4th Edition

Spon's Estimating Costs Guide to Minor Works, Alterations and Repairs to Fire, Flood, Gale and Theft Damage Unit Rates and Project Costs, Fourth Edition

By Bryan Spain Copyright 2008
    336 Pages
    by Spon Press

    330 Pages
    by Spon Press

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    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, 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.

    Preface. Introduction. 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 finishings. Alterations and repairs. Spot items. Part Two: Damage Repairs. Part Three: Approximate Estimating. Part Four: Plant and Tool Hire. Part Five: General Construction Data. Part Six: Business Matters. 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.