19 Jul Factors Affecting The Cost Of Bricks
Considering carrying out a renovation on your building? Or you want to build an extension in your workstation or library? Make bricks a must have for your project. Bricks have this timeless look and feel that makes them right for any construction project. Apart from its visual appeal, bricks are high performing building materials with low maintenance, durability and weather resistant.
Before you get started on your project, we recommend you talk to a professional to get a sense of what your project might cost, and what you would need (we are assuming you don’t possess the necessary qualifications to undertake the project all by yourself).
Before you jump right into the job, you need to know the cost of bricks per 1,000.
We’ve created this article to help you know the costs of bricks on an average.
The Cost Of Bricks Per 1000
The following are the price ranges of bricks per 1000
Handmade brick £900-£1,200
Engineering brick Class A £500-£700
Engineering brick Class B £500-£700
Clay facing brick £700-£900
Common machine made brick £600-£800
These prices are subject to change and are dependent on location. So prices in urban areas will be higher than those in rural areas. From the price estimate above, the cheapest brick per 1000 will come at £500 will the most expensive will fall around £1,200
Daily Charges By Bricklayers
Prices vary between bricklayers. But on an average, under good conditions a bricklayer can do as much as 500 bricks daily, at a cost of £150-£200 daily.
Factors That Affect Brick Cost
Type of brick
Different bricks have different prices. Ensure your budget matches your preferred type of brick. As we’ve already established earlier in the article, bricks range from £500 to £1,200. It is essential you plan the right budget to match your job. Some of the brick types include;
These are one of the cheapest, and they cost roughly £600 per 1000. Mind you, unlike other bricks, these bricks are not ideal for weight bearing courses
Known for its stunning look, facing bricks are great for adding more visual appeal to your project. It has a large collection of colors which makes it ideal for carrying out sophisticated projects. Prices range from £700 to £900 per 100.
Ideal for building foundations. They have weather resistant properties, in addition to their durability. Class A and Class B engineering bricks cost £500 per 1000 bricks.
Other factors that affect the cost of bricks include
The production process of bricks affect the final price. Machine made bricks are generally less expensive than handmade bricks. The latter is around £600-£800 per 100 while the former goes for £900-£1200 per 1000.
Demand and supply will affect market prices. Increase in demand means more persons are in need of it, and it will boost the price. In addition a limited supply will also increase price.