Graphical Construction Glossary >> masonry. >> brickwork >> Stack Bond
I guess it still is called a bond, but if you were stack dry bricks or blocks like this then the stack would not get too high before starting to lean.
The basic principal of all bonded brickwork is not to have less than a quarter of a brick lap. So to build without any lap at all has to be done with knowledge and care.
This bond is only used for effect and for infill panels where the structural strength is gained elsewhere. Even then, with stack bonding it is always advisable to use extra bed reinforcement.
The photo above is of modular concrete blockwork, which with it's internal reinforcing and it's other mesh reinforcing along the bed joints would make it possible to use this bond in structural walls. This is the exception though, otherwise this bond is purely for looks in none structural work.
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