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Calculation Of Bricks In A Wall

Calculation Of Bricks In A Wall:

Estimation of building materials is essentially required before starting a new construction project. In our previous article, we have already discussed how to calculate cement, sand, and aggregates. Today we will discuss the easiest method to calculate the required number of bricks in a wall. So let’s start from the beginning.

Required Data:

1. Volume of the wall.

2. Volume of a standard brick.

3. Details of openings in the wall.


1. First, calculate the volume of the wall to be built:

Let us assume,

The length of the wall (l) = 10 foot.

The height of the wall (h) = 10 foot.

Thickness of the wall (b) = 1 foot.

Calculate the volume of the wall by multiplying the length, height, and thickness.

Volume of the wall = l×h×b = 10×10×1 =100 Cu.F

2. Calculate the volume of the brick:

The standard size of a brick (IS Standard) is 190 mm ×90 mm ×90 mm and

with the mortar joint, it becomes 200mm × 100 mm× 100 mm.

l = 200 mm= 0.656168 ft.

b = 100 mm =0.328084 ft.

h = 100 mm = 0.328084 ft.

Volume of the brick = l× b×h =  0.656168× 0.328084× 0.328084 = 0.0706 Cu.F

3. To find out the total nos of brick divide the volume of wall by the volume of the brick.

No. of bricks required = 100/0.0706 = 1416 no. of bricks.

Note: 1. Consider 10% wastages of bricks.

2. If the wall has any openings such as doors, windows etc subtract the volume of the openings from the volume of wall and then divide it by the volume of brick.


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Comments ( 28 )

  1. Yaa it’s nice I like it… also a civil engineer student

  2. NYC

  3. Most easy technique

  4. Why dont subtract mortar ?

  5. Nyc, we can also use only areas

  6. Murad Ali Khattak
    March 9, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Nice & helpful

  7. Very nice explanation
    Which is easy to understanding..

  8. as we saw it is esay way to find number of bricks by this formula bt when we have to find nmbr of bricks for house ,where nmbr of walls is more here dificult to find it ..because its complex to find by single walls

  9. Use ful information

  10. Nice explain

  11. Very nyc…….!! & easy for understanding properly.

  12. Syed Faisal Hasan Zaidi
    May 9, 2017 at 10:05 am

    So simple, easy and useful information.. Thks

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  16. Very nice……because esay to understanding and its thanks for giving useful information

  17. Very usefull. I want more information like this about civil engineering

  18. Very very nice this is very important

  19. So helpful.

  20. How to calculate the rock toe of the bund

  21. Very very nice….as it is easy to understand and it is very important particularly those people who belong to this field,and thanks for giving us useful information…

  22. Sanjeev Kumar Jha
    July 30, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Thanks for useful information.

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