Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Stretcher Bond Patterns for Brick facing or Brick veneer

I'm working on a project right now at work with a solid brick wall along the back, and a light and dark metal wall next to it.  I was asked to "make the wall more interesting" so the neighbours from the back can have something to look at instead of a plain brick fire wall.  Traditional masonry would vary the stretcher and header bricks to make a pattern, but there are still options for modern stretcher bond patterns; Using a light and dark variation (or any two colours) there are many options to animate a wall. Below are a few that we preferred, some are just sketches so you'll have to imagine the rest of the wall complete.  Each pattern can be varied a great deal by changing the size of each "stripe" and the spacing between, also choosing only a portion of the wall to apply a pattern often has a better result than applying the pattern to the entire wall area.

Brick Patterns for Stretcher Bond

Stripes


Argyle Criss Cross

Zigzag



Diagonal Stripe

2 comments:

Roxanne Rook said...

That's a marvelous idea! Personally I've never found brick boring, but then again I'm a big fan of their texture and the look it gives a wall. But these ideas of yours can only make it better!

Roxanne Rook | www.masonrymajic.com

Matt Mara said...

I like your sketches. You might also add texture like Rock face brick bands. Random 8x8 units can also break up a wall. Also brick shapes can add pattern as well.
But your sketches look good.