How many bricks in 1 cubic meter?

Quantity of bricks required for brickwork depends upon the following factors:

  1. Thickness of plaster
  2. 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?
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