Sand and Cemet per m2 of Brickwork

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by Jimbo, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. Jimbo

    Jimbo New Member

    Hi All

    Just trying to build a new front wall, full brick thick flemmish bond I think. Question is, how much sand and how much cement will I need per m2 of brickwork?

    Also - was planning to use building sand for mortar and pointing, is this right?

    Thanks
    Jim.
  2. brickie-nw

    brickie-nw New Member

    why dont you just buy a 1 ton bag of building sand and half a dozen bags of cement to start with? you can always go back if you are short and buy the odd 25kg bag of sand. as for the pointing part of the question then you should use the same materials as you did when you were laying it because when you build it after you have tapped the bricks down to the line you will have excess mortar on the bed joint. after cutting of with the trowel you will be left with a flush joint which you will use your pointing tool (either pointing trowel or jointing bar) to apply your finish and remember not to leave it to long before pointing or you wil end up with a poor pointd finish. also found this on the net dont know if it is any good?

    There are 60 bricks to 1 square metre and you will use approximately 0.022 cubic metres of wet sand and cement to lay them with 10mm joints, this is equivalent to approximately 60kg. so in 1 batch of 4:1 sand:cement mix you will need 45kg of sand and 15kg of cement.
  3. jasonb

    jasonb New Member

    As its a one brick wide wall you will use 0.07m3 of mortar, 0.03m3 is what it takes for a half brick wall.

    Jason
  4. Jimbo

    Jimbo New Member

    Thanks guys. It's only a small area of brick work so will probably just go with bags from Focus for now.

    Thanks!
  5. ­

    ­ New Member

    Be warned that 1 tonne bags of sand are often a different colour from the 25kg bags as they are sourced from different pits.
  6. jonob

    jonob Member

    Be warned that 1 tonne bags of sand are often a
    different colour from the 25kg bags as they are
    sourced from different pits.


    at my merchant they bag up their own 25kg and 1 ton bags so its the same sand

    ;)

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