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English translation: stretcher brick (brick for running or stretcher bonds)

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Italian term or phrase:mattoncino di cortina
English translation:stretcher brick (brick for running or stretcher bonds)
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17:06 Sep 19, 2007
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
Italian term or phrase: mattoncino di cortina
La facciata esterna è rifinita con *mattoncino di cortina* di colore crema, con marcapiani e luci delle finestre intonacati e vernniciati

Is this just cream-coloured brick facing/cladding? Any help much appreciated. Thanks
sarahca
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:20
stretcher brick (brick for running or stretcher bonds)
Explanation:
Hi,
I have done a bit of research and this is what I have found. "Mattone da cortina" refers to how the bricks are laid out (the thin side of the brick - stretcher - is visible and the bricks are laid in an alternated sequence - see pictures).
Here is all the reference I found, I hope this helps!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brickwork#Stretcher_bond
http://www.cmhpf.org/kids/Guideboox/brick.html (see running bond)
http://casa.regione.umbria.it/resources//Attività edilizia/D... (see picture D1.5)
http://www.umbriaterritorio.org/repertorioedilizia/sv/elemen...
http://www.bricksystems.com/v2/indexmain.htm





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Note added at 18 hrs (2007-09-20 11:40:06 GMT)
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Stretcher bond (also known as running bond or monotonous stretcher bond) is the most common bond in modern times, as it is easy to lay, with little waste. Entirely comprised of **stretcher bricks**, set in rows (or "courses") that are offset by half a brick
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Manuela Ferrari
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:20
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Many thanks for your help and for the research Manuela
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stretcher brick (brick for running or stretcher bonds)


Explanation:
Hi,
I have done a bit of research and this is what I have found. "Mattone da cortina" refers to how the bricks are laid out (the thin side of the brick - stretcher - is visible and the bricks are laid in an alternated sequence - see pictures).
Here is all the reference I found, I hope this helps!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brickwork#Stretcher_bond
http://www.cmhpf.org/kids/Guideboox/brick.html (see running bond)
http://casa.regione.umbria.it/resources//Attività edilizia/D... (see picture D1.5)
http://www.umbriaterritorio.org/repertorioedilizia/sv/elemen...
http://www.bricksystems.com/v2/indexmain.htm





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Note added at 18 hrs (2007-09-20 11:40:06 GMT)
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Stretcher bond (also known as running bond or monotonous stretcher bond) is the most common bond in modern times, as it is easy to lay, with little waste. Entirely comprised of **stretcher bricks**, set in rows (or "courses") that are offset by half a brick

Manuela Ferrari
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:20
Native speaker of: Italian
PRO pts in category: 4
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Many thanks for your help and for the research Manuela
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