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Quantity of bricks and mortar in wall 

 

Bricks in 1 Cubic Feet
Bricks in 1 Cubic Feet

 

Hello Friends,

 

Today we will discuss on a very very important  topic that how to calculate the quantity of bricks and mortar in  wall at site. Today I will telling you the methods to calculate bricks and mortar in full details:-

 

Method to calculate Quantity of bricks and mortar in wall  

   

Take a sample Brick As shown in fig 2.1

 

 Quantity of bricks and mortar in wall
Quantity of bricks and mortar in wall

 

Length = 9’’

 

Width = 4.5’’

 

Or Thickness  = 3’’

 

This is the Standard Size Brick

 

 1st Convert  brick inch dimensions in mm

 

If you want to learn about conversion factors you can click on below link

 

 

After Conversion in mm,You get new dimension of brick is

 

Length = 228 mm ( 9”) or 0.228 mtr.

 

Width = 114 mm ( 4.5”) or 0.114  mtr.

 

Thickness = 70 mm ( 3”) or 0.07 mtr.

 

These brick sizes are without mortar

 

Given.

 

Consider Volume = 1 cum

 

Ratio = 1:6

 

Minimum Thickness of Mortar = 13 mm

 

After adding the thickness of Mortar 13 mm our Brick size will be

 

 Quantity of bricks and mortar in wall
Quantity of bricks and mortar in wall

 

 Length Of Brick = 241 mm or 0.241 meter.

 

 Width Of Brick=127 mm or 0.127 meter

 

Thickness Of Brick=83 mm or 0.083 meter.

 

Now We will Calculate

 

volume of 1 brick without mortar  = Length x breadth x Thickness of Brick

 

                                 =  0.228 x 0.114 x 0.07   = 0.00181944 Cum.

 

One thing is always remembers that when you calculate the Quantity of bricks and mortar in wall do not round off the calculation fig (Its my Personal Experience) Because of this here we take only 1 cum quantities but when we calculate for a big quantity it will give a great impact on the a Result Quantity Either it may be give more or less results. So Do not Round off any figures while calculation of Quantity.

 

So, Volume of One Brick Is Calculated

 

the volume of Brick with Mortar   = Length x breadth x Thickness of Brick

 

                                                                  =  0.241 x 0.127 x 0.083

 

                                                                  = 0.00252984 Cum.

 

So, The Volume Of Brick Without Mortar = 0.00181944 Cum.

 

And, The Volume Of Brick With Mortar    = 0.00252984 Cum.

 

Now ,We Will Find the numbers of Bricks = 1/Volume of Brick

 

Hence,                                                               =1/ 0.00252984

 

                                                                           = 395.28 No.Of Bricks.

 

  Now we will find the Total Volume of 395.28 Bricks

 

 Total Volume Of Bricks in 1 cum = No.Of Bricks x Vo. Of Brick Without mortar

 

              Total Volume Of Bricks in 1 cum  = 395.28 x  0.00181944

 

               Total Volume Of Bricks in 1 cum  = 0.7191882432 Cum.

 

So, This is the Actual Volume of Bricks will consume in 1 Cum.

 

Than Volume Of Mortar =  Total Volume – Total Volume Of Bricks in 1 cum 

 

                                                                       = 1- 0.7191882432

 

                                                                       = 0.2808117568 Cum

 

But this is the Wet Volume of Mortar

 

As You Know, In Quantity Calculation We Only Get Wet Volume of Materials

 

So, To get Dry Volume of Mortar just multiply it with 1.33

 

To know more about  just follow the below link…….

 

 

So, The Dry Volume of mortar = 0.2808117568 x 1.33 = 0.373479636544 Cum.

 

Now,We will Calculate the Cement ,Sand in Mortar

 

 Quantity of bricks and mortar in wall
Quantity of bricks and mortar in wall

 

1). Cement

                   

                    =  Total Volume of Mortar x Cement ration/sum of ratio

 

                     = 0.373479636544 x  1 /7

 

                    =  0.53354233792 Cum.

 

Because in 1 Cum is equal to  1440 kg cement

 

Density of Construction Materials

 

So, Cement = 0.53354233792 x 1440  =  76.83 Kg

 

Or  1 cement bags contain 50 kg cement

 

So, No. Of Cement Bags  = 76.83 / 50 = 1.53 Bags Cement

 

Now ,

 

Quantity of bricks and mortar in wall
Quantity of bricks and mortar in wall

 

2). Sand

             

               = Total Volume of Mortar x Cement ration/sum of ratio

 

               = 0.373479636544 x  6 /7

 

              = 0.320125402752

 

Because 1 m3 is equal to 35.31 cubic feet

 

So, Sand =  0.320125402752 x 35.31

 

                =  11.30 Cft.

 

So,this is the  methods to calculate the quantity of bricks cement sand mortar for any brick masonry walls

 

Here we will find the

 

Numbers of Bricks = 395 bricks

 

Numbers of Cement Bags = 1.53 Bags

 

Sand Quantity  = 11.30 Cft

 

I Hope now you got the methods to find the all quantities of Brick Masonry.this is one of the simple method to calculate Quantity of bricks and mortar in wall.

 

Thanks for your Great Attention

 

Good Bye & Take care

 

Happy learning 😆 

 

 

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