How much Bricks do you need?
If you are going to start construction work and you want to optimise your costs, a brick calculator could be your new best friend, helping you estimate how many bricks you need to cover a particular wall surface.
If you are wondering how many bricks you need, it’s always better to calculate it than to guess it. Otherwise, in all probability, you’ll either run out of them, or you’ll have too many left.
Whether you’re building a wall, a new extension or a brick barbeque, our brick calculator we’ll help you cut down on waste and over-spending on building materials you don’t need.
Using our brick calculator is very easy. All you have to do is key in the values needed, and our brick wall calculator will display the results right away.
Keep on reading to see how you can accurately estimate how many bricks you will need for your project.
How many bricks per square foot of brick wall?
A brick wall needs approximately 5 bricks per square foot with the standard 7.5″ x 3.5″ bricks.
We also need the same number of bricks per square foot with the standard size of 9.5″ x 2.75″ bricks.
The larger the bricks are, the fewer bricks we need to cover a square foot.Order Bricks
How do I calculate the bricks I need?
- Decide on the mortar thickness you want to use and add it to the length of your brick.
- Add the mortar thickness to the height of your brick.
- Multiply these sums together to get the area of a brick with mortar on one side and its bottom.
- Divide your wall area by the product you got from step 3 to find your needed brick quantity.
Different types of Bricks
There are three main types of bricks – facing bricks, engineering bricks and common bricks. However, there are many more variations, styles and manufacturing processes that make different bricks suitable for different jobs.
Facing bricks are the most popular type of brick and have been the façade material of choice in the UK for thousands of years, particularly in the housing market.
Engineering bricks have high compressive strength and low water absorption. They are used for their physical characteristics and not their appearance and are only classified by these properties.
Despite their name, common bricks are actually the least common brick types in the UK. They tend to have lower compressive strengths than facing bricks or engineering bricks and are generally lower quality.Order Bricks
How do I build a brick wall?
After obtaining the needed materials, make sure you have a level surface to begin with.
Apply a “Toblerone”-shaped mortar to the leveled surface for the entire length of the wall.
Start laying bricks from one corner while applying mortar between two adjacent bricks.
Once you finished the entire length of the wall, repeat step two, considering the top surface of the first layer as the new leveled surface.
How many bricks will I need to build a wall?
You will need approximately 38 bricks per foot length for an 8-foot wall if the bricks are the standard 7.5″ x 3.5″ bricks or 9.5″ x 2.75″ bricks with ²/₅” thick mortar joints.
However, larger bricks take up a larger area, and means fewer bricks overall.Order Bricks
How much cement do I need for 1000 bricks?
You need approximately 120 kg (263 lbs) of cement for 1000 pieces of standard 9.5″ x 2.75″ bricks.
Additionally, you will need around 0.4 cubic meters (0.54 cubic yards) of sand to mix with your cement to make a 1:5 mortar mix for your brick wall.Order BricksOrder Bricks
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The standard co-ordinating size for brickwork is 225 mm x 112.5 mm x 75 mm (length x depth x height). This includes 10 mm mortar joints, and so the standard size for a brick itself is 215 mm x 102.5 mm x 65 mm (length x depth x height).
Luckily, The Mick George Group have an excellent range of colours and styles to choose from, we have the perfect brick for any kind of construction project.Order Bricks
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Buy Bricks Online
As well as ordering over the phone, customers can also buy bricks online, 24-7 at their convenience.
The process is extremely simple and will only take a few minutes.
Customers can view exactly what they want, retrieve all the information they need and have the bricks delivered quickly.Order Bricks
As with all of our building materials, our bricks are only sourced from approved brick suppliers throughout the world, ensuring the best possible quality.
Our bricks meet the highest Grade specifications.Order Bricks
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Courtesy of our expansive network quality brick sources and large fleet of vehicles, we’re able to deliver bricks quickly and efficiently to domestic, trade and commercial customers throughout Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire and Norfolk, as well as on a nationwide basis.
Brick delivery will occur within a 3-5 day period from ordering.
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