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Masonry bonds

Masonry bonds

The most important masonry bond are:

Header bond

The first row starts and ends with a three-quarter stone and continues with so-called headers. In the 3rd, 5th, 7th layer this schama is repeated

The second layer starts and ends with so-called headers. You also find them in the 4th, 6th and 8th row and so on.

Header bond

Stretcher bond

The first row starts and ends with a so-called stretcher and continues with stretchers. In the 3rd, 5th, 7th layer this schama is repeated

The second layer starts and ends with headers. You also find them in the 4th, 6th and 8th row and so on.

Stretcher bond

Cross bond

The first row starts and ends with a three-quarter stone and continues with so-called stretchers. In the 3rd and 7th row a header is build in at the beginning and the end. 

The second layer starts and ends with so-called headers. You also find them in the 4th, 6th and 8th row and so on.

In this way, a cross appears in the front view. By the way, this masonry is very stable, it can carry large compressive forces.

Crossbond

Ornamental bond

Decorative patterns can be designed with ornamental bonds. Please feel free to research the various ornamental bonds at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brickwork

Ornamental bond

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