Let us consider a **brick wall** as shown in the below-given drawing.

__Given data:__

Length of the wall = 4m.

Height of the wall = 3m.

The thickness of the wall = 0.23m.

The self-weight of the wall is calculated by the formula

= [unit weight × volume of the wall]

**The volume of the brick wall**

= [length × height × thickness]

= [ 4m. × 3m. × 0.23m.]

= **2.76 cum.**

As per IS: 875(Part-1)-1987, the unit weight of masonry brick ( burnt clay) is **1920kg /cum.**

**The self-weight of the wall**

= [unit weight × volume of the wall]

= [ 1920 kg/cum. × 2.76 cum.]

= **5299.20 kg.**

Now, the question is **" What will be the dead load of the plastered wall?"**

As per IS: 875, the unit weight of cement plaster or cement mortar is 2080 kg/cum.

So, to calculate the dead load of the plastered brick wall, the practical way is to consider an overall unit wt. of 2100 kg/cum.

Now, **the self-weight of the finished wall**

= [unit weight × volume of the finished wall]

= [ 2100 kg/cum. × 2.76 cum.]

= **5796 kg.**

**Note:**Here, the wall thickness is considered (inclusive of plaster) the same as above.

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