For most builders and contractor or clients, the most challenging problem is being able to know how many block there are in 1square meter.
So If i were to charge a client per square meter in bricklaying, how many blocks actually make a square meter or 1m²?
In order to be able to determine the number if blocks needed for every 1m², we have to be able to calculate the area of the surface area of one block.
As a Nigerian, I’ll always love to use things within my environment as a reference and so I’ll love to use our blocks.
Nigerian blocks have length of 1.6 ft. The height is actually 9 inches…
Now let’s convert these to the S.I unit (meters)
1.6 ft = 45.72cm
9 inches = 22.86cm
Now let’s convert from cm to meter by dividing by 100
45.72/100 = 0.4572m
22.86/100 = 0.2286m
Now let’s calculate the area of each block
What’s the Area Of a Block?
We simply multiply the length by the height to get the area.
Area = 0.4572 x 0.2286 = 0.1045
Now we want to lay blocks on 1m²
So we divide 1m² by 0.1045 to get the number of blocks
1/0.1045 = 9.6 blocks
Therefore, in every 1m², we have a total of 9.5 blocks or 10 blocks but as you know, we would need to leave some space for bonding..
Therefore, let’s assume we leave the space for half block as space for bonding.
Now you know the number of blocks required to fill a 1m² space when constructing walls with Flemish and English bonds.
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