# How to calculate No.of Bricks, Cement, Sand quantity for Brickwork?

Q:- For an area of 150 m² with wall thickness 10 cm find
(i) No. of bricks
(ii) C:M required for Brick work with ratio 1:6

Solution:

Assuming:-

1. Brick size = 19cm x 9cm x 9cm
2. Thickness of mortar = 10 mm

Volume of brickwork = Area x Thickness of wall

= 150 x 0.10

= 15 m³

### Quantity of Bricks:-

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

= 15/0.002

∴ No. of bricks = 7500 bricks

Volume of 1 Brick with mortar = 0.20×0.10×0.10=0.002 m³

### CM required for brickwork:-

Volume of total no.of bricks = (0.19×0.09×0.09) x 7500

= 0.001539 x 7500

= 11.5425 m³

Quantity of mortar = Quantity of brickwork – Volume of bricks

Quantity of mortar = 15 – 11.5425

= 3.4575 m³

Mix Ratio –> 1:6

Dry volume of mortar = Wet volume x 1.33

∴Dry volume of mortar = 3.4575 m³x 1.33

= 4.5985 m³

### Quantity of cement:-

Quantity of Cement = Dry Volume of mortar x Cement ratio
Sum of the ratio

∴Quantity of cement = (4.5985 x 1) /(1+6)

=  0.6569 m³

Density of Cement = 1440 kg/m³

∴ Weight of Cement = 1440 x 0.6569

= 945.972 Kg

1 bag of cement contains 50 kg of cement

∴ Number of bags = 945.972 Kg / 50 kg

= 18.919 No’s

### Quantity of Sand:-

Cement : Sand :: 1:6

Quantity of Sand = Quantity of Cement x 6

∴ Quantity of Sand = 0.6569 m³x 6

= 3.9414

1 m³=35.3147 Cubic Feet (CFT)

∴ Quantity of sand = 3.9414 x 35.3147

= 139.189 CFT

Density of sand = 1650 kg/m³

∴ Weight of the sand = 3.9414  x 1650

= 6503.31 kg

=6.50331 tonnes

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