Bricklaying Question

How to build a brick leaf off 150mm thick block wall

how do you build a 150mm thick brick leaf wall? i am trying to calculate brick quantities

2 Answers

To work out your brick quantities Divide your overall length by the length of the brick you want +10mm for perp
and the height, divide by the height of the brick plus bed joint
then x2 as you want a solid 9 inch wall
always allow 10% over for wastage
some brick types are more like 30% wastage if you are picky over the bricks you use

Century Brickwork

Answered 8th Dec 2016


Member since 7 Dec 2016

Some simple figures for you....
Standard brick size (metric) 215mm x 65mm x 100mm or 225mm x 75mm x 100mm including joints.
For quantities its best to use m2. Find your m2 by using the formula L (length) X H (height) =m2
Then times that by 60 as there are 60 bricks per m2
For instance 4m long X 2m high = 8m2
8 x 60 = 480 bricks
If the wall is to be double skinned then just times your final number again by 2.
Hope this helps

Answered 14th Dec 2016

I Plowright Brickwork

Member since 13 Dec 2016

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