How to calculate no of bricks cement and sand for 1m3 brickwork | how much cement and sand required for 1m3 brickwork**, **in this topic we learn about how to calculate cement and sand quantity for 1m3 brickwork.

We know that in many Asian country building structure and construction of house used brick for the the formation of brick wall. Cement mortar used as adhesive or binding material for laying of brick in brick wall.

Strength of brickwork depends on a many factors like Bond strength between laying of brick, thickness of cement mortar quality of bricks which will be used and proper curing of water.

So in this topic we know about how to calculate cement and sand required for 1m3 brickwork.

First we should need familiar with brickwork, it is Laying of brick one another above by using cement mortar as binding or adhesive material. Brickwork is used for construction of house wall, water tank reservoir, boundary wall retaining wall and for many purpose in civil construction.

The cement and sand mix is known as cement mortar, mortar thickness will be **10 mm to 12 mm** in brickwork. It is good thickness for gaining high strength of brickwork. More or less than above mention size of mortar thickness will decrease the strength of brickwork.

We know that there is two size of brick wall size is used worldwide one is being 9 inch wall and second one is being 4 inch wall. In other single skin (half) brick wall and double skin (full) brick wall. However, in this calculation I have taken cement and sand for brickwork of 9 inch wall.

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**Mortar ratio:- 1:6** (one part of cement mix with 6 parts of sand) mortar is used for 9 inch wall.

**How to calculate no of bricks, cement and sand ****required**** for 1m3 brickwork**

Number of bricks, cement sand quantity in 1 cubic metre of brickwork is depend on cement mortar thickness and brick wall size. There are three types of brick wall size 4.5 inch brick wall, 9 inch brick wall and 13.5 inch brick wall. Let us discuss about number of bricks in 1 cubic metre of brickwork.

**Mortar calculation in 1m3 brickwork**

Given volume of brickwork is equal 1m3, thickness of cement mortar is equal 10mm, nominal size of brick = 200 ×100 ×100 mm and actual size of brick = 190 × 90 ×90 mm.

**Calculate number of bricks for 1m3**

To figure out number of bricks required for 1 cubic meter brickwork, you will need to divide total volume of brickwork by volume of one brick with mortar such as 1m3 ÷ (0.20 × 0.10 × 0.10) m3, 1m3 ÷ 0.002m3 = 500 nos bricks. Thus, you will need 500 bricks in 1 cubic meter brickwork.

**Calculate quantity of mortar for 1m3 brickwork**

To figure out quantity of mortar needed for 1m3 brickwork, you should subtracting the actual volume of 500 bricks from total volume of brickwork, then resulting figure multiply by 1.33 to calculate dry volume of mortar.

Actual volume of 500 bricks = 500 × 0.19 × 0.09 × 0.09 = 0.7695m3, wet volume of mortar = 1m3_ 0.7695m3 = 0.2305m3, dry volume of mortar = 0.2305 × 1.33 = 0.3m3. Thus, you will need 0.3m3 of dry ingredients (cement & sand) of mortar for 1m3 brickwork.

How much mortar and bricks required for 1m3 brickwork? generally you will need 500 modular bricks and 0.3 cubic meter of dry cement mortar (mixture of cement and sand) for 1m3 (cubic meter) brickwork.

Given volume of brickwork is equal 1m3, thickness of cement mortar = 10mm, nominal size of brick = 200 ×100 ×100 mm and actual size of brick = 190 × 90 × 90mm.

**Calculate number of bricks for 1m3**

To figure out number of bricks required for 1m3 brickwork you will need to divide total volume of brickwork by volume of one brick with mortar such as 1m3 ÷ (0.20 × 0.10 × 0.10)m3, 1m3 ÷0.002m3 = 500 nos bricks, thus you will need 500 bricks in 1m3 brickwork.

**How to calculate cement in brickwork**

To calculate the amount of cement needed for brickwork, you’ll first need to determine the volume of mortar required. The typical mix ratio for mortar in brickwork is 1:6 (1 part cement to 6 parts sand). Follow these steps:

1. Measure the volume of the brickwork in cubic meters (length x width x height).

2. Calculate the dry volume of mortar through volume of brickwork

3. Determine the mortar ratio, usually 1:6 (1 part cement to 6 parts sand).

4. Add the ratio parts together (1 + 6 = 7) to get the total parts in the mix.

5. Divide the volume of dry mortar by the total parts (volume ÷ 7) to find the volume of cement needed.

6. Multiply the volume of cement by the density of cement (usually around 1440 kg/m³) to get the weight of cement required.

