For more on its proliferation to Great Britain see: Masonry pointing is readily renewable, and therefore it isan unreliable indicator of age, although Georgian tuck-pointing, and post-war recessed pointing are seldom aped. Two Centuries of Architectural Drawing August 18, We see this done here with seven-course American bond. In LewesSussex, England UK many small buildings are constructed in this bond, using blue coloured bricks and vitrified surfaces. Medieval bricks were longer and thinner than modern bricks - as at Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex.
Monk bond may however take any of a number of arrangements for course staggering.
English Bond and its Kin
For instance, English Bond, which is characterised by a row of stretchers long sides alternating with a row of headers short endsbecame common in the s and was the standard type of brickwork for British houses for almost three centuries. Parts of brickwork include bricksbeds and perpends. Roman Architecture and Society. Bricks Construction Construction terminology. A simple way to add some width to the wall would be to add stretching bricks at the rear, making a Single Flemish bond one and a half bricks thick:.