If you are building with bricks it is important to know the different standard brick sizes that are available. By knowing the brick sizes you will be able to order the correct quantity of bricks for your project. Table 1 provides the name, nominal and actual brick sizes and the quantity of bricks needed to cover 1 square foot of wall.
Figure 1 - Pallets of bricks
Table 1 - Brick Name - Nominal & Actual Brick Size
Note 1: Quantity of bricks needed to cover 1 sq. ft., with 1/4″ vertical and horizontal mortar joints.