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How Many Bricks in a Pallet in Australia?

Bricks lie at the heart of many construction projects.

Bricks can be used to create homes, walls, paths and almost anything else you can think of.

Wondering exactly how many bricks you’ll end up with if you order a pallet?

Read on as we cover everything you need to know.

How many bricks are in a pallet?

Bricks come in pallets in order to maximize the number of bricks that can be shipped to a site.

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A standard pallet for shipping bricks will have between 300-500 bricks on it.

For example:

  • PGH: 400 Paint Grade Common bricks per pellet, 336 Smooth Face Common bricks per pellet.
  • Selkirk: 380 clay bricks per pack.
  • Austral: “Packs vary in units depending on the product, but are approximately 400 bricks”

How much does each brick weigh?

Each brick weighs about 3kg.

This is the weight of a typical common or face brick in Australia, which is used for external walls and other purposes such as walls, landscaping and paths.

How much does a pallet of bricks weigh?

The weight of a pallet of bricks is around 1.2 – 1.5 tonnes (based on a single brick weighing 3kg and there being 400 – 500 bricks in a pallet).

How many bricks are in a standard m2?

If you’re planning a construction or DIY project, you’ll need to know how many bricks are in a square metre.

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The standard brick size for Australian suppliers is generally 76mm x 230mm x 110mm.

Including mortar, there are 48.5 standard bricks per square metre.

However, most bricklayers allow 50 per square metre which takes into account potential breakage.

How much does a pallet of bricks cost?

Expect to pay anywhere between $600 – $1000 per 1000 bricks (two pallets) for common bricks and $800 to $1,300 per 1000 for face bricks.

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However, there are many factors that affect the cost of your bricks, and we’ll try to cover them all below.

Some considerations include:

  • Type of brick (face brick, clay brick, common brick)
  • Quantity (smaller orders may attract a premium price)
  • Quality (low quality products will be cheaper than high quality ones)
  • Region and location (if you want to ship a pallet interstate, this may incur an additional fee from the supplier)
  • Brand name (there are some big players in the market who may charge a premium)

How many bricks do you need to build a house?

There are a number of factors that can affect how many bricks you’ll need, such as the size of your house, your brick choice and whether your home is single or double storey.

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It will also depend on whether your house is brick veneer or double brick construction.

Here are some estimates we’ve come across:

  • single-storey house: 15,000 to 25,000 bricks
  • double-storey house: 40,000 to 50,000 bricks

FAQ

What is the strongest type of brick?

Class-A engineering bricks are the strongest type of brick, but Class-B bricks are more popular.

Why do some bricks have three holes?

Some bricks have holes in them because they weigh less, save on raw materials for the brick manufacturers, and ensure that the mortar is able to seep through more easily.

Why are bricks red?

Bricks are red because they’re exposed to an atmosphere with an excess of oxygen during the firing process. The minerals in the clay, notably the iron oxide, absorb the oxygen, giving bricks their red colour.

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Steve Kropp

Based in Melbourne, Steve's passion is vegetable gardening, and he’s been writing about it for almost 5 years. He also loves all things DIY and is always looking for a new project. When not working on his own garden projects or blogging, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, cooking meals with produce harvested from his garden, and coaching his son’s footy team.

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