Difference Between English Bond and Flemish Bond

Difference Between English Bond and Flemish Bond

Brick Bonds - Bonding is the process of arranging brick with mortar to tie them together. the vertical joints provides in the brick masonry should not continue without proper bonding in between bricks, it is not possible to construct the wall.
                                              There are various types of bonds, generally used in the brickwork as.

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1. Stretcher Bond
2. Header Bond
3. English Bond
4. Flemish Bond

1. Stretcher Bond - In this type of bond, all the bricks are arranged in the stretcher course. so wall having stretchers are in the face.

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2. Header Bond - In this type of bond, all the bricks are arranged in the header course. So the wall having headers in the facing.

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3. English Bond - In this type of bond there is an alternative course of the stretcher and header. A queen closer is placed just after the header provides a good overlap. The queen closer is not required in the stretcher course.

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4. Flemish Bond - In this type of bond, the headers are distributed evenly and hence, it creates a better appearance than the English bond. Difference between English and Flemish bond are as follows


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S.No.
            English Bond
             Flemish Bond
1
Header and stretcher are laid in alternative courses.
Header and stretchers are laid alternatively in each course.
2
Strongest in all types of bonds.
Comparatively less strong for walls more than 1.5 brick.
3
It gives a rough appearance.
It provides a pleasant appearance.
4
Absence of vertical joints in the structure.
Partly continuous vertical joints appear in the structure.
5
Special attention is not required.
Special attention is required.
6
Progress of work is more.
Progress of work is less.
7
Costly as no brickbats are used.
Economical as brickbats are used.
8
It requires less mortar.
It requires more mortar.
9
This does not require skilled labour.
Skilled labour is required.

Also, read- Difference Between Brick Masonry and Stone Masonry

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