4th Edition

Spon's Estimating Costs Guide to Electrical Works Unit Rates and Project Costs

By Bryan Spain Copyright 2008
    296 Pages
    by Spon Press

    296 Pages
    by Spon Press

    All the cost data you need to keep your estimating accurate, competitive and profitable.

    Do you work on jobs between £50 and £50,000? Then this book is for you.

    Specially written for contractors and small businesses carrying out small works, Spon's Estimating Cost Guide to Electrical Works provides accurate information on thousands of rates, each broken down to labour, material overheads and profit for residential, retail and light industrial premises. It is the first book to include typical project costs for new installations, stripping out, rewiring and upgrading for flats and houses.

    In addition, vital information and advice is given on setting up and running a business, employing staff, tax, VAT and CIS4s.

    For the cost of approximately two hours of your charge-out rate (or less), this book will help you to:

    • produce estimates faster
    • keep your estimates accurate and competitive
    • run your business more effectively
    • save time.

    Preface  Introduction  Part 1: Unit Rates  Part 2: Project Costs  Part 3: Business Matters  Part 4: General Data


    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 45 books, mainly on construction costs.