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Spon's External Works and Landscape Price Book 2015

Edited By

AECOM



ISBN 9781482264432
Published October 8, 2014 by CRC Press
624 Pages

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Book Description

This year’s book has a strong approximate estimates section, with most measured works items also presented as composite items.

Now in its 34th edition, Spon's External Works and Landscape Price Book 2015 offers the only comprehensive source of information for detailed external works and landscape costs. It covers all the items to be found in hard and soft landscape contracts, and forms an indispensable reference book for quantity surveyors, landscape architects, contractors and local authority managers – essential for compiling estimates, specifications, bills of quantities and works schedules – no matter what the size of the project being undertaken.

Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with internet access to this 2015 edition until the end of December 2015. We now provide Spon’s Online, a versatile and powerful online data viewing package, which replaces the estimating software and ebook of recent years.

The book now uses a combination of NRM1 and NRM2 as the measurement standards. This edition includes the following new and significantly developed items

  • Further NRM format composites
  • Suspended paving systems
  • Precast walkways
  • New Marshalls paving ranges
  • Reconstituted stone bottle balustrades
  • …and now with a number of landscape cost models.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Thirty-Fourth Edition vii
Acknowledgements xi
How to Use this Book xxiii
Worked Examples xxv
Labour Rates Used in this Edition xxvi
Computation of Mechnical Plant Costs xxvii
How this Book is Compiled xxix
PART 1: GENERAL 1
Labour Rates Used in this Edition 3
Computation of Labour Rates Used in this Edition 5
Notes on the New Rules of Measurement (NRM) used in this Edition 11
Computation of the Cost of Materials 13
Landfill Tax 15
The Aggregates Levy 17
Cost Indices 23
Regional Variations 25
PART 2: RATES OF WAGES – BUILDING INDUSTRY 27
Building Industry Wages 29
PART 3: APPROXIMATE ESTIMATING RATES 33
Cost models 35
Preliminaries 38
8.1.1 Site Clearance 40
8.1.2 Preparatory Groundworks 43
8.2.1 Roads Paths Pavings and Surfacings 49
8.2.2 Special Surfacings and Pavings 71
8.3.1 Soft Landscaping Seeding and Turfing 73
8.3.2 External Planting 79
8.3.3 Irrigation Systems 93
8.4.1 Fencing and Railings 95
8.4.2 Walls and Screens 99
8.4.3 Retaining Walls 107
8.4.4 Barriers and Guardrails 110
8.5 External Fixtures 111
8.6 External Drainage 113
PART 4: PRICES FOR MEASURED WORKS 121
Introduction 121
New Items for 2015 122
1 Preliminaries 128
2 Off-site Manufactured Materials, Components
and Buildings 140
3 Demolitions 142
4 Alterations, Repairs and Conservation 148
5 Excavating and Filling 149
6 Ground Remediation and Soil Stabilization 158
10 Crib Walls, Gabions and Reinforced Earth 167
11 In Situ Concrete Works 174
13 Precast Concrete 181
14 Masonry 182
19 Waterproofing 195
21 Cladding and Covering 197
28 Floor, Wall, Ceiling and Roof Finishings 198
29 Decoration 206
33 Drainage Above Ground 208
34 Drainage Below Ground 209
35 Site Works 240
Clarification notes on labour costs in this
section 240
Excavation of pathways 240
Filling to make up levels 240
Surface treatments to granular bases 241
Formwork for concrete pavings 241
Reinforcement to concrete pavings 241
Expansion joints 241
Channels 242
In situ concrete pavings 243
Granular pavings 244
Macadam surfacing 246
Resin bound surfacing 248
Resin bonded surfacing 250
Marking car parks 250
Cellular confined bases 251
Cellular confined granular pavings 252
Cellular pavings 253
Woodchip pathways 254
Specialized mortars for pavings 255
Suspended paving 255
Precast concrete block pavings 256
SUDS permeable block pavings 258
Brick pavings 260
Precast concrete slab pavings 263
Reconstituted stone slab pavings 267
Deterrent slab pavings 268
Grass concrete 268
Natural stone slab pavings 270
Natural stone setts 272
Cobble pavings 272
Timber decking 272
Steps 275
Boreholes 276
Cold water 276
Rainwater harvesting 277
Irrigation 279
Fountains and water features 283
Internal water features 283
Lakes and ponds 284
Swimming pools 289
35 Site Works – Bases 292
Hardcore bases 292
Type 1 bases 292
35 Site Works – Kerbs and Edgings 294
Foundations to kerbs 294
Precast concrete kerbs 295
Precast concrete edgings 297
Stone kerbs 297
Stone edgings 298
Brick edgings 300
Timber edgings 301
Metal edgings 302
35 Site Works – Street Furniture 304
Barriers 304
Bases for street furniture 304
Bins: litter/waste/dogwaste/salt and grit 306
Bollards 309
Cycle holders/cycle shelters 312
Flagpoles 313
Generally 314
Pergolas 314
Picnic tables/sundry furniture 315
Plant containers 315
Seating 317
Signage 320
Smoking shelters 321
Stones and boulders 322
Tree grilles/tree protection 322
35 Site Works – Sports,
Play Equipment, Surfaces 324
Market prices of sports and play surfacing
materials 324
Sports equipment 324
Playground equipment 325
Natural sports pitches 329
Play surfaces 329
Tennis courts 331
36 Fencing 333
37 Soft Landscaping 352
39 Electrical Services 446
PART 5: TABLES AND MEMORANDA 459
INDEX 553

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