The union or tie of the several stones or bricks forming a wall. The bricks may be arranged for this purpose in several different ways, as in English bond or block bond (Fig. 1), where one course consists of bricks with their ends toward the face of the wall, called headers, and the next course of bricks with their lengths parallel to the face of the wall, called stretchers; Flemish bond (Fig.2), where each course consists of headers and stretchers alternately, so laid as always to break joints; Cross bond, which differs from the English by the change of the second stretcher line so that its joints come in the middle of the first, and the same position of stretchers comes back every fifth line; Combined cross and English bond, where the inner part of the wall is laid in the one method, the outer in the other.
Arrangement of bricks in courses. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 410) Related terms: Bond, Flemish / Bond, Header / Bond, English / Bond, English Garden-Wall / Header / Stretcher
Arrangement of bricks to ensure stable brickwork.
the pattern in which masonry, particularly brickwork, is laid to tie together the thickness of the wall; specifically, the pattern of the headers and stretchers seen on the outer face of the wall. A header is a brick laid so that only the short end is visible and a stretcher is laid so that its long side is visible.
Agreement insuring one party against loss by actions or defaults of another. Alternately: 1. Arrangement of masonry brick so that vertical joints are not in line, preventing a weakening of the wall. 2. Matter that holds objects together. 3. Metallic conductors joined to provide a trail for electric current.
Arrangement of bricks to ensure stability of brickwork
The property of a hardened mortar that knits the masonry units together; also the lapping of brick in a wall.
Refers to the pattern formed by mortar joints between bricks, blocks or stones.
The way in which bricks are laid so the joints do not line up. Used to give strength to a wall.
Course. The course consisting of units that overlap more than one wythe of masonry.
The placing of bricks in mortar to form a wall- English bond, Flemish bond, garden wall bond.
An arrangement of bricks in courses.
The pattern in which bricks or other masonry units are laid. Also, the cementing action of an adhesive.
(a) A bonding substance or bonding agents - any material other than water, which, when added to foundry sands, imparts bond strength. The overlapping of brick so as to give both longitudinal and transverse strength. (b) Cohesive material in sand. See Foundry Sand.
Bond is the term used to describe the pattern of laid brickwork. Bond also refers to the way brickwork may or may not work to modular lengths. To work bond means that the bricks or masonry blocks work to their length and width perfectly. A mortar (cement and loam mixture) joint for brickwork and blockwork is around ten millimeters.
The pattern in which bricks are laid for the sake of solidity and design. ·American or Common Bond Courses of stretchers, breaking joints, with each sixth course one of the headers. ·English bond Alternate courses of headers and of stretchers. ·English Garden Wall bond Three courses of stretchers followed by one of headers. ·Flemish bond Alternate headers and stretchers in each course.
(1) The arrangement of units to provide strength, stability or a unique visual effect created by laying units in a prescribed pattern. See reference 6 for illustrations and descriptions of common masonry bond patterns. (2) The physical adhesive or mechanical binding between masonry units, mortar, grout and reinforcement. (3) To connect wythes or masonry units.