brickworkcalculatingquantitiesofbrick

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©Crown Copyright 2000 Produced with assistance from the DfEE Key Skills Support Programme 4 course of bricks (4 x 65mm) + 4 bed joints (10mm) = 300mm Key skills resource sheet Calculating Quantities of Brick This material was developed by the KSSP and HMP Liverpool as part of their Key Skills Support Programme development project. If we know how to obtain dimensions / sizes to calculate the area (m 2 ) of a wall ( rectangle ) - we need to be able to convert the ‘ m and the m 2 ’ into a quantity of bricks. The size of a standard brick is shown below, as you can see the height of the brick is 65mm. 65mm 102.5mm 215mm So, each brick has a height of 65mm . Then when you bed the brick onto mortar, the height of the brick is raised to 75mm . Go and ask to see a GAUGE STAFF and have it explained. Brick 65mm Bed joint 10mm Bricks 300mm Beds That means that the bed joint is 10mm.

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