Single Attached Piers in English bond

Single attached piers project on one face of the wall only. The example in Fig 193 shows the outline of a 1%-brick wide pier to be attached to an English bond wall (left), without any consideration given to ‘bonding in’ the pier. By removing bricks ‘A’ and ‘B’ and repositioning them (right), a bond for the pier into the main wall is achieved without significantly affecting the bonding of the main wall. The bond is completed by introducing header ‘C’ and half-brick ‘D’.

Single Attached Piers in English bond

Fig. 193 Method of bonding attached piers.

It is structurally necessary to tie the pier into the main wall only on alternate courses (in other words, on the stretcher course), so all that remains is to complete alternate courses of the pier by arranging bricks to maintain a suitable face

bond on the front of the pier. In the example, this is achieved by two three-quarter bricks, ‘E’ and ‘F’. Figs 194 and 195 illustrate the bonding arrangements for two-brick wide single attached piers in English bond.

Single Attached Piers in English bond

Fig. 194 English bond, two-brick wide single attached pier

Single Attached Piers in English bond