How Many Bricks Do I Need For a 3-Bedroom Bungalow House

How Many Bricks Do I Need For a 3-Bedroom Bungalow House in Kenya?

Approximately 5612 bricks are needed for building a standard 3-bedroom bungalow in Kenya, assuming typical dimensions and using the standard brick size of 225mm x 75mm x 100mm.

These calculations are approximate and can vary based on specific designs, variations in brick sizes, and mortar thickness.

It’s advisable to procure an additional 5-10% of bricks to accommodate breakage and wastage during construction, making it prudent to plan for around 6,100 bricks.

How To Calculate Bricks Needed For a 3-Bedroom Bungalow House

To determine the number of bricks needed for a 3-bedroom bungalow house in Kenya, we need to consider factors such as the size of the bricks, design of the house, and materials used.

Based on the standard brick size used in Kenya, which is 225mm x 75 mm x 110 mm, the estimated number of bricks required is around 5612 bricks.

Bricks  Needed For 2 Bedroom House In Kenya

Here is a step-by-step guide to calculate the bricks needed:

  1. Determine the Dimensions of the House:
    • Assume typical dimensions for a 3-bedroom bungalow: 10 meters by 12 meters.
    • Height of the walls: 3 meters.
  2. Calculate the Total Wall Area:
    • Perimeter of the house = 2*(10 + 12) = 44 meters.
    • Estimated Internal wall Perimeter of the house = 24 meters.
    • Total Wall perimeter= 68
    • Total wall area = Perimeter * Height = 68 meters * 2.5 meters = 178 square meters.
  3. Account for Openings (Doors and Windows):
    • Assume 3 doors (1.2m x 2.1m each) and 7 windows (1.2m x 1.2m each).
    • Total area of doors: 3 * (1.2m * 2.1m) = 7.56 square meters.
    • Total area of windows: 7 * (1.2m * 1.2m) = 10.08 square meters.
    • Total area of openings: 7.56 + 10.08 = 17.64 square meters.
    • Net wall area = Total wall area – Total area of openings = 178- 17.64 = 160.36 square meters.
  4. Determine the Number of Bricks per Square Meter:
    • Standard brick size in Kenya: 235 mm x 120 mm x 85 mm
    • Area of one brick (face side) = 0.235m * 0.12m = 0.0282 square meters.
    • Number of bricks per square meter = 1 / 0.0282 = 35.4 bricks (approx. 35 bricks to account for mortar gaps).
  5. Calculate the Total Number of Bricks:
    • Total number of bricks = Net wall area * Number of bricks per square meter = 160.36 square meters * 35 bricks = 5612.6 bricks.

To be safe, consider purchasing around 7,500 bricks to account for breakage and wastage during construction.

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