Brick is the most commonly used building material and used for constructing walls, roofs, paving floors, etc. The term brick is referred to as a rectangular unit composed of clay. Bricks are available in different classes and sizes. The sizes of brick may vary according to the region.
Here Calculation of Brick Work Quantity detailed explanation is given below
After knowing the 1-meter cube volume we can calculate the remaining quality very easily by just multiply 1-meter cube result of the desired volume.
1-The width of the wall which going to be built.
2- Number of the opening in the wall like (Door, Windows, etc)
3- Size or which type of the brick going to use
Let’s take an example to understand well
Suppose we have to construct the wall having a volume of a 1-meter cube, the size brick is going to use is 190 mm x 90 mm and mortar is 8 mm thick with a ratio of 1:4. So
1- Calculate the number of bricks?
2- Quantity of cement?
3- Quantity of sand?
This calculation can take place into 2 steps
1- Brick Calculation
2- Mortar Calculation
The volume of 1 brick
= 0.19 m x 0.09 m x 0.09 m
= 0.001539 meter cube
Volume of 1 brick with mortar
= 0.198 m x 0.098 m x 0.098 m
= 0.0019 meter cube
No of brick in 1 cum
= volume / volume of bricks with mortar
= 526 bricks
Volume covered by 526 bricks in 1 cum volume
= (Bricks number x volume of 1 brick)
= 526 x 0.001539
= 0.81 meter cube
= (Total volume – volume of bricks)
= 1 – 0.81
= 0.19 meter cube(Wet Volume)
= 0.19 x 1.33
= 0.2527 meter cube(dry volume)
Note: 1.33 is a constant
= (dry volume x Ratio x Density of cement in 1 cum)/Sum of Ratio
= (0.2527 x 1 x 1440)/5
= 72.77 kg / 50 “1 bag = 50 kg”
= 1.5 bags
= (dry volume x ratio x 35.3147)/Sum of ratio(1 cum = 35.3147 cubic feet)
= (0.2527 x 4 x 35.3147)/5
= 7.1 cubic feet
Bricks = 526
Cement = 1.5 bags
Sand = 7.1 cubic feet
These ratios may change by changing the dimension of the mortar thickness or size of the bricks as well as the mortar ratios 1:4,1:6 etc.