What is Brick | Nominal Size and Architecural Size | What is Brick Masonry

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Brick is the basic building unit which is in the form of rectangular block in which length to breadth ratio is 2 but height can be different.

A standard metric brick has coordinating dimensions of 225 x 112.5 x 75 mm (9”×4½” ×3“) called nominal size and

working dimensions (actual dimensions) of 215 x 102.5 x 65 mm (8.5“ * 4 *2.5) called architectural size.

Brick Masonry

The art of laying bricks in mortar in a proper systematic manner gives homogeneous mass which can withstand forces without disintegration, called brick masonry.

Terms Related to Brick

The surfaces of a brick have names:

Top and bottom surfaces are called beds.

Ends are headers or header faces.

Sides are stretcher or stretcher faces.

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