How to Calculate Bricks in a Wall

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  • Friday, May 18, 2012
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  • Use your tape measure to measure the length and width of the wall that you want to cover with brick. Convert these two measurements to inches.

    • Take the measurement of the length of your wall and add 9 inches (for a 4.5-inch overhang on both sides of the wall). Divide this measurement by 8.5 (the length of a standard brick plus a 1/2-inch mortar joint). This will be the number of bricks to cover the length.
    • Take the measurement of the height of your wall and divide it by 2.75 (the height of a standard brick plus a 1/2-inch mortar joint). This will give you the number of courses, or layers, required to top the wall.

    • Multiply the number of bricks in the length measurement by the number of courses and you have the number of bricks required to build your wall.



    2 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    For which size of brick this method is applicable ???

    HARINDER SINGH said...

    It should be better if u can show it with images

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