# How Many Bricks Required For 1000 Square Feet House?

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The number of bricks required in a 1000 square feet house depends upon various factors. See the detailed post below to understand the complete concept of brick calculation in house.

# How Many Bricks Required For 1000 Square Feet House? Brick Calculation in House

Approx 20955 bricks are required for 1000 square feet house by using IS standard brick size including 10% wastage. In this, we have considered a plan having 3 rooms, 1 kitchen, 2 bathrooms, 1 hall, 1 staircase and 1 extra room at front for any purpose.

## Bricks Required For 1000 Square Feet House: Brick Calculation in House

The number of bricks needed for 1000 square feet house construction depends upon a few key factors like-
• Type of structures in the plan
• Size of the brick being used,
• Pattern of the brickwork,
• Thickness of mortar layer
• Wastage of bricks at site

To calculate the number of bricks needed for 1000 square feet house, we have some requirements and considerations in the house.

### Requirements

We have following requirements in a 1000 square feet house.
• Total construction area = 1000 square feet
• This plan having 3 rooms, 1 kitchen, 2 bathrooms, 1 hall, 1 staircase and 1 extra room at front for any purpose.
• Number of main gate = 1
• Number of all room doors = 4
• Number of kitchen door = 1
• Number of bathroom door = 2
• Number of total windows = 8
• Height of brick work above ground and below DPC level = 2 feet
• Height of parapet wall = 3.5 feet
• Thickness of all outer wall = 9 inch
• Thickness of all inner wall = 4 inch

### Considerations

We have following considerations in a 1000 square feet house.
• Size of construction area = 40 feet (length) × 25 feet (width)
• Main gate size = 7 feet × 5 feet or 84 inch × 60 inch
• Room door and kitchen door size = 7 feet × 3 feet or 84 inch × 36 inch
• Bathroom door size = 7 feet × 2.5 feet or 84 inch × 30 inch
• Window size= 4 feet × 3 feet or 48 inch × 36 inch
• Height of brickwork above DPC level = 10 feet
• Indian standard brick size = 190×90×90 mm
• Thickness of mortar = 12 mm

## Face Area Calculation in 1000 Square Feet Plan of Areas of Wall

To calculate number of bricks in 1000 square feet house, we need to calculate face area or covering area of brick masonry work in different areas.

### Face Area of All Parts of The House

Face area is area which is to be covered by bricks or to be used as open.

### Total Face Area of All Outer Walls Below DPC Level

= Total length of wall × Height of wall
= (40 feet + 20 feet + 40 feet + 20 feet) × 2 feet
= 120 feet × 2 feet
= 240 square feet

### Total Face Area of All Outer Walls Above DPC Level

= Total length of wall × Height of wall
= (40 feet + 20 feet + 40 feet + 20 feet) × 10 feet
= 120 feet × 10 feet
= 1200 square feet

### Total Face Area of All Side Parapet Walls

= Total length of wall × Height of wall
= (40 feet + 20 feet + 40 feet + 20 feet) × 3.5 feet
= 120 feet × 3.5 feet
= 420 square feet

### Total Face Area of Inner Walls of Room, Kitchen Bathroom, Hall and Stair Case Room

= Face area of all inner walls × height of the walls
= 120 feet × 10 feet
= 1200 square feet

### Total Face Area of Openings Like Doors and Windows in the House

= Face area of (1 main gate + 4 room doors + 1 kitchen door + 2 bathroom doors + 8 windows)
= Number of doors or windows × (length of door or window × width of door or window)
= 1 (7 feet × 5 feet) + 4 (7 feet × 3 feet) + 1 (7 feet × 3 feet) + 2 (7 feet ×2.5 feet) + 8 (4 feet ×3 feet)
= 35 square feet + 84 square feet + 21 square feet + 35 square feet + 96 square feet
= 271 square feet

Let us consider total inner wall length in the construction site is 120 feet (including room, kitchen, bathroom, hall and stair case room.

### Calculate Net Face Area of the Walls

= Face Area of All Outer Walls Below DPC Level + Face Area of All Outer Walls Above DPC + Face Area of All Side Parapet Walls + Face Area of Inner Walls - Face Area of Openings Like Doors and Windows

Since, outer walls are made of double thickness of bricks. So, we will multiply the face area by 2.

= 2(240 square feet) + 2(1200 square feet) + 420 square feet + 1200 square feet - 271 square feet
= 4229 square feet

### Face Area of a Single Brick With 12 mm Mortar Thickness

= (Length of Brick + Thickness of Mortar) × (Height of Brick + Thickness of Mortar)
= (190 mm + 12 mm) × (90 mm + 12 mm)
= 202 × 102
= 20604 mm² or 0.222 square feet

## Total Number of Bricks Required For 1000 Square Feet House

Total Number of Bricks Required For 1000 Square Feet House
= Net Face Area of Brick Walls / Face Area of a Single Brick
= 4229 square feet / 0.222 square feet
= 19049.5 Bricks (Say 19050 Bricks)

### Wastage Consideration

Taking 10% waste during brick masonry works and total construction works.
So, total number of brick is 19050 + 10% of 19050 = 20955 Bricks

### Final Result

The total number of bricks required for 1000 square feet house is 20955 nos approximately.

So, we would need approximately 20955 bricks to cover the walls of a 1000 square feet house assuming a standard wall height of 10 feet, mortar thickness of 12 mm and the standard brick size of 190×90×90 mm.

It's important to note that this calculation is an estimate and may vary depending on factors such as the pattern of the brickwork, the size of the mortar joints and the amount of waste generated during construction. It's always a good idea to order a few extra bricks than what you think you'll need in the construction.

## What are the Factors Those Can Affect the Estimation of Bricks

Note that, the above formula is just an estimate and the actual number of bricks required can vary depending on several factors. Following are some of the main factors that can affect the estimate:

### Type of Structure Can Affect the Estimation

The types of structures to be buildup can affect the estimation of brick, suppose in the starting time you select 4 inch wall thickness and after you decide 10 inch wall then the brick estimation may affected. Also, if you want to changes in the structure this would also affect the brick estimation.

### Brick Size Can Affect the Estimation

The size of the bricks being used can significantly affect the number of bricks required. Smaller bricks will require more joints and therefore more mortar, increasing the number of bricks required.

### Pattern Can Affect the Estimation

The pattern of the brickwork can also affect the number of bricks required. For example: a herringbone pattern will require more cuts and therefore more waste, increasing the number of bricks required.

### Waste Factor Can Affect the Estimation

The waste factor can vary depending on the skill level of the mason and the complexity of the design. A more experienced mason may be able to minimize waste, while a complex design may require more cuts and therefore more waste.

### Thickness Can Affect the Estimation

The thickness of the brickwork can also affect the number of bricks required. Thicker walls will require more bricks and therefore increase the overall estimate.