Standard Brick Size – Brick Dimensions that you MUST Know

Brick is one of the most common and basic structural units in the construction of buildings. Brick dimensions matter a lot, when it comes to choosing standard brick sizes.  Different projects have unique requirements and specifications, which calls for specific size and formation of bricks.

Do you know the brick we use today, takes it form back in about 3,500 BC? That is considered as the greatest breakthrough. Want to know more about history? Read on the history of bricks and brickmaking here.

Standard brick size
Standard brick size

Well, today brick manufacturers make clay out of burnt clay. In fact they use mixture of clay, sand, and lime. They just fire this brick in a kiln and that end up with a dry brick you know. Humans have been making and using different standard brick sizes from Roman to Norwegian and from Monarch to a modular brick. There’s a long-list of brick dimensions that are common among builders and construction professionals.

So, if you’re looking to buy bricks for your home, it is very important that you know which size to pick and also different properties of bricks.

[su_box title=”Interesting to Know” style=”glass” box_color=”#df6804″]Important to Note – when we use the term “nominal size” we refer to the size of brick including the mortar thickness.[/su_box]

What Are the Typical Modular Home S...
What Are the Typical Modular Home Sizes And Dimensions?

So, here’s our take today on some types of standard brick sizes:

Types of Bricks Depending Upon Nominal Dimensions:

Standard brick sizes actually vary from one type to another.

Here, we have listed some types along with their standard dimensions in inches using the format of Depth x Height x Length. You can take screen shot and copy this standard brick size chart.

[su_box title=”Don’t Forget to Read this article” style=”glass” box_color=”#df6804″]Besides the size of the brick, it also take various shapes. Move here to know about different shapes of bricks. [/su_box]

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Brick Type Dimensions (Inches) Dimensions (mm)
Modular Brick 3-5/8″ x 2-1/4″ x 7-5/8″ 92 x 57 x 194
Modular Economo 3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ x 7-5/8″ 92 x 92 x 194
Standard 3-5/8″ x 2-1/4″ x 8″ 92 x 57 x 203
Engineering Brick 3 5⁄8” × ​2 3⁄4” x 7 5⁄8” 92 x 71 x 194
Jumbo Modular 3-5/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 7-5/8″ 92 x 70 x 194
Jumbo Standard 3-5/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 8″ 92 x 70 x 203
Jumbo Standard (PLT 3) 3-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ x 8″ 92 x 67 x 203
Slim Jumbo Modular 3-1/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 7-5/8″ 76 x 70 x 194
Roman 3-1/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 9-5/8″ 92 x 41 x 295
Norwegian 3-1/8″ x 2 3⁄4” x 9-5/8″ 92 x 71 x 295
Norman 3-1/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 9-5/8″ 92 x 57 x 295
Jumbo Norman 3-5/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 11-5/8″ 92 x 70 x 295
Slim Jumbo Norman 3-1/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 11-5/8″ 79 x 70 x 295
King 3-1/8″ x 2-5/8″ x 9-5/8″ 76 x 67 x 244
Queen 3-1/8″ x 2-3/4″ x 9-5/8″ 79 x 70 x 244
Monarch 3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ x 15-5/8″ 92 x 92 x 397
Double Monarch 3-5/8″ x 7-5/8″ x 15-5/8″ 92 x194 x 397
Ambassador 3-5/8″ x 2-1/4″ x 15-5/8″ 92 x 57 x 397
Danish Hand Mould 3-5/8″ x 2-1/4″ x 7-5/8″ 92 x 57 x 194
Utility 3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ x 11-5/8″ 92 x 92 x 295
Double Utility 3-5/8″ x 7-5/8″ x 11-5/8″ 92 x 194 x 295
Quad 3-5/8″ x 7-5/8″ x 7-5/8″ 92 x 194 x 194
Thruwall 3 types
6″ x 4″ x 16″ Thru-Wall 5-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ x 15-5/8″ 143 x 92 x 397
8″ X 4″ X 16″ Thru-Wall 7-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ x 15-5/8″ 194 x 92 x 397
8″ X 8″ X 16″ Thru-Wall 7-5/8″ x 7-5/8″ x 15-5/8″ 194 x 194 x 407


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Different dimensions of Bricks
Different dimensions of Bricks

Standard Brick Size For Different Countries:

As every country has its own building standards and regulations, combined with architecture, the standard size and nominal dimensions of bricks vary from country to country. There is still a standard size that is maintained by global companies, but most of the time, every region follows its own. Here, we have mentioned the standard brick sizes in inches for different places.
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Country/Region Brick Type Standard Size (L x D x H) (inches)
America USA Modern brick 8.4 × 4.03 × 2.55
Modular brick 7-5/8 × 3-5 × 8 × 2-1/4
England UK Modern brick 7.9 x 3.62 x 2.24
Modular brick 7.6 x 3.62 x 2.24
Australia Standard brick 9.05 x 4.3 x 2.99
India Standard brick 7.4 x 3.5 x 3.5
Bangladesh Standard brick 9-1⁄2 x 4-1⁄2 x 2-3⁄4
Nepal Standard brick 9.44 x 4.5 x 2.24
Cyclonic Areas Large, hollow bricks 11.4 x 5.11 x 3.54

[su_box title=”Interesting to Know” style=”glass” box_color=”#df6804″]The size of the conventional bricks dimension used in the United States is 203 × 92 × 57 mm[/su_box]

Standard Size of Bricks in America
Standard Size of Bricks in America

I’ve tried to explain and include all the common dimensions of bricks in the world. It’s now your turn to let me know how you’d like my post and what you want more on this topic. Let me know by leaving a comment below and don’t forget to share with your friends!

[su_box title=”What’s Next !!!” style=”glass” box_color=”#df6804″]Now that you’ve selected the size of the brick, it’s the time to calculate how many bricks you need in your wall. Read here for a detailed tutorial. [/su_box]

Saad Iqbal is a professional civil engineering and freelance write. He's passionate about structures, construction management, and home improvement topics. He's been working as a Senior Engineer in a consultant firm for over 8 years. Besides he loves writing informative and in-depth content focused on construction and home-related topics. You can catch him at his linkedin page or reach out via our contact us page.

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