Difference between English Bond and Flemish Bond

English bond
  1. Headers and stretchers are laid in alternate courses.
  2. Strongest of the types of bonds.
  3. Provides rough appearance.
  4. Absence of vertical joints in the structure.
  5. Special attention is not required for this bond.
  6. Progress of work is more.
  7. Costly, no brick bats are used.
  8. Skilled labor is not required for its construction.
  9. Less mortar is used.
Flemish bond
  1. Headers and stretchers are laid alternately in each course.
  2. Comparatively less strong for walls more than 30cm thick.
  3. Provide good appearance.
  4. Partly continuous vertical joints appear in the structure.
  5. Special attention is required for this bond.
  6. Progress of work is less.
  7. Economical, as brick bats are used.
  8. Skilled labor required for its construction.
  9. More mortar is used due to use of bats.

 

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