The size of the bricks, its type, thickness of the joints, bond, etc., and the proportion of mortar shall be specified in the description of the item.

The main brick work is measured in cubic metres, and brick work in partition i.e., one brick thickness is measured in square meter specifying its thickness.

## How are bricks measured?

Standard bricks

The standard co-ordinating size for brickwork is 225 mm x 112.5 mm x 75 mm (length x depth x height). This includes 10 mm mortar joints, and so the standard size for a brick itself is 215 mm x 102.5 mm x 65 mm (length x depth x height).

## How do you calculate the number of bricks in a building?

**2. Step: (Mortar Calculation)**

- Volume covered by 526 bricks in 1 Cum Volume = (Bricks number x Volume of 1 brick).
- 500 Bricks Volume = 526 x 0.001539 = 0.81 meter cube.
- Volume = (Total volume – volume of bricks).
- Mortar volume = 1 – 0.81 = 0.19 meter cube.
- Dry Volume = 0.19 x 1.33 = 0.2527 meter cube (dry Volume).

## How do you calculate bricks per square meter?

Divide the total square inches into 144, which is the total number of inches in a square foot. If the brick is 32 square inches, for instance, the result is 4.5 bricks per square foot (144 divided by 32). Measure the length and width of the project space, such as a patio or wall 10 feet high, 12 feet wide.

## How many bricks are in a 10×10 room?

Length of short wall = 10–2*0.2= 9.6m

Assuming 1 brick thick wall, Number of bricks required for 1m length and 1m height = 10*10 = 100 bricks. Total Number of Bricks required = 117.6*100=11760 bricks.

## What is the nominal size of brick?

1/2″ Mortar Joint Between Bricks

Brick Type | Specified Size D x H x L (inches) | Nominal Size D x H x L |
---|---|---|

Standard | 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 8 | Not modular |

Modular | 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 7 1/2 | 4 x 2 2/3 x 8 |

Norman | 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 11 1/2 | 4 x 2 2/3 x 12 |

Roman | 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 11 1/2 | 4 x 2 x 12 |

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## What is a standard brick size?

Brick Size in United States

In the United States, modern standard bricks are (controlled by American Society for Testing and Materials i.e. ASTM) about 8 × 3 5⁄8 × 2 1⁄4 inches (203 × 92 × 57 mm). The more commonly used is the modular brick 7 5⁄8 × 3 5⁄8 × 2 1⁄4 inches (194 × 92 × 57 mm).