**Cement quantity required for 1m3 brickwork**

In general, for 1m3 brickwork, you would need 1.25 bags of 50kg cement at 1:6 mix, 1.5 bags of 50kg cement at 1:5 mix, 1.8 bags of 50kg cement at 1:4 mix, and 2.2 bags of 50kg cement at 1:3 mix.

**Cement required for 1 cubic meter brickwork 1:6**

Dry volume of mortar is about 0.3m3, takin mix ratio 1:6, add this ratio such as 1+6 =7, you get total proportion is equal to 7 and part of cement quantity is 1/7 of dry volume of mortar.

Cement quantity = 1/7 × 0.3m3 × 1440kg /m3 = 62kg, one cement bag weighs around 50kg, so number of bags of cement such as 62÷50 = 1.25 bags, thus you will need 1.25 bags of 50kg cement for 1m3 brick masonry by taking 1:6 mix.

1.25 bags (62 kgs) of cement quantity required for 1 cubic metre of brickwork by taking mix ratio 1 part cement to 6 parts of cement.

Therefore, the amount of cement required for **1 cubic meter** of brick work with cement mortar **(1:6)** is **1.25 bags of 50kg or 62 kg**.

**Cement required for 1 cubic meter brickwork 1:5**

Dry volume of mortar is about 0.3m3, takin mix ratio 1:5, add this ratio such as 1+5 =6, you get total proportion is equal to 6 and part of cement quantity is 1/6 of dry volume of mortar.

Cement quantity = 1/6 × 0.3m3 × 1440kg /m3 = 72kg, one cement bag weighs around 50kg, so number of bags of cement such as 72÷50 = 1.5 bags. Thus you will need 1.5 bags of 50kg (72kg) cement for 1m3 brick masonry by taking 1:5 mix.

1.5 bags (72 kgs) of cement quantity required for 1 cubic metre of brickwork by taking mix ratio 1 part cement to 5 parts of sand.

Therefore, the amount of cement required for **1 cubic meter** of brick work with cement mortar **(1:5)** is **1.5 bags of 50kg or 72 kg**.

**Cement required for 1 cubic meter brickwork 1:4**

Dry volume of mortar is about 0.3m3, takin mix ratio 1:4, add this ratio such as 1+4 =5, you get total proportion is equal to 5 and part of cement quantity is 1/5 of dry volume of mortar.

Cement quantity = 1/5 × 0.3m3 × 1440kg /m3 = 87kg, one cement bag weighs around 50kg, so number of bags of cement such as 87÷50 = 1.8 bags. Thus you will need 1.8 bags of 50kg (87kg) cement for 1m3 brick masonry by taking 1:4 mix.

1.8 bags (87 kgs) of cement quantity required for 1 cubic metre of brickwork by taking mix ratio 1 part cement to 4 parts of sand.

Therefore, the amount of cement required for **1 cubic meter** of brick work with cement mortar **(1:4)** is **1.8 bags of 50kg or 87 kg**.

**Cement required for 1 cubic meter brickwork 1:3**

Dry volume of mortar is about 0.3m3, takin mix ratio 1:3, add this ratio such as 1+3 =4, you get total proportion is equal to 4 and part of cement quantity is 1/4 of dry volume of mortar.

Cement quantity = 1/4 × 0.3m3 × 1440kg /m3 = 108kg, one cement bag weighs around 50kg, so number of bags of cement such as 108÷50 = 2.2 bags. Thus you will need 2.2 bags of 50kg (108kg) cement for 1m3 brick masonry by taking 1:3 mix.

2.2 bags (108 kgs) of cement quantity required for 1 cubic metre of brickwork by taking mix ratio 1 part cement to 3 parts of sand.

Therefore, the amount of cement required for **1 cubic meter** of brick work with cement mortar **(1:3)** is **2.2 bags of 50kg or 108 kg**.

