# How many bricks are used in 1,000 square feet?

Quantity of bricks depends upon:

• Size of Bricks
• Thickness of wall
• Thickness of mortar

So, Let’s calculate the required bricks for 1000 ft² in two cases by taking two size of bricks.

#### CASE 1:

Size of brick= 8”x4”x4”

Thickness of mortar = 0.4 “

Thickness of Wall = 9”

No. of bricks = Volume of brickwork/ volume of 1 brick with mortar

Volume of 1 Brick with mortar = 8.4”x4.4”x4.4” =162.624 inch^3.

Volume of brickwork = Thickness of wall x Area of brickwork

Volume of brickwork = 9”x 144”=1296 inch^3 (∵1sq.ft=144”)

∴ No. of bricks in 1 sq.ft = 1296/162.624 = 7.969

Bricks required for 1000 sq.ft = 7969

Consider the wastage percentage as 10 %

Then, No. of bricks including wastage = 8766 No’s

If, Thickness Of Wall = 4.5”

Then, No. of bricks = 3985 No’s

Consider the wastage percentage as 10 %

No. of bricks including wastage = 4383 No’s

#### CASE 2:

Size of brick = 9”x4.5”x3”

Thickness of mortar = 0.4 “

Thickness of wall = 9”

No. of bricks = Volume of brickwork/ volume of 1 brick with mortar.

Volume of 1 Brick with mortar = 9.4”x4.9”x3.4” = 156.604 inch^3.

Volume of brickwork = 9”x 144”=1296 inch^3 (∵1sq.ft=144”)

∴ No. of bricks in 1sq.ft = 1296/156.604 = 8.27  No’s

Bricks required for 1000 sq.ft = 8270  No’s

Consider the wastage percentage as 10 %

Then, No. of bricks including wastage = 9097 No’s

If, Thickness of Wall = 4.5”

Then, No. of bricks = 4135 No’s

Consider the wastage percentage as 10 %

No. of bricks including wastage = 4549 No’s

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