How Much Does a Brick Weighs ? ( Based on ASTM International, UK Standards, Indian Standard & Australian Standard )

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Summary: 

How much does a brick weighs in different countries?

CountryWeight (kg)Weight (lbs)
United States2.054.5
India3.0 – 3.56.6 – 7.7
United Kingdom3.758.3
Australia3.16.8

 

Note: The weight of the brick may vary depending on size, density, and composition. All the pieces of information shown are average and approximate values. 

 Brick is the oldest and most helpful material used worldwide for masonry construction. Brick masonry is used extensively as a highly durable form of masonry construction.

 In simple terms, brick masonry is constructed by sequentially placing several bricks on the mortar to form a solid mass capable of resisting the imposed loads.

 


 

  1. How Much Does a Brick Weighs  

a. In the United States, based on ASTM International, the average standard red brick weight is around 4.5 lbs or 2.05 kg.

b. In India, based on Indian standard practice, it could weigh around 3 to 3.5 kg,

c. Based on UK standards, it could weigh around 6 lbs or 3.75 kg in the United Kingdom.

d. In Australia, based on Australian standard AS 4455, it could weigh around 3.1 kg on average.

CountryWeight (kg)Weight (lbs)
United States2.054.5
India3.0 – 3.56.6 – 7.7
United Kingdom3.758.3
Australia3.16.8

 


 

  2. Have you ever thought about how much does a brick weighs? (For US)  

Here is a table that can help you know the weight of different bricks available on the market.

TYPE APPROXIMATE WEIGHTSIZE (INCHES)
( Depth X Height X Length)
MODULAR4.2 lbs3-5/8″ x 2-1/4″ x 7-5/8″
STANDARD4.5 lbs3-5/8″ x 2-1/4″ x 8″
JUMBO MODULAR5.1 lbs3-5/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 7-5/8″
JUMBO STANDARD5.8 lbs3-5/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 8″
JUMBO STANDARD (PLT 3)5.6 lbs3-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ x 8″
SLIM JUMBO MODULAR4.1 lbs3-1/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 7-5/8″
QUEEN5.6 lbs3-1/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 9-5/8″
ROMAN4.7 lbs3-1/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 9-5/8″
NORMAN6.4 lbs3-1/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 9-5/8″
JUMBO NORMAN7.8 lbs3-5/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 11-5/8″
SLIM JUMBO NORMAN7.2 lbs3-1/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 11-5/8″
MODULAR ECONOMO6.8 lbs3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ x 7-5/8″
UTILITY102 lbs3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ x 11-5/8″
MONARCH12.5 lbs3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ x 15-5/8″
QUAD14.1 lbs3-5/8″ x 7-5/8″ x 7-5/8″
AMBASSADOR8.8 lbs3-5/8″ x 2-1/4″ x 15-5/8″
DOUBLE UTILITY21.0 lbs3-5/8″ x 7-5/8″ x 11-5/8″
DOUBLE MONARCH25.5 lbs3-5/8″ x 7-5/8″ x 15-5/8″
6″ x 4″ x 16″ THRU-WALL16.0 lbs5-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ x 15-5/8″
8″ x 4″ x 16″ THRU-WALL21.8 lbs7-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ x 15-5/8″
8″ x 8″ x 16″ THRU-WALL42.0 lbs7-5/8″ x 7-5/8″ x 15-5/8″
Read Also: How Many Cinder Blocks Need to Build a Garage

 

Verified Article By Er. Madhu Krishna Poudel
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