# Brick Calculator

This **brick calculator** can help you determine how many bricks you need for a brick wall project. With this brick wall calculator, you'll never have to guess how many bricks and how much mortar materials to buy. Keep on reading to learn:

- How to calculate how many bricks you need;
- How much mortar you'll need for your brick wall; and
- How to use this brick calculator.

## How many bricks you need

To find how many bricks you need for any size of brick walls, you can use this very easy-to-follow **brick calculation formula** that is similar to the formula used in determining the number of tiles:

where:

- $n$ is the
**number of bricks**needed; - $L$ is the
**length of the wall**; - $H$ is the
**height of the wall**; - $l$ is the
**length of the brick**; - $h$ is the
**height of the brick**; and - $t$ is the
**thickness of the mortar**between the bricks.

Here is an illustration of these dimensions for your reference:

🙋 Make sure to measure your brick wall's length along a flat elevation grade for precise calculations.

## How much mortar you need for your brick wall

On the other hand, for brick mortar calculations, you can use this formula:

where:

- $v$ is the
**volume of mortar**needed; - $L$ is the
**length of the wall**; - $H$ is the
**height of the wall**; - $n$ is the
**number of bricks**needed; - $l$ is the
**length of the brick**; - $h$ is the
**height of the brick**; and - $w$ is the
**width of the bricks**.

According to this equation, we need to subtract the total brick area from the total wall area and multiply the difference by the bricks' width to find the required mortar volume. If you know mortar density, you can then estimate its mass using the simple .

## How to use our brick calculator

To use our brick calculator, you have to enter the dimensions of your brick wall, as illustrated in the previous section of this text. You can also follow along with these steps when using our brick wall calculator:

**Enter the length and height of your brick**and then your preferred**mortar joint thickness**.**Type in the brick wall's length and height**. You can also enter your wall's total area if you already know that.**Choose accordingly**whether you want to build a single or double brick wall in the**type of wall**options.- As a contingency,
**enter**how much**wastage**percentage you would expect during the construction. At this point, you'll already see how many bricks you need for your wall project.

To use this tool as a brick mortar calculator, answer `yes`

to the **"Want to see the materials for your mortar?" question**, and then follow these steps:

**Enter the width of your brick**to find how much mortar you need for your brick wall.- Like in the number of bricks needed,
**enter your expected wastage**percentage for mortar. - To determine the weight of cement and the volume of sand you need for your mortar mix,
**select a mortar mix ratio**that you need. - You can
**change the cement**depending on what is available in your place to properly determine how many cement bags you'll need to buy.`bag size`

Lastly, you can enter the unit prices of the materials you need (bricks, sand, and cement) to calculate the total material cost of your brick wall.

**concrete columns**as framing for your wall. 🙂