Dimensions or Size of Bricks

The bricks are prepared in various sizes. The custom in the locality is the governing factor for deciding the dimensions or size of bricks. Such bricks which are not standardized are known as the traditional bricks.

If bricks are large, it is difficult to burn them properly and they become too heavy to be placed with a single hand. On the other hand, if bricks are small. more quantity of mortar is required.

For India, a brick of standard size 190 mm x 90 mm x 90 mm is recommended by the BIS. With mortar thickness, the size of such a brick becomes 200 mm x 100 mm x 100 mm and it is known as the nominal size of the modular brick. Thus the nominal size of brick includes the mortar thickness.

It is found that the weight of 1 cu.m of brick earth is about 18 kN. Hence the average weight of a brick will be about 30 to 35 N.

Hence these are the dimensions or size of bricks.


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