# Bricks - Estimating Quantity and Mortar Consumption

## Required quantity of bricks and mortar

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### Brick Size

Type | Nominal Size (in) | Actual Size (in) | No. per Square Foot |
---|---|---|---|

Standard | 4 x 2 2?3 x 8 | 3 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 8 | 6.3 |

Modular | 4 x 2 2/3 x 8 | 3 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 7 5/8 | 6.9 |

King | 3 3/8 x 3 x 10 | 3 x 2 5/8 x 9 5/8 | 4.8 |

Queen | 2 3/4 x 3 x 10 | 3 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 9 5/8 | 4.6 |

Engineer | 4 x 3 1/5 x 8 | 3 5/8 x 2 13/16 x 7 5/8 | 5.7 |

Economy | 4 x 4 x 8 | 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 x 7 5/8 | 4.5 |

Utility | 4 x 4 x 12 | 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 x 11 1/2 | 3.1 |

Jumbo | 4 x 3 x 8 | 3 5/8 x 2 3/4 x 8 | 5.5 |

Norman | 4 x 2 2/3 x 12 | 3 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 11 5/8 | 4.6 |

Jumbo Norman | 4 x 3 x 12 | 3 5/8 x 2 3/4 x 11 5/8 | |

Norwegian | 3 1/2 x 3 x 12 | 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 11 5/8 | 3.9 |

### Mortar Required for Common Bricks

Common bricks - 2 1/4 x 8 x 3 3/4 inches:

Joint Thickness(inches) | Mortar Required (ft^{3}) | |
---|---|---|

per 1000 bricks | per ft^{3} brick | |

1/4 | 9 | 0.2 |

3/8 | 14 | 0.3 |

1/2 | 20 | 0.4 |

*1 ft*^{3}= 0.02832 m^{3}*1 in (inch) = 25.4 mm*

### BS EN 771-3: 2003

Brick | Length (mm) | Width (mm) | Height (mm) |
---|---|---|---|

Standard | 215 | 102.5 | 65 |

Modular | 290 | 90 | 90 |

190 | 90 | 90 | |

190 | 90 | 65 |

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