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## Brick Size:

Bricks are made of various sizes. Normally the length should be double the width plus the thickness of one vertical joint.

Thus, one stretcher along the wall will cover two headers placed across it with a joint between them. The size of brick as stated in IS – 1970.

Detail | Length | Breadth | Height |

Without Mortar | 190mm | 90mm | 90mm |

With Mortar | 200mm | 100mm | 100mm |

Generally, 1 m^{3} brick weighs about 1800 kg. Thus, the average weight of brick will be about 3.00 to 3.5 kg.

## Standard Brick Size & Weight

The ratios of **L x B x H or T** are so chosen that the bricks, when laid in masonry, make a pattern so that vertical joints do not come one above the other in alternate courses.

Larger sizes that require a mason to use both hands to lift and place in masonry should be about 17-18 Kg and are termed as Blocks.

Also, Read : Brick Masonry | Types of Bricks | Types of Brick Masonry Work

## Importance Point of Brick Dimension

From the very beginning of the invention of bricks, the dimension of brick is very important. Because bricks are used in various construction and other ways.

So that different fields need a different size of a brick. Different shape, different formation is also required. Different countries make brick in different ways for different uses.

## Standard Brick Size With Shape

Brick Name | Brick Shape | Size of Brick In Ft And Inch | Size of Brick In MM |

6″ X 4″ X 16″ Thru-Wall | 5-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ x 15-5/8″ | 143 x 92 x 397 | |

8″ X 4″ X 16″ Thru-Wall | 7-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ x 15-5/8″ | 194 x 92 x 397 | |

8″ X 8″ X 16″ Thru-Wall | 7-5/8″ x 7-5/8″ x 15-5/8″ | 194 x 194 x 407 | |

Ambassador | 3-5/8″ x 2-1/4″ x 15-5/8″ | 92 x 57 x 397 | |

Double Monarch | 3-5/8″ x 7-5/8″ x 15-5/8″ | 92 x194 x 397 | |

Double Utility | 3-5/8″ x 7-5/8″ x 11-5/8″ | 92 x 194 x 295 | |

Jumbo Modular | 3-5/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 7-5/8″ | 92 x 70 x 194 | |

Jumbo Norman | 3-5/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 11-5/8″ | 92 x 70 x 295 | |

Jumbo Standard | 3-5/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 8″ | 92 x 70 x 203 | |

Jumbo Standard (Plt 3) | 3-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ x 8″ | 92 x 67 x 203 | |

Modular | 3-5/8″ x 2-1/4″ x 7-5/8″ | 92 x 57 x 194 | |

Modular Economy | 3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ x 7-5/8″ | 92 x 92 x 194 | |

Monarch | 3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ x 15-5/8″ | 92 x 92 x 397 | |

Norman | 3-5/8″ x 2-1/4″ x 11-5/8″ | 92 x 57 x 295 | |

Quad | 3-5/8″ x 7-5/8″ x 7-5/8″ | 92 x 194 x 194 | |

Queen | 3-1/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 9-5/8″ | 79 x 70 x 244 | |

Roman | 3-5/8″ x 1-5/8″ x 11-5/8″ | 92 x 41 x 295 | |

Slim Jumbo Modular | 3-1/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 7-5/8″ | 76 x 70 x 194 | |

Slim Jumbo Norman | 3-1/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 11-5/8″ | 79 x 70 x 295 | |

Standard | 3-5/8″ x 2-1/4″ x 8″ | 92 x 57 x 203 | |

Utility | 3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ x 11-5/8″ | 92 x 92 x 295 |

Also, Read: What Is Classification of Bricks | Classification of Bricks Different Base

## Brick Types & Specification Based on Application

Brick Type | ASTM Designation | Usage/Application |

Building Brick | ASTM C62 | Structural and non-structural brick where appearance IS NOT important |

Ceramic Glazed Brick | ASTM C126 | Standard glazed brick |

Chemical-Resistant Brick | ASTM C279 | Brick exposed to chemicals and acids |

Facing Brick | ASTM C216 | Structural and non-structural brick where appearance is important |

Firebox Brick | ASTM C1261 | Residential fireplaces |

Heavy Vehicular Paving Brick | ASTM C1272 | Standard or heavy vehicular traffic |

Hollow Brick | ASTM C652 | A building or facing brick used with anchors (e.g. brick veneer) or reinforcing |

Industrial Floor Brick | ASTM C410 | Surfacing industrial floors |

Thin Veneer Brick | ASTM C1088 | Directly applied veneers |

Pedestrian Paving Brick | ASTM C902 | Paving for pedestrian or very light vehicular traffic |

Sewer and Manhole Brick | ASTM C32 | Structures for the conveyance of sewage, stormwater, and industrial waste |

Single Fired Glazed Brick | ASTM C1405 | Glazed brick where the glaze is fused during the firing of the main brick body |

Also, Read: Test for Compressive Strength of Brick | Water Absorption | Dimensions Test

## Standard Brick Dimensions

Besides any other various dimension of bricks, the global construction agencies maintain a standard dimension of brick.

In addition, this without 10 mm mortar joints, dimension of brick is 190 x 90 x 90 in mm dimension.

Standard brick size for working purpose is 200x 100x 100 in mm dimension (L x B x H).

Besides these different countries uses a different standard dimension of brick. Like

**India Standard Brick Dimensions**

The standard brick dimension is 230 x 114x 76 mm (lL x B x H) as prescribed by BIS. With mortar thickness, the dimension of the brick remains 2250 x 10 x 85 mm.

### Nepal Standard Brick Dimensions

The standard brick dimension is 240 x 115 x 57 mm (length x depth x height), which is prescribed by the National Building Code (NBC) of Nepal.

**Bangladesh Standard Brick Dimension**

In Bangladesh, standard brick dimension is 9 1⁄2 x 4 1⁄2 x 2 3⁄4 inch (length x depth x height).

**United Kingdom Standard Brick Dimensions**

The standard dimension of a modern brick is 215 × 102.5 × 65 in mm (length x depth x height) dimension.

**United States Standard Brick Dimensions**

modern standard brick dimension 203 × 92 × 57 mm. The more commonly used is the modular brick, which dimension is 194 × 92 × 57 mm (length x depth x height).

**Australia Standard Brick Dimensions**

Boral company prescribed the standard brick size 230 x 110 x 76 mm (length x depth x height). Also, different size bricks are produced there.

**Cyclonic Areas Standard Brick Dimensions**

Cyclonic areas larger hollow bricks are used, which standard dimension is 290 x 140 x 90 mm (length x depth x height).

## Standard Brick Size in Different Country

Country | Size of Brick In Ft And Inch | Size of Brick In MM |

Australia | 9 × 4⅓ × 3 | 230 × 110 × 76 |

Denmark (Standard Brick Size)LL | 9 × 4¼ × 2¼ | 228 × 108 × 54 |

Germany | 9 × 4¼ × 2¾ | 240 × 115 × 71 |

India | 9 × 4¼ × 2¾ | 228 × 107 × 69 |

Romania | 9 × 4¼ × 2½ | 240 × 115 × 63 |

Russia | 10 × 4¾ × 2½ | 250 × 120 × 65 |

South Africa | 8¾ × 4 × 3 | 222 × 106 × 73 |

Sweden (Standard Brick Size) | 10 × 4¾ × 2½ | 250 × 120 × 62 |

United Kingdom | 8½ × 4 × 2½ | 215 × 102.5 × 65 |

United States of America | 7⅝ × 3⅝ × 2¼ | 194 × 92 × 57 |

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