Brick length
in
Brick height
in
Mortar joint
in
Wall length
ft
in
Wall height
ft
in
Wall size
ft²
Bricks requried
Bricks needed
Waste
%
Total bricks needed
Cost
Price per brick
$
Final cost
$

Brick Calculator

By Mateusz Mucha and James Mathison

If you are going to start construction work and you want to optimize your costs, brick calculator is up your street. This tool helps you estimate how many bricks you will use up to cover a particular surface. With this tool, also known as the mortar calculator, you will be able to order as much building material as you need, and no more. This article will explain to you how mortar calculator works and how you can use it to accurately estimate how many bricks you need.

How many bricks do I need?

If you ask yourself the question "how many bricks do I need?", it's always better to calculate rather than guess it. Otherwise, in all probability you'll either run out of them or you'll have too many.

The first step to decide on the number of bricks you will use up is to consider what surface you want to cover with them. In order to do it by yourself you have to calculate:

  • The area that a single brick covers (the "depth" of a brick is irrelevant in the calculation).
  • Size of the mortar joint.
  • The size of the wall (again, it's only surface that matters, we don't care how thick the wall is). You may provide the width and the length OR go straight for the square footage.

The brick calculator will estimate how many bricks you need. What's more, there is a function which counts the wastage, that means the percentage of the bricks which can be destroyed. As a result, the brick calculator provides you with 2 numbers. The first one tells how many bricks you would need to build a wall of particular dimensions, while the second one shows how many bricks you need while taking into account inevitable wastage.

Mortar calculator

Mortar calculator is a useful tool for every builder no matter their level of experience. This application makes it easy to calculate how many bricks (or any other material) you need to finish a particular job. That means that this mortar calculator will help you avoid buying too many or too few of the material you need, saving you your time and money. Imagine the effort you'll save if you avoid paying for excess, and having to deal with the delay and hassle that comes with needing to reorder. There are, of course, many different ways to estimate the number you need, but the more accurate the estimation is, the better it is for you.

Other considerations

If you're involved in interior decorating, and need to know how many tiles you need to cover a wall or room, you'll be better off using our dedicated tile calculator which does the same thing, only for tiles. You can also estimate the usage of other buildings materials; if you want to plan how much cement you will need to buy when redoing your garden, check out our concrete calculator.

Mateusz Mucha and James Mathison

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Brick Calculator with Mortar