Changing from Flemish Bond to English Bond when Rebuilding Wall


Postby bouba » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:53 pm

I am removing a section of structural 215mm solid wall of 1930 house built in Deleted area for a beam to sit on.

The structural engineer has asked to rebuild the end section of this wall in engineering bricks.

My issue is :
The bonding used to build this side wall of the house is flemish bond. It uses 75mm bricks.

Can i tooth in the wall with 63mm bricks and change the bond to english bond as it is stronger. Thanks for the help.
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Postby diydoctor6 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:49 am

Yes - so long is it is tied to the existing wall you can even use blocks if you need to/want to. It might be easier/quicker to cut the wall and then use furfix strips to join the walls?
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