Common Brick Laying Patterns
Brick can be laid in many different patterns which are designed to complete your project perfectly, like a tailored suit. These six patterns introduced here are inspired from the most common brick-building styles of civilizations from ancient time to the present.
One course is installed with whole bricks and the next course is installed with half bricks on English Bond. The header and stretcher courses alternate on each line of the wall. The most important trick of this style is to sync up the grout between the whole bricks with the center of the half bricks. Stretchers are centered on stretchers; headers on headers.
Dry Stack Bond
Dry stack refers to a building technique on which bricks are installed with no mortar between them. While brick sizes are supposed to be the same in practice, it is natural that sizes may vary due to their structure and production techniques. Dry stack bond is a difficult technique; and a good job is the sign of a true craftspersonship.
This style also called jack-on-jack. Bricks are installed without staggering the rows and in alignment with the below lines. Horizontal and vertical mortar lines continue uninterrupted throughout the wall. This is the best installation style for curved walls since it requires almost no brick cutting.