Bricks for a House

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The Bricks for a House calculator computes the number of standard U.S. bricks or blocks are needed for a wall in a house.Untitled.png

INSTRUCTIONS:   Choose units and enter the following:

  • (L) Length of the wall
  • (H) Height of the wall
  • (bs)  Brick or Block Size
  • (wA) Area of windows
  • (dA)  Area of doors.

Brick or Block in a House:  The calculator returns the number of brick or block needed for the wall of the house.

General Information

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The bricks for a house calculator estimates the number of brick or block needed for a wall based on the dimensions of the wall and the size of the brick or block, and the amount of non-brick space taken up by windows and doors.  This calculation is for a block wall or brick fascia wall which implies that wall is one unit (brick or block) deep.   The user identifies the height and length of the wall and chooses the brick or block from the pull down list. vCalc will then calculate the number of selected brick or block needed for the wall.  The graphic shows a straight wall.  However, the length can be provided for a circular or other-wised curved or serpentine wall, and the calculation should be accurate.

Brick and block unit sizes include: brick(standard), brick(paver), block(4x16), block(4x18), block(5x18), block(8x8), block(8x12), block(8x16), block(8x18), block(8x24).  These are chosen because they are the most commonly used.  Brick and block unit sizes includes the most commonly used brick and block sizes in the United States.  For a calculator that allows you to enter any brick or block size and a mortar joint, CLICK HERE.

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