English bond vs. English cross bond

What are the differences between English bond and English cross bond? When might one be used and when would the other suit?

Asked by lauren on 10th Aug 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Hi Lauren,cross bond is just a variation of english garden wall.The only difference being the stretcher joints are staggered,it is purely asethic. Hope this helps."
Answered on 10th Aug 2022 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
"Hi Lauren there is no English cross bond it is just called English bond it is where you do 1 course stretcher bond then cross over with a header course mainly an old fashioned bond but looks nice and dose stand out from other walls hope this was helpful Lauren kind regards roy"
Answered on 10th Aug 2022 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
"Hi Lauren English bond is alternate courses of stretcher bond followed by a course of headers, while the English cross bond has a king closure in the header course. Both are ideal for retaining garden walls and give wall strength and a nice look."
Answered on 10th Aug 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
"English bond in brick masonry has one course of stretcher only and a course of header above it, i.e. it has two alternating courses of stretchers and headers. Headers are laid centred on the stretchers in course below, and each alternate row is vertically aligned. Definition of English bond, a masonry bond in which courses consist alternately of headers and stretchers. For house build or walls, but the English bond is the strongest"
Answered on 12th Aug 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"English bond looks good .but I prefer flemish bond .brick then half then brick then half. and so carry on that bond."
Answered on 11th Aug 2022 - Member since May 2019 - report
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