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How Many Bricks in a Pack?

How Many Bricks in a Pack?

There are several standard pack sizes for bricks in the UK and they can contain either 430 or 504 or even 600 or more bricks. Other premium bricks can be ordered in packs of 250 or 500, making ordering a specific quantity easier when you spend more money.

Common bricks are often delivered strapped and unpalletised. Premium bricks are usually wrapped in shrink-wrap plastic for protection.

Size Matters

The maths you require to estimate the number of packs you will need for a project is also pretty simple. For a 65mm metric-size brick you will need 60 per square metre, so a pack of 430 Weinerberger Caldera Red Facing Bricks will cover up to 7 metres with a small allowance for wastage.

If you are looking for heritage bricks, perhaps you need to match something in a conservation area, then older, reclaimed bricks will be bigger. Imperial-sized bricks may be 3 inches or 75mm, so you will need 50 per square metre.

The Weinerberger Pembridge Red Brick comes in packs of 504, delivering up to eight metres at a smaller cost than the Calderas.

Ibstock Grainger Antique Brick

Ibstock Grainger Antique Brick
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Wienerberger Caldera Red

Ibstock Grainger Antique Brick
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Brick Deliveries

A pack of bricks will be delivered on a pallet for ease of handling and transport. A pallet load will weigh approximately 860kg, almost a ton, so bear that in mind if you are planning on using your own transport.

If you are working on a smaller site, perhaps a domestic extension to the back of a private house, it’s always a good idea to stack your bricks off the ground on a dry pallet.

Some packs come wrapped with metal straps and are not palletised, but are stacked to allow forklift access or lifting via a Hiab. Make sure there is a level area for these to be unloaded onto.

Brick Handling

number of bricks in a wheelbarrow

Moving bricks around a site can be difficult, they are heavy and if they are not palletised then you will need a decent-quality wheelbarrow. You should be able to move up to sixty bricks in a single barrow.

That’s seven or eight barrow-loads per pack, so should keep the apprentice busy before it’s time to put the kettle on.

Always check the packs of bricks for transportation damage when they are delivered. Bricks are hard-wearing and resistant to the worst the British climate can throw at them, but can sometimes become broken or crushed if badly handled.

Splitting the Difference

Some builders merchants will split a pack if there is a requirement for a specific number of feature bricks but be prepared for the price to go up to cover the additional handling and preparation prior to delivery.

In many cases, it is as economical to buy an entire pack and to have a few bricks left over. As you probably know, there’s nothing worse than being a few bricks short at the end of a job!

The exception here is the Ibstock Grainger Antique Brick range which can be supplied in half-packs to keep costs competitive. The full pack works out a little cheaper per brick, but overall, you can save the bottom line by getting as close as possible to the number required.


A pack of 100mm concrete blocks adds up to 72 and will cover just over seven square meters. When you are ordering bricks for your cavity wall build you will need a similar, matching number of pallets of blocks.

At Wade, we deliver kerbside to the address given to us when you order bricks or blocks. Contact us to discuss your delivery needs and for any help with ordering the right quantity of material for your project.

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