# How to work out numbers of bricks for a house or a wall

In this construction article, you will come to know how to make estimation of brick quantities for building up a house specifically for a planned wall.

The standard brick size of UK in metric 215 x 102.5 x 65mm

The mortar joints which are generally utilized in bricks range from 10mm both horizontally and vertically.

To calculate brick quantities, the following points should be taken into consideration :-

Width of the wall to be constructed

Amount of openings (doors, windows)

Amount of detail in the wall ie: Decorative panels, Ventilation or Dogtooth String Courses.

Bricks for Single Skin Wall – Brick calculator

A single skin wall needs 60 bricks per square metre. There should be preservation for 10% wastage, because of transportation or just shifting the bricks around your project.

To work out the total number of bricks for the wall, the following formula is used :-

Wall height (metres) x wall length (metres) x 60 = number of bricks + 10% wastage

As for instance, If it is required to erect 2 metres height wall with 10 metres wall length, the calculation is done as follow :-

=2mx10mx60 =1200 bricks+10% wastage
=1320 bricks

Bricks for Double Skin Wall – brick calculator

If it is required to erect wall with Double Skin method, 120 bricks per square metre will be needed for the wall.

Wall height (metres) x wall length (metres) x 120 = number of bricks + 10% wastage

As for instance, if it is required to construct 2 metres height wall with 10 metres wall length, the calculation will be as follow :-

=2mx10mx120 = 2400 bricks+10% wastage

=2640 bricks