The choice of pattern used for a wall has an enormous effect upon its final appearance. There are many different design possibilities and there is no wrong choice; it is entirely a matter of taste. The following are the most commonly used patterns:
The stretchers will be shifted by a quarter or a half brick length.
Stretcher course’s and header course’s alternate.
Similar to the block bond except the fourth course (or every second stretcher course) is moved by half a brick.
Stretcher and header courses alternate, but the bricks on every course are shifted by a quarter of a brick length.
This is an irregular bond. Some headers will be placed sporadically, but no more than five stretchers should be placed consecutively.