 # How To Calculate Mortar In Brick Masonry

Firstly, calculate your total volume of brick masonry. (Length×Height×Thickness ) Cubic

Standard Brick Size is (242 × 114 × 70) mm

Assuming
Total brick masonry is 100 cubic meter
Brick Size With Mortar (254 × 127 × 76) mm

## Calculate The Number of Bricks

∴ Numbers of Brick = {100 ÷ (0.254 × 0.127 × 0.076)} Nos
=40789.55 Nos
≈40790 Nos

Brick Size With Out Mortar (.242 × .114 × .07) meter

∴ Total wet condition mortar = {100 – (0.242 × 0.114 × 0.07)} cubic meter
=100 – 78.77 m^3
=21.23 m^3

Consider the percentage of waste as 10 %
∴ Wet mortar = (21.23 × 1.1) = 23.35 m^3

We know, dry volume multiply to 1.5 of wet volume

∴ Dry Volume = (23.35 ×  1.5) = 35.025 ≈ 35 m^3

### Percentage Of Mortar in Brick Masonry

100 m^3 brick masonrys need 35 m^3 mortar
∴ 35% mortar need for brick masonry in (242 × 114 × 70)mm brick size.

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