Hi Everyone,

Could someone please confirm my understanding of the below costs of brick supply and lay.

Not including the foundation / Slab

Building a brick wall.

I have found basic bricks as cheap as 60cent each with the top end quality at $1.50 per brick.

I have asked brickies the cost of laying a brick and been told anywhere from $1.00 - $1.20 per brick.

Using the standard size brick (something like 200mm x 100mm) there are roughly 52 bricks per m2 in laying a wall.

So lets asume my bricks costs me $1 each and I get someone to lay them for $1 per brick then would the following be true?

Based on a wall height of 2.7m heigh It would cost me ......

Materials : 52 bricks per m2 @ $1 a brick = $52 m2

Labour: 52 bricks per m2 @ $1 a brick = $52 m2

Therefore $104 m2

Given a wall height of x 2.7m high the cost of laying a wall would be

$104m2 x 2.7 heigh = $280 per linear meter.

This is for one "Skin" / row and

- If I was to build a double brick wall the cost would be double per m2 ie - $560 per linear meter.

- If I were to build a brick vaneer wall the cost would be $280 per linear meter for the outside brick wall part and aprox 70% of the cost of brick for the timber frame (being 70% of $280 per linear meter) is $196 per linear meter making it $280 (brick) + $196 (Timber Frame) ie $476 per linear meter.

Is my math correct? Please advise,

Thanking you all in advance

Andrew

BTW - how cheap do brickies lay for ca$h given the downturn in the building industry?