This book provides all the cost data you need to keep your estimating accurate, competitive and profitable. Do you work on jobs between GBP50 and GBP50,000? Then this book is for you. Specially written for contractors, quantity surveyors and clients carrying out small works, this book contains accurate information on thousands of rates, each broken down to labour, material overheads and profit. More than just a price book, it gives easy-to-read professional advice on setting up and running a business.
Table of Contents
Preface. Introduction. Standard Method of Measurement/Trades Link. Part One: Unit Rates. Demolition, Excavation and Filling. Concrete Work. Brickwork and Blockwork. Masonry. Carpentry and Joinery. Metalwork. Roofing. Asphalt Work. Floor, Wall and Ceiling Finishes. Plumbing and Heating. Glazing. Painting and Wallpapering. External Works. Alterations and Repairs. Spot Items. Part Two: Damage Repairs. Emergency Measures. Fire Damage. Flood Damage. Gale Damage. Theft Damage. Part Three: Approximate Estimating. Excavation and Filiing. Concrete Work. Brickwork and Blockwork. Masonry. Carpentry and Joinery. Finishings. Plumbing and Heating. Painting. Wallpapering. Drainage. Part Four: Plant and Tool Hire. Tool and Equipment Hire. Access and Site Equipment. Lifting and Moving. Compaction. Breaking and Demolition. Power Tools. Welding and Generators. Pumping Equipment. Part Five: General Construction Data. General Construction Data. Part Six: Business Matters. Starting a Business. Running a Business. Taxation. Index.
Bryan Spain is a consultant quantity surveyor who specialises in building and civil engineering costs. He has worked in local government, private practice and contracting organisations. He has also written over 50 books, mainly on construction costs.