seen as the most economical choice  
  • Using a Flemish bond can be a bit challenging, and it requires skilled hands and experience. 


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