It’s All in the Bond

  • Building Design Expert
  • 8 years ago


I think we had better take a deep breath and thank the Romans again. What for this time? – Masonry bonding. The bit where one brick or stone unit overlaps another to form, what we have come to acknowledge as a ‘bond’. This of course gives walls added strength and stability.

Many different types of ‘bond’ have been explored and developed by our master builders over the intervening years since the romans, but this is no history lesson. Some of the developments have proved more successful than others. If you click on the following pencast you can hear and see what one of those variations was, and why it didn’t work so well.