Gauteng

35 km East of Midrand - close to the Rietvleidam
Tel: 011 848-2000
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  • -25° 58’ 54.03”
  • +28° 18’ 26.84”

General Manager: Leo van der Meer
Sales enquiries: Lorraine Ferreira & Precious Mdluli
Logistics: logistics@apollobrick.com

Western Cape

South of Atlantis between N7 & R27
Tel: 021 572-2551
Alt Nos: 079 769 0063 or 071 542 8436
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  • -25° 58’ 54.03”
  • +28° 18’ 26.84”

Chief Executive Officer: Jan Vorster
Sales Enquiries: Yolanda Roos
General Enquiries: Pauline Page

Gauteng (Midrand) 
Tel (011) 848-2000 | Fax +(011) 848-2001 | gauteng@apollobrick.com
Western Cape (Atlantis) 
Tel (021) 572-2551 | Fax (021) 572-2552 | capesales@apollobrick.com

What are the mixing quantities for mortar?

The amount of water added to a mix must be enough to make the mix workable and plastic. Use cement that has the SABS mark (SABS ENV 197-1). Masonry cement that complies with SABS ENV 413-1; strength class 12.5 or higher may be used for mortar and plaster.

A builder's wheelbarrow usually has a capacity of 65 litres

LARGE BATCHES

MORTAR:

  • For laying bricks and blocks in normal applications (SABS Class II)
  • To lay 1000 bricks = 3 bags cement + 0.6 cu. m. sand
  • 1 Bag of cement to 3 wheelbarrows of building sand

PLASTER:

  • For exterior and interior work
  • To lay 100sq.m. (15mm thick) = 10 bags cement + 2 cu. m. sand
  • 1 Bag of cement to 3 wheelbarrows of plaster sand

 

SMALL BATCHES
(Measure with a container such as a bucket, drum or tin)

MORTAR:

  • 1 unit of mortar to 5 units of mortar sand

PLASTER:

  • 1 unit of mortar to 5 units of plaster sand and stone

FAQ Category: 

  • Laying Bricks