Bricks

Dry pressed (solid) & extruded (hollow)

100 bricks per m² for double brickwork

50 bricks per m² for single brickwork

1 brick costs about 75 cents

Brickies mix for one barrow of mud

10 shovels of sand

2 shovels of cement

2 buckets of water (approx)

To lay 1,000 bricks you need to order:-

1¼ ton of sand or 45 bags of sand (40 kg bags)

16 bags of cement (20 kg bags)

wall ties & veneer ties – order 5 per m²

Blocks (200X400)

12.5 blocks per m2

1 m³ concrete fills 100 blocks

1 ton of sand and 4 bags of cement lays 300 blocks

1 block costs about $3.50

Render

Render mix for barrow mix

8 shovels of sand

2 shovels of cement

1 shovel of plastermaster

2 buckets of water (approx)

1 ton of sand & 4 bags of cement & 1 plastermaster

renders 45 m²

Concrete

Garage slab on average is 6m x 6m x 100mm thick which is equal to 1 truck load measuring 6m³ and costing about $1,100

Steel – F72 sheet steel covers 14 m² and costs about $100 per sheet

7mm steel bars x 200mm squares

Steel Beams

PFC is a U shaped beam

UB is an I shaped beam

UB 25 means 25 x the length of the beam gives you the weight in KGs

For example a UB25 x 5 m long = 125 KGs in weight (equivalent to 1 Kenny Campbell)