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We stock and sell all the published building price books for estimating, tendering and costing building works for the UK construction industry.
There are price guides for all types of construction work covering new builds large and small, alterations and refurbishment, property maintenance and repairs. Also specialist price guides for Electrical and Mechanical Services, Landscaping works, Decoration work and Civil Engineering works.
There are pricing books for all sizes and values of contracts from £5k to over £4 million in value.
So no matter what type of construction works, or size of budget there is a pricing book for it.
Estimating and tendering for a construction project is the most essential task for any builder, or developer. How much will it cost in materials and labour to get the works done and do we make a profit!
The pricing books are literally the building blocks of any estimate. They provide estimators with prices for every single item used and man hours of labour involved. They also include a 'Preliminaries' section which lists most of the other costs such professional fees, industry and government taxes and ancillaries such as scaffolding and power plant etc.
All pricing books are based on the industry standard method of measurement, or more recently new rules of measurement and civil engineering method of measurement where appropriate.
All the books listed have been in publication for over 40-100 years and are all well respected within the construction industry. BCIS (Building Cost Information Service) Price Books and Guides
The biggest range of pricing books covering New Build, Alteration and Refurbishment, Small Works, Painting and Decoration and Maintenance and Dilapidation costs.
CESMM4 (Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement) Carbon and Price Book
The ICE Civil Engineering Carbon and Pricing BookGriffiths Building and Civil Engineering Price Book
Ideal for works up to £1million, and available as a Book, or USB format for mobility.Hutchins Priced Schedules for Small Works and Construction Maintenance
For small to medium building projects from £100k to £500k and construction maintenance from £5 to £50k range.
Available either as a Book, USB Stick for portability. Individual sections of the book are also available on separate USB Sticks. Laxton's NRM and SMM Building Price Books
The only price book available in either "SMM", or "NRM" versions and in a Book, or CD-ROM formats.PSA Schedule of Rates
For those involved in government, housing and utilities works, using measured term contracts.
The Books cover Building Works, Electrical Services, Mechanical Services, Landscape Work, Decoration Work and Property Maintenance Works.
They are also available in either Book, or PDF eBook formatsSPON'S Price Books and Estimating Cost Guides
Spon's publishes estimating cost guides for smaller works valued from £5 to £50k.
There are separate books for Architects and Builders, Mechanical and Electrical Services, Civil Engineering and Highway Works and Landscape and External Works costing in excess of £4 million.