The unit of measurement in brickwork is the 1000 bricks, ordinarily.

To determine the number of bricks in a wall, multiply each square foot of surface by 7 (sometimes 7 is used) which is the average number of bricks per foot of wall when 4" thick. Add 5% for breakage. Deduct for openings over 2' square. For walls thicker than 4", make suitable allowance.

A mason can lay 800 to 1000 common and 300 to 400 face bricks in a day.

Bricks may be laid in lime mortar or in cement mortar.

Analysis Of Cost Factors Per 1000 Bricks, Lime Mortar 1:3

Brick, 1000 @................................................

Lime, 3 bu. @................................................

Sand, cu. yd. @............................................

Mason, 10 hrs. @.............................................

Tender, 10 hrs. @.............................................

Total....................................................$

Analysis Of Cost Factors Per 1000 Bricks, Cement Mortar 1:3

Brick, 1000 @................................................

Portland cement, 1 bbl. @....................................

Sand cu. yd. @.............................................

Mason, 10 hrs. @.............................................

Tender, 10 hrs. @.............................................

Total................................................... . .$