The following estimates on the cost of brickwork are very carefully compiled, and will be found trustworthy. It is to be understood that the prices will vary with the cost of materials and labor; but the proportions will be constant.

The figures are based on kiln, or actual, count - that is, with deductions for openings. When the work is measured with no deductions for openings, the cost per thousand may be assumed as about 15 per cent, less than the prices given, which are exclusive of builder's profit.

Cost Of Common Brickwork Per Thousand Brick

Using 1-to-3 Lime Mortar.

1,000 brick .........................................................................

$ 6.00

3 bu. lump lime at $.25 per bu..................................

.75

1/2 load sand (1/2 cubic yard) at $1.50 per load...................

.75

7 hours, bricklayer, at $.35 per hour................................

2.45

7 hours, laborer, at $.15 per hour......................................

1.05

Total............................................................................

$11.00

Using 1-to-3 Portland Cement Mortar.

1000 brick.................................

$6.00

1 1/2 bbl. Portland cement, at $2.60 per bbl.......................

3.90

1/2 load sand, at $1.50 per load............................................

.75

7 hours, bricklayer, at $.35 per hour................................

2.45

7 hours, laborer, at $.15 per hour......................................

1.05

Total............................................................................

$14.15

Using 1-to-4 Lime-and-Cement Mortar.

1,000 brick .........................................................................

$ 6.00

1 1/2 bbl. Portland cement, at $1.50 per load...................

.75

1/2 load sand.........................................

.75

1 bbl. cement...................................................

2.60

7 hours, bricklayer, at $.35 per hour.............................

2.45

7 hours, laborer, at $.15 per hour..............................

1.05

Total............................................................................

$13.60

Using 1-to-3 Rosendale Cement Mortar.

1,000 brick.........................................................................

$ 6.00

1 1/2 bbl. Rosendale cement, at $1.25 per bbl....................

1.87

1/2 load sand.........................................

.75

7 hours, bricklayer, at $.35 per hour...........................

2.45

7 hours, laborer, at $.15 per hour...........................

1.05

Total...........................................................................

$12.12

Cost Of Pressed Brickwork Per Thousand Brick

Using Lime Putty Mortar.

1.000 pressed brick, cost from $20.00 to $40.00, average

$30.00

1 1/2 bu. lime....................................................

.38

1/4 load fine sand...............................................................

.37

30 hours, bricklayer, at $.40 per hour .............................

12.00

15 hours, laborer, at $.15 per hour....................................

2.25

Total............................................................................

$45.00