How Much Does It Cost to Brick a House?

Typical Range:

$8,900 - $25,000

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Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.

Updated June 24, 2022

Written by HomeAdvisor.

The average cost to brick a house is between $8,900 and $25,000, or about $18,000. However, installing brick siding can fall between $9 to $28 per square foot, with an average of $15 per square foot, depending on the material and labor. Other factors such as accessibility, brick type, and project size will affect your project’s cost.

2022 Notice: Material Prices are Surging

Demand for siding has grown over the past year. And, as a result, manufacturers are increasing materials prices. Prices have gone up 5% to 10% this year, and many parts of the country are experiencing long delivery times. If you're planning a siding project, we recommend starting as early as possible in the season, preparing for potential price fluctuations, and allowing extra time to order materials.

Brick Siding Costs 

Low Cost Average Cost High Cost
$8,900 $18,000 $25,000

Brick Costs By Type

The type of brick siding influences that final cost. Here’s a look at popular options.

TypePer Square FootHow Is It Sold?
Face Brick Siding
(real 4” brick)
$4 - $8Per Hundred or Thousand
Thin Brick Veneer Strips
(real brick)
$3 - $10Per box or case
Faux Brick Veneer
(manufactured stone strips)
$4 - $10By box
Faux Brick Panel Siding
(epoxy or polyurethane)
$6 - $10By panel (size varies)

Brick vs. Veneer Siding

Traditional brick walls are structural support systems for your home, are one 4-inch layer thick, and requires mortar and time to install. The cost to install traditional brick siding is $14 to $28 per square foot

On the other hand, thin brick veneer siding is only half an inch to 1-inch thick and costs $10 to $20 per square foot. Brick veneer still has some of the benefits of traditional brick siding, such as insulation and fire-resistant exterior.

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Brick Siding Installation Cost Factors

Home Size

The size of your home plays a major role in how much it costs to add brick siding to it. The more square footage you want to be covered in brick, the more this project will cost. The average cost to add bricks to a 2,500-square-foot home is $12,000 to $25,000, including the materials needed and labor.

Full House

Homeowners who want to receive the benefits of brick like extra durability, long lifespan, and increased property value install brick around their entire home. The cost to brick the whole exterior of a 2,500 square feet home is $20,000 to $70,000. Here’s how the price breaks down:

Cost FactorsPrice Range
Bricks$10,000 - $17,500
Mortar$1,200 - $500
House wrap$1,400 - $3,000
Labor$10,500 - $50,000+
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Front of House

On the other hand, some homeowners have siding that’s in good standing and only want to brick the front of their home. The cost of bricking the front of a house with 1,000 square feet of exterior walls comes out to about $10,000 to $30,000.

Type of Brick

Not all brick is the same. The type of brick siding you want to install around your home can increase the cost. For example, if you want the traditional 4-inch brick, you’ll pay $4 to $8 per square foot. But if you want a faux brick panel, it’ll cost $6 to $10 per square foot


Another factor that plays into the total cost is project complexity. If you want your brick siding to be installed with a pattern, you can expect to pay more in labor fees than a basic brick installation. Also, if you want your wall painted, you’ll need to consider how the cost of painting a brick wall will influence this project’s price. 

Installation Method

The installation method that your pro decides to use for your brick siding will add to the total project cost in labor and material fees. For example, a thick-set application method would take more time and material than a thin-set method. 


If your home has multiple stories and you want to install brick siding to the top, it’ll add 25% to 35% in labor fees.

Existing Siding

Removing existing siding before installing brick will also cause the price of your project to increase. Also, if you only need to repair your existing brick wall, then brick wall repair costs$600 to $2,500 for a 1,000 square foot home.

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Brick Installation DIY vs. Hiring a Professional

Since labor is a significant component of brick siding installation, some homeowners see the appeal of DIYing this task and saving money. However, bricking your home is an energy- and time-consuming process that you want to be done correctly. 

Professionals encourage people to have 50 hours of experience applying bricks before doing a project on their own because it's difficult to lay the materials correctly. A pro can additionally calculate the weight of the finished project and can determine any foundation work needed. Finally, failing to apply mortar correctly results in structural weaknesses. When it comes to brick siding on your home, it's better to contact an experienced siding professional.

Labor Costs

A professional bricklayer charges $50 to $100 an hour. Expect 100 to 200 hours of labor for a 1,000-square-foot home. With multiple masons working on your project, expect it to take anywhere from one to three weeks.


What are the benefits of brick siding?

Brick exteriors are one of the most common and traditional types of house siding. For a good reason, here are some of the advantages of installing brick siding:

  • Energy-efficient

  • Durable against time and the weather

  • Fire-resistant

  • Requires little to no maintenance

  • Dampens sound

  • Aesthetics

Can you brick an existing house?

Yes, you can install brick on an existing home. One method is to have your mason remove your current siding and install actual brick. Another option is to apply a brick veneer on your exterior walls after removing your siding.

Will bricking my house give me a return on my investment?

Installing a brick siding to your home can give you a return on investment (ROI) of 77% on average, but it’s not uncommon to reach well over 80% in ROI.

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