These pricing books are a ready checked lists of all the materials and labour requirements for calculating your budget, or estimate for any given works. They are published annually , so are always the most up-to-date figures you could be working with.
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, extensions 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 £5 million in value. So no matter what type of construction works you have, or size of budget there is a pricing guide 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 as 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, they are the building industry bibles.
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 Book 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. Continuously published for over a hundred years, used for works from £15000 to over £5million in value.PSA Schedule of RatesCurrently unavailable due to the demise of Carilion who were the authors
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.