bricklaying mortar

Postby pasal » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:54 am

hey there,need help.....
1. How many bricks (220mm X100mm X 70mm) that can be laid using a standard cement mortar of proportion 1:3 ( 1 -50kgcement to 3part of sand)
2. How many bricks that required to build 1 meters square of (a) half brickwall of stretcher bond, one brickwall of english bond.

many thanks.
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:32 pm

Cement comes in 25kg bags at a 3:1 mix you should be able to lay about 100 bricks assuming they have frogs and are laid frogs up.
A stretcher bond brick wall will take 63 bricks per metre and an english bond wall 2 stretcher bricks wide will take 126. Don't forget to allow extra bricks for cutting.
Should have added that if the EB wall has only one good face you can get away with 94 facing bricks and use unfaced bricks for those that are not seen.
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Postby the specialist » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:56 pm

I would make your mortar at 6:1 If you do you will lay approx 30 bricks per bag of sand (25kg bag) so a 25kg bag of cement X 6 bags of sand will lay approx 180 bricks.

59 bricks per metre square based on 70mm brick and 10mm mortar bed. double it for your solid wall.

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