What Are Typical Brick Prices?

Typical Range:

$250 - $3,730

Find out how much your project will cost.

Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.

Updated June 21, 2022

Written by HomeAdvisor.

Bricks cost around $550 per 1,000 bricks, or around $0.55 per brick. Depending on the type, quality, and size of brick, the price can range between $250 and $3,730 per 1,000 bricks, or $0.25 to $3.73 per brick. Most people, however, will pay between $340 and $850 per 1,000 bricks, or $0.35 to $0.85 per brick

The total price of the bricks for your project depends on both type and quantity. For example, for building a new house, you may need 10,000 standard clay bricks. But building a firepit may only require 50 to 100 fire bricks.

Brick Prices by Volume

The price of bricks varies and you may pay more per brick if you're only purchasing a small quantity as opposed to a pallet load. Take a look at the typical price of bricks by volume.

Amount of Bricks Cost Range Average Cost
Single Brick $0.50 – $0.60 $0.55
Pallet $250 – $800 $525
1,000 $500 – $600 $550

Single Brick Price

A single brick can range from $0.25 to $10 depending on the type of brick and if it’s an antique. However, common bricks usually run between $0.50 and $0.60 each.

Brick Prices per Pallet

You could pay anywhere from $250 to $800 or more for a pallet of bricks. Prices vary a lot based on the type of material and the manufacturer, who ultimately chooses how many bricks are sold in their pallet. While 500 is the standard, some manufacturers package 510 bricks and others put 250 in their pallet.

Pallet prices also depend on the type of brick. For example, getting bricks to install a paver patio costs between $300 and $700 per pallet, not including labor. Reclaimed brick pallets are similar in price.

Brick Price per Thousand

On average, a thousand bricks cost between $500 and $600 but could run as low as $250 and as high as $3,730. Many manufacturers sell by the thousand.

Brick Prices per Square Foot

Regular bricks typically cost $2.50 to $8 per square foot, not including other materials or labor. High-end and antique brick costs the most, while standard red brick costs the least. 

Facing brick and brick veneer cost $3 to $10 per square foot. These bricks often have a special color, pattern, or texture, as they're used for the decorative outer covering of a building, wall, or other brick project. Thin brick veneer will cost the least while full and fancy-facing bricks cost the most.

Brick siding costs $4 to $8 per square foot for the materials alone, and $15 per square foot, all-in. For brick siding, the final cost depends on whether you use full brick, thin brick veneer, or faux brick veneer.

Price of Bricks by Type

The price of bricks varies considerably by type. Common red clay bricks are the least expensive while high-end facing bricks and antique brick cost the most. Depending on the type of brick you choose, you'll pay anywhere from $0.40 to $10 per brick.

Average costs of 7 brick types, including red brick, fire brick, and antique brick
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Red Brick

Red bricks cost $0.40 to $0.90 per brick, or $400 to $900 per 1,000. Made of clay, these bricks are the most common and affordable type.

Engineering Brick

Engineering brick costs $0.40 to $0.90 per brick or $400 to $900 per 1,000. These bricks are stronger than standard red bricks and are resistant to frost and water damage. You'll find engineering bricks in ground works, retaining walls, and damp proof courses. They're often cored, meaning they have several uniform holes in the center to allow water to pass through.

Fire Brick

Fire bricks cost $0.50 to $1.30 per brick, or $500 to $1,300 per 1,000. Also known as refractory brick, fire bricks are usually ceramic to withstand extremely high temperatures. You'll find fire brick in fire pits, fireplaces, furnaces, kilns, and brick ovens.

Used Brick 

Used brick costs $300 to $700 per pallet of 500 to 510 bricks. For 1,000 used bricks, expect the price to fall between $600 and $1,400. And, if you only need a handful of bricks, you'll pay between $0.60 and $1.40 per brick

Buying used bricks is increasingly popular as it's an eco-conscious option. The weathered look is enduringly charming, and the brick, while previously used, is still strong and durable. Plus, of course, red brick is made from clay, a naturally derived material, so you're repurposing a natural product that still has many years of life left, and when you're done, it can be recycled again or can decompose back to its original state. Speak to a local brick masonry contractor to see if they're able to source high-quality used brick for your project.

Thin Brick Veneer

Thin brick veneer prices range from $0.25 to $2 per brick or $250 to $2,000 per 1,000 bricks. These are roughly half the depth of standard bricks and are used for siding or when structures require less weight than that of traditional bricks. 

Brick veneer is made from clay, gravel, and cement, and sometimes, with recycled old brick. It's not as strong as regular brick, and isn't used for structural support, but is more decorative in nature.

Face Brick 

Expect to pay between $1.20 and $1.80 for a single face brick or an average of $5 per square foot.

Face bricks are often used as a type of siding. Contractors adhere thin bricks to existing walls, adding both protection and decoration without having to completely redo your home’s exterior. The average cost to brick a house is $18,000, including labor.

Antique Brick 

A single antique brick usually costs between $7 and $10. They’re much more expensive than regular used bricks because they have certain features that make them rare.

Price factors for an antique brick include:

  • Color: Unusual colors like light pink or cream raise the price.

  • Firing method: Professional brickers or even home inspectors can tell if a rare firing was used.

  • Intact: The more intact an antique brick, the more it costs.

  • Stamps: Bricks with a stamped location or manufacturer name are worth more.

  • History: Bricks with a proven unique history are highly valuable.

Common Brick Brands

Brick prices vary by brand as well as by size, type, and color. The two most common brick brands in the United States are Acme and General Shale. 

Acme

Acme bricks cost $0.35 to $0.75 per brick, typically. Prices per 1,000 bricks are $350 to $750, but you could pay more, depending on the type of brick you choose. Acme produces an array of hard-fired clay bricks in many colors, finishes, and types, so their prices range accordingly.

General Shale

General Shale thin bricks cost $0.90 to $1.65 per brick or $900 to $1,650 per 1,000 bricks. Note that this cost can vary based on type, size, and color. General Shale thin veneer bricks are popular for their wide selection, quality, and durability, and all of the thin brick products contain real clay.

FAQs

Where can I buy brick?

Most brick manufacturers or distributors have websites where you can get estimates and place orders online. Home improvement stores also have brick available but there usually isn’t as much variety. For antique bricks, eBay is a great resource.

It’s also a good idea to talk to a brick contractor to find information on buying brick. They’ll have insights on which bricks work best for different projects, as well as for your specific region.

How do I buy bricks?

You can buy bricks online or at a brick or home improvement store, but since masonry stores aren’t as common, online is likely your best bet. Again, it’s not a bad idea to talk to your local brick contractor to see if they have any recommendations.

What are bricklaying prices?

Depending on your project, bricklaying prices range anywhere from $280 to $18,000 but could run as high as $75,000.

How many bricks come on a pallet?

The number of bricks on a pallet depends on the company or seller. Many distributors provide 500 to 510 bricks per pallet but some sell by the thousand. Home improvement stores tend to vary, sometimes offering 250 bricks per pallet.

How many bricks do I need?

To work out how many bricks you need, work out the surface area of the project you're planning. You'll also need to know the brick dimensions if they're a non-standard size, so you can figure out how many bricks there are per square foot. 

For standard bricks, there are around 7 bricks per square foot. So, if you're building a regular, single layer brick wall, here's what you'd do to figure out the number of bricks you need:

  • Length of wall x height of wall = surface area

  • Surface area square footage x 7 = total number of bricks

  • Total number of bricks + 10% for wastage = the number of bricks you should purchase

You can also use an online brick patio paver calculator to work out how many bricks you'll need for your project.

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