### Brick Size

Type | Nominal Size
*(in)* | Actual (Specified) 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 |

- actual or specified width and height - without mortar joint
- nominal width and height - including mortar joint
- the predominant mortar joint width used in construction is 3/8"
- How many bicks are needed? Use this tool to calculate the number of bricks needed.

### 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 |

### Brick Walls - Selected Bond Patterns

- Stretcher bond
- Flemish garden wall bond
- English garden wall bond
- Flemish bond
- English bond

### Brick Orientation

- stretcher
- shiner
- soldier
- sailor
- header
- rowlock