The main types of brick sizes available include Standard, Modular, Norman, Roman, Jumbo, Economy, Paver, Engineer, King, Queen, Utility, and Thru-Wall bricks.
So how much does a standard brick weigh?
A standard size brick measures 8 inches by 3 5⁄8 inches by 2 1⁄4 inches and weighs 4.5 pounds (2.04 kg).
More commonly used modular bricks have slightly different dimensions (7 5/8 inches by 3 5/8 inches by 2 1/4 inches). These bricks weigh 4.2 pounds (1.90 kg).
The other types of bricks available are heavier and can weigh as much as 42 pounds (19.05 kg).
Weights Of Different Types Of Bricks
- Modular – 3.8 pounds (1.72 kg)
- Standard – 4.2 pounds (1.90 kg)
- Kingsize – 4.4 pounds (1.99 kg)
- Eng. Kingsize – 4.6 pounds (2.08 kg)
- Engineer – 4.7 pounds (2.13 kg)
- Norman – 6.0 pounds (2.72 kg)
- Closure – 6.1 pounds (2.76 kg)
- Eng. Norman – 7.0 pounds (3.17 kg)
- 16″ Modular – 7.3 pounds (3.31 kg)
- 12″ Utility – 9.1 pounds (4.12 kg)
- 16″ Utility – 11.5 pounds (5.21 kg)
- Triple – 12.1 pounds (5.48 kg)
Interesting tidbits about bricks:
Bricks of all shapes and sizes have been used by man for thousands of years. They’ve been used in making a wide range of domestic dwellings, commercial buildings, walls, pavements, roads, and many other constructions.
Made from clay, fly-ash or mortar, these small building blocks are strong, durable and energy efficient.
They also add a touch of style to any building.
As time has gone by, it has become necessary for each country to introduce standard brick sizes.
In the United States, official brick sizes are decided by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
How Much Does A Paver Brick Weigh?
Designed to be used on roads and driveways, paver bricks are heavier and more durable bricks. These bricks are one or two inches thick.
They range in weight from 11 to 22 pounds (4.98 to 9.97 kg) each, depending on their thickness.
How Much Does A Cube Of Brick Weigh?
Most bricks today are sold in cubes instead of sold individually.
A cube of bricks consists of 500 bricks and weighs approximately 2,000 pounds (907 kg).
~ Fun Fact ~
The Great Wall of China is one of the most iconic constructions ever made of bricks. This huge building project took hundreds of years to complete. A lot of restoration work on the wall continues to this day. With a length of approximately 13,171 miles, it’s believed there are as many as 4 billion bricks in this enormous wall!