When it comes to designing and building with brick, size matters. The versatility of clay as a material means that bricks can be made in a wide range of dimensions. The most commonly used work size for bricks in the UK is 215 x 102.5 x 65mm.
Brick dimensions have an impact on a wide range of things such as how the building is designed, the overall aesthetic appearance of a project and how easily the bricks can be laid.
Whatever brick size is chosen for a project it is important to consider these brick size dimensions in the design stage of a project in order to minimise cutting and potential problems on site. The size of the brick and the size of mortar joint chosen will have a big impact on the setting out of the brickwork.
It is important that areas such as window and door openings and brick piers etc. are correctly planned out, as different brick sizes and mortar profiles will affect these aspects of a project.
Download a full brickwork dimensions table, or read on to find out more about different brick sizes and formats.