# How to calculate the amount of bricks?

Before you start building a house,all preliminary calculations must be made. This is necessary in order to avoid overspending of materials. After all, you build for yourself, so extra money is better to save. However, this should be done within reasonable limits, so that the economy does not affect the quality of the erected dwelling. So now we will tell you how to calculate the number of bricks - one of the main building materials.

Preliminary calculations must be madeso that it was possible to immediately buy a brick of one batch. This is necessary in order that in consequence you do not have to buy the missing brick. After all, bricks from other parties may, albeit insignificantly, differ in color, and this, in turn, will give the future home not an aesthetic look. Actually, for this we need to know the right amount of bricks, at least approximately.

## How to calculate the number of bricks per house

Before proceeding with the calculations, it is necessaryfind out what thickness you want to make the walls of the house. There are several ways of laying bricks. The standard brick is put in half a brick (the thickness of the wall is 120 mm.), One brick (the thickness of the wall is 250 mm.), One and a half bricks (380 mm thick), two bricks (510 mm.) And two and a half bricks ( 640mm.). When building a house in our climate, the optimal thickness of the wall is two or two and a half bricks.

After the thickness of the wall of the future is determineddwellings, we determine the basic parameters of our structure. For this we need to know the height and length along the perimeter. Multiplying these two quantities, we find the total area of the wall along the perimeter. Next, we need to calculate the total area of all anticipated window and door openings and subtract it from the total area of the wall that we received earlier. We have obtained the necessary area of the wall made of bricks.

Next, we determine the dimensions of the brick itself. The brick can be single, one-and-a-half or double.

- Single brick: 250mm. - length, 120mm. - width, 65mm.- height.
- Halfboard: 250mm.h120mm.h88mm.
- Double: 250mm.h120mm.h138mm.

The most beautiful is the wall fromsingle brick. However, if you have a desire to facilitate or slightly accelerate the construction, you can buy a one-and-a-half or double brick. However, the aesthetic appearance of the wall may suffer in this case. In any case, it's a matter of taste.

After you have decided on the thickness of the brick, you can go directly to the calculations. To simplify this task, use the brick calculator that you can find here. Good luck!