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Decorative Bonds:

Used to add interest, and create a pleasing appearance, to external or internal walls; there is need for careful selection of colour and texture of the bricks to ensure the best effect for decorative bonds. Flemish Bond, alternate Stretchers and Headers in the same course, is widely used for its pleasing appearance and although a quarter bond it is sometimes specified for the face of a cavity wall which requires snap headers. English Cross Bond is highly regarded as a decorative bond, and has been for hundreds of years, for the patterns it can produce (See Diaper Patterns). Monk Bond and Chevron Bonds are decorative but not widely used in this country.