Strength of English bond brickwork

Does English bond make the strongest brick wall?

Asked by Jackie on 10th Mar 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"English bond is generally accepted as the strongest bond in compression but as with any brickwork is weak laterally."
Answered on 12th Mar 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Hi Jackie,
Assuming all is equal - quality of bricks, the mortar, and the thickness of the wall being constructed etc. The English bond and Flemish bond are considered two of the strongest bonds.

Kind regards"
Answered on 10th Mar 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Hi I’m Kevin
Old English, bond has been around for centuries and is still there doing its job so my answer will be yes thank you"
Answered on 13th Mar 2023 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
"Yes English the strongest bond normally used in 9 inch retaining walls.Consisting of course of headers followed by stretchers(bricks laid length ways )

This means the wall is bonded ( no straight joints) both ways down the length of the wall and across the wall"
Answered on 14th Apr 2023 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"English bond or quater bond is the strongest bond that can be achieved in bricklaying"
Answered on 11th Mar 2023 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
"English bond is the strongest bond but you can also use Flemish bond"
Answered on 10th Mar 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"English bond brickwork is supposed to be tie strongest but all depends on the wall ie 4inch 9inch ect"
Answered on 23rd Mar 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"No not really it’s just a bond that gives the wall a design. You don’t really see slot of this bond anywhere anymore. Sometimes on heritage properties mainly Hope this helps"
Answered on 10th Mar 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"English bond is a very strong construct laying header and stretcher bricks ."
Answered on 10th Mar 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"English garden bond is a type decretive choice like Flemish bond and standard bond ,, 9 inch thick walls use these bonds ,, new type
twin walls ,have a insulation cavity between the inner and outer wall - so yes British and Flemish bonds -used on 9 inch walls are stronger ,, but all walls built neatly are as strong as they need to be -so no worries -for any style ."
Answered on 11th Mar 2023 - Member since May 2019 - report
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