Standard Size of Brick

Standard Size of Brick | India, US, UK, Singapore, Pakistan, Nepal, Hongkong, Japan, Australia, Romania, etc.

 

In this article, we will discuss the standard size of brick across the world. Different countries have different standard brick sizes which are given below.

 

  1. Introduction  

The brick size that is given by the government to all the brick manufacturing industries to maintain the uniformity in the size of bricks is called as standard size of brick. 

The standard size of a brick differs from country to country.

The standard size of brick is prepared by following the rules of the government. The rules of Government defines the standard size of brick which should be followed by all brick manufacturing industries.

 

CountrySize
 
United States(203 mm × 92 mm × 57 mm) or 7⅝ ” × 3⅝” × 2¼”
 
India (190 mm x 90 mm x 90 mm)
 
U.K(215 mm x 102.5 mm x 65mm)
 
Australia   (230mm  x 110mm  x 76mm)
 
Russia(250 mm × 120 mm × 65 mm)
 
Bangladesh(10” x 5” x 3” ) or (230 mm x 114 mm x 76 mm )

Manufactured Size ( 9” x 4. 5” x 2. 8” )

 
China( 240 mm × 155 mm × 53 mm)
 
Denmark(228 mm × 108 mm × 54 mm)
 
Germany(240 mm × 115 mm × 71 mm)
 
Pakistan(8.75” x 4.25” x 2.75” )
 
Nepal(240 mm x 115 mm x 57 mm)
 
Hongkong(29 cm x 13 cm x 7 cm)
 
Japan(210 mm × 100 mm × 60 mm)
 
Romania(240 mm × 115 mm × 63 mm)
 
South Africa(222 mm × 106 mm × 73 mm)
 
Sri Lanka(205 mm x 95 mm x 75 mm)
 
Sweden( 250 mm × 120 mm × 62 mm)
 
Malaysia(215 mm x 96 mm x 70 mm – common bricks

215 mm x 102 mm x 70 mm – facing bricks)

 
Kenya(225 mm x 110 mm x 75 mm)
 
Tanzania(30 cm x 14 cm x 9 cm)
 
Singapore(218 mm x 100 mm x 68 mm)
 

 

Standard Size of Brick

 

  2. Standard Brick Size for Different Countries  

 

  a. Standard Brick Size in the United States  

In the US, modern general bricks (controlled by the American Society for Testing and Materials i.e. ASTM) are accurately (203 mm × 92 mm × 57 mm) or 7⅝ ” × 3⅝” × 2¼”.

 

  b. Standard Brick Size in India  

The standard brick size in India is 190 mm x 90 mm x 90 mm as per the rule of BIS.

With mortar thickness, the size of the brick will be 200 mm x 100 mm x 100 mm which is also known as the nominal size of the modular brick.

 

  c. Standard Brick Size in the U.K  

Currently, bricks in the UK are prepared to a standard brick size of 215mm length, 102.5 mm breadth, and 65 mm height (215 mm x 102.5 mm x 65 mm) and placed with a nominal 10mm mortar joint.

However, there is an increasing trend for more non-standard brick dimensions, such as Wienerberger Roman and Megaline bricks.

 

  d. Standard Brick Size in Australia  

There are many brick sizes in Australia depending on the type of brick you are utilizing. The standard brick size in Australia is 76mm high x 230mm long x 110mm wide or   (230 mm x 110 mm x 76mm).

 

  e. Standard Brick Size in Russia  

The standard size of brick in Russia is 250 mm × 120 mm × 65 mm.

 

  f. Standard Brick Size in Bangladesh  

In Bangladesh, the standard size is given by Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI).

The standard size of brick in Bangladesh is 10” x 5” x 3”  or (230 mm x 114 mm x 76 mm ).

But commonly manufactured size is 9” x 4. 5” x 2. 8” .

 

  g. Standard Brick Size in China  

The standard size in China is 240 mm × 155 mm × 53 mm.

 

  h. Standard Brick Size in Denmark  

The standard size of brick in Denmark is 228 mm × 108 mm × 54 mm.

 

  i. Standard Brick Size in Germany  

The standard size of brick in Germany is 240 mm × 115 mm × 71 mm.

 

  j. Standard Brick Size in Pakistan  

The normal size of a brick in Pakistan is 8.75” x 4.25” x 2.75” without cement mortar. The brick size with cement mortar is 9” x 4.5” x 3”.

 

  k. Standard Brick Size in Nepal  

There are different sizes of bricks in the market but according to the National building code of Nepal (NBC 109-1994), the normal size of brick utilized in Nepal is 240 mm x 115 mm x 57 mm.

 

  l. Standard Brick Size in Hongkong  

The standard size of brick in Hongkong is normally 29 cm x 13 cm x 7 cm.

 

  m. Standard Brick Size in Romania  

The normal size of a Brick in Romania is 240 mm × 115 mm × 63 mm.

 

  n. Standard Brick Size in South Africa  

The general/standard size of a brick in South Africa is 222 mm × 106 mm × 73 mm.

 

  o. Standard Brick Size in Srilanka  

BS 3921 of 1995 and Sri Lanka Standard (SLS) 39 of 1981 (i.e. normally for brunt clay bricks) for a non-modular single size of 205 mm x 95 mm x 75 mm.

 

  p. Standard Brick Size in Sweden  

The normal size of a Brick in Sweden is 250 mm × 120 mm × 62 mm.

 

  q. Standard Brick Size in Malaysia 

The normal size of a Brick in Malaysia is

215 mm x 96 mm x 70 mm – common bricks

215 mm x 102 mm x 70 mm – facing bricks.

 

  r. Standard Brick Size in Kenya  

The normal brick size in Kenya is 225 x 110 x 75 mm. With a 10 mm mortar joint thickness, the sizes sum up 235 mm x 120 mm x 85 mm.

 

  s. Standard Brick Size in Tanzania  

The normal brick size in Tanzania is 30 cm x 14 cm x 9 cm.

 

  t. Standard Brick Size in Singapore  

The normal brick size in Singapore is 218 mm x 100 mm x 68 mm.

 

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