Rat-trap bond brickwork

By Abhijit Menon-Sen <ams@toroid.org>

2015-10-31

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Rat-trap bond brickwork

We use “rat-trap bond” brickwork, which gives us hollow walls with interlocked sides. This saves on bricks without reducing strength, and the air-gap gives us excellent insulation. The house stays pleasantly cool inside even at heatstroke-inducing temperatures.