Brick Sizes & Dimensions In Different Countries

The standard sizes and dimensions of the bricks may vary country wise. Based on the app, the bricks are built with different shapes and sizes. For large bricks it becomes complicated to burn them perfectly and the bricks turn out to be too heavy for being positioned single handedly. Contrarily, for small bricks, more quantity of mortar is essential. So, a standard dimension should be set for several brick works. Actual size (or the indicated size), is the real dimension of the brick. Nominal size contains the actual size and the width of the mortar joint. Maximum bricks are built keeping in mind that the nominal sizes are into a grid of 4 inch and adheres to the modules of other building materials like doors, windows, and wood components.


Face brick dimensions:

Face bricks refer to the bricks which are placed on outer surfaces of a structure or houses. Go through the following chart of the standard dimensions regarding face brick on different countries (both in imperial and metric unit).

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Sizes of Bricks in different countries

Standard Brick Size in England

“In England, the length and width of the common brick becomes consistent for several periods but the depth differs from about two inches (about 51 mm) or smaller in earlier times to about two and a half inches (about 64 mm) more in present time. In the United Kingdom, generally size of a modern brick is 215 × 102.5 × 65 mm (about 8 5/8 × 4 1/8 × 2 5/8 inches), which contains a minimal 10 mm (3/8 inch) mortar joint, develops a unit size of 225 × 112.5 × 75 mm (9 × 4 1/2 × 3 inches), for a ratio of 6:3:2.”

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Brick Sizes & Dimensions in different countries