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One part in project planning that often causes confusion is calculating how many bricks or pavers you’ll need. You don't want to run out before you finish but you also don't want an entire pallet left unused.
Getting these estimates right is fairly straight forward using just a few figures. To make it easier, Midland Brick has an online brick calculator and paving calculator that will do the calculations for you.
To use the brick calculator or paving calculator, all you need to determine is the area of your wall (width x height) or paving (width x length). This will give you the square meterage of your project. You then simply plug this figure into the Midland Brick calculator and it does the rest (even down to the wastage allowance!) and then rounds off to the nearest part pack or pallet.
The finer points of the brick and paving calculators
Of course, with the many different sizes of bricks and pavers, each will require different quantities – although the finished area remains unchanged. So, you will need determine the exact product you're after before you plug your figures into the brick calculator or paving calculator.
Midland Brick has this all worked out. Once you open the page for your selected product and colour of choice, the brick calculator or paving calculator will give you the exact numbers based on the specific dimensions.
The bricks calculator is available on all of our bricks products.
The pavers calculator is available on all our pavers products.