**Sand quantity required for 1 cubic metre brickwork**

In general, for 1m3 brickwork, you would need about 9 cubic feet of sand at 1:6 mix, about 8.8 cubic feet of sand at 1:5 mix, about 8.5 cubic feet of sand at 1:4 mix, and about 8 cubic feet of sand at 1:3 mix.

**Sand required for 1 cubic meter brickwork 1:6 (cement : sand)**

Dry volume of mortar is about 0.3m3, takin mix ratio 1:6, add this ratio such as 1+6 =7, you get total proportion is equal to 7 and part of sand quantity is 6/7 of dry volume of mortar.

Sand quantity = 6/7 × 0.3m3 × 35.3147 = 9 cubic feet, thus you will need 9 cft or 0.26m3 of sand for 1m3 brick masonry by taking 1:6 mix.

9 cu ft or 0.26m3 of sand quantity are required for 1 cubic metre of brickwork by taking mix ratio 1 part cement to 6 parts of sand.

Therefore, the **amount of Sand** required for **1 cubic meter** of brick work with cement mortar **(1:6)** is **9 CFT (cubic feet) or 0.26 cubic meter, or 420kg.**

**Sand required for 1 cubic meter brickwork 1:5 **

Dry volume of mortar is about 0.3m3, takin mix ratio 1:5, add this ratio such as 1+5 =6, you get total proportion is equal to 6 and part of sand quantity is 5/6 of dry volume of mortar.

Sand quantity = 5/6 × 0.3m3 × 35.3147 = 8.8 cubic feet, thus you will need 8.8 cft or 0.25m3 of sand for 1m3 brick masonry by taking 1:5 mix.

8.8 cu ft or 0.25m3 of sand quantity are required for 1 cubic metre of brickwork by taking mix ratio 1 part cement to 5 parts of sand.

Therefore, the **amount of Sand** required for **1 cubic meter** of brick work with cement mortar **(1:5)** is **8.8**** CFT (cubic feet) or 0.25 cubic meter, or 400kg.**

**Sand required for 1 cubic meter brickwork 1:4 **

Dry volume of mortar is about 0.3m3, takin mix ratio 1:4, add this ratio such as 1+4 =5, you get total proportion is equal to 5 and part of sand quantity is 4/5 of dry volume of mortar.

Sand quantity = 4/5 × 0.3m3 × 35.3147 = 8.5 cubic feet, thus you will need 8.5 cft or 0.24m3 of sand for 1m3 brick masonry by taking 1:4 mix.

8.5 cu ft or 0.24m3 of sand quantity are required for 1 cubic metre of brickwork by taking mix ratio 1 part cement to 4 parts of sand.

Therefore, the **amount of Sand** required for **1 cubic meter** of brick work with cement mortar **(1:4)** is **8.5**** CFT (cubic feet) or 0.24 cubic meter, or 384kg.**

**Sand required for 1 cubic meter brickwork 1:3 **

Dry volume of mortar is about 0.3m3, takin mix ratio 1:3, add this ratio such as 1+3 =4, you get total proportion is equal to 4 and part of sand quantity is 3/4 of dry volume of mortar.

Sand quantity = 3/4 × 0.3m3 × 35.3147 = 8 cubic feet, thus you will need 8 cft or 0.225m3 of sand for 1m3 brick masonry by taking 1:3 mix.

8 cu ft or 0.225m3 of sand quantity are required for 1 cubic metre of brickwork by taking mix ratio 1 part cement to 3 parts of sand.

Therefore, the **amount of Sand** required for **1 cubic meter** of brick work with cement mortar **(1:3)** is **8**** CFT (cubic feet) or 0.225 cubic meter, or 360kg.**

**So number of brick, quantity of cement and sand required for 1 cubic metre (1m3) of brickwork are following**

1) number of bricks = 500 nos

2) cement bag = 1.25 bags

3) sand quantity = 9 cuft

**Conclusion:-**

Therefore, 1m3 (cubic meter) of brickwork (1:6) requires **500 bricks, 1.25 50kg bags (or 62kg total) of cement and 9 CFT of sand (1:6)** assuming the standard mix ratio is 1 part cement mixed with 6 parts of sand.

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As per calculation, (1.0 Cu. M Brick Work), the Required Mortar, dry vol. Qty = 0.30 Cu. M.

Based on this Calculation, 30 % Dry Volume, can be used for other Brick wall estimation.

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