Quantity of bricks required for brickwork depends upon the following factors:
- Thickness of plaster
- Size of the bricks.
Depending upon the size of the brick & thickness of plaster number bricks required will be change. So, let’s see how to calculate the number of bricks required for 1 m³
Assuming:-
Volume of brickwork = 1 m³
Thickness of mortar = 10mm (1cm)
Quantity of Bricks:-
Case i:- Modular brick
Size of brick—>190mm x 90mm x 90 mm
No. of bricks = Volume of brickwork/ volume of 1 brick with mortar
Volume of 1 Brick with mortar = 0.20×0.10×0.10=0.002 m³
& Volume of brickwork = 1 m³
∴ No. of bricks = 1/0.002 = 500 No’s
Case ii:- Non Modular brick
Practically to match with the beam width a brick or block of width 230 mm is used widely in construction industry. The 115 mm is considered for half brick. The size 230mm x1 10mm x 110mm or 230mm x 110mm x 75mm is generally used in construction industry.
- Size of brick—> 230mm x 110mm x 110 mm
No. of bricks = Volume of brickwork/ volume of 1 brick with mortar
Volume of 1 Brick with mortar = 0.23×0.11×0.11=0.002783 m³
& Volume of brickwork = 1 m³
∴ No. of bricks =1 m³ /0.002783 m³= 359.32 No’s
- Size of brick—> 230mm x 110mm x 75 mm
No. of bricks = Volume of brickwork/ volume of 1 brick with mortar
Volume of 1 Brick with mortar = 0.23×0.11×0.075=0.0018975 m³
& Volume of brickwork = 1 m³
∴ No. of bricks =1 m³ /0.0018975 m³= 527 No’s
Different countries uses different sizes of bricks, But procedure for calculating the quantity of bricks needed for brickwork is same. I have calculated no.of standard bricks required per m³ for few countries.
So, Let’s have look the table to know which country uses which standard brick size & how much bricks they need per m³
Country | Size of standard brick (mm) | No.of bricks per m³
(No’s) |
Australia | 230 × 110 × 76 | 520 |
Denmark | 228 x 108 x 54 | 537 |
Germany | 240 × 115 × 71 | 510 |
Romania | 240 × 115 × 63 | 573 |
Russia | 250 × 120 × 65 | 513 |
South Africa | 222 × 106 × 73 | 582 |
Sweden | 250 × 120 × 62 | 600 |
United Kingdom | 215 × 102.5 × 65 | 698 |
United States | 194 × 92 × 57 | 983 |
Watch the video given in the link below, for better understanding and detailed explanation
How many BRICKS in ONE METER CUBE?
Please do the calculations for non modular brick as per schedule.
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