# What is the thickness required of a masonry wall?

In this article you will learn how to identify the thickness of walls. brick walls may be built with varying thicknesses no matter what bonds are used to build them.

Thickness of wall may be vary according to the place of constructing wall like exterior or interior wall of the building. If the wall is exterior then they are kept thicker of about two to three bricks. But if the wall is interior or partition wall, then the wall are constructed generally of one bricks.

Thickness of wall also depends upon load bearing and non load bearing wall. The load bearing wall above the ground should be thicker to bear huge amount of load on it. Non load bearing wall may be thick but should be tightly attached above the ground and ceiling.

The thickness of a wall is chosen keeping in mind a few important factors depending on the dampness and temperature of the location.

The thickness of walls can help provide adequate insulation to a structure. The load-bearing requirements of a building must also be considered when planning the thickness of walls. Last but not least the budget of the project will have the primary say in the thickness of the wall as the Mason can only build using the materials they have available to them.

Once the thickness of a wall is noted by how it correlates to the length of a single brick a

Half brick wall is a thickness equal to a brick splits halfway along its length. Full brick wall has a thickness equal to the length of a single full brick. A 1 and a half brick wall has a thickness equal to the combined length of a full and a half brick. A 2 brick wall has a thickness equal to the combined length of two bricks.

The majority of brick walls are built between one and three bricks thickness.

Here is Numerical Example for thickness of wall according to heat resisting capacity of wall.

Q) What is the thickness required of a masonry wall having thermal conductivity 0.75 W/mK if the heat rate is to be 80% of the heat rate through a composite structural wall having a thermal conductivity of 0.25 W/mK and a thickness of 100 mm? Both walls are subjected to the same surface temperature difference.

I hope this article on “Thickness required of a masonry wall” remains helpful for you.

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