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Costs: Colour and Texture

With estimating you need to take the textured with the smooth - but at least with a little help you might get it finished. Here, Neil Barnett, resource cost services manager of BCIS, the Building Cost Information Service of the RICS, provides the latest sample cost breakdowns for applied finishes, textures and colours.

These guides reflect the prices a developer might expect to pay on a mediumsized residential project for products in the low to upper-middle specification range. Prices do not include for the contractor’s preliminaries, overhead and profit margin. The base date is June 2010 at UK mean location and prices and are based on the BCIS Online Rates Database (www.bcis.co.uk/ordb).

Walls internally


One mist coat, two full coats microporous contract emulsion: £6.07-6.53m²

One mist coat, two full coats vinyl emulsion paint: £ 6.72-7.23m²

One mist coat, two full coats organic emulsion paint: £ 6.95-7.47m²

One coat Thermoguard Wallcoat, one coat Thermoguard flame-retardant acrylic matt, designated class O surface spread of flames: £7.33-7.88m²

One coat sealer, one water-based undercoat, one water-based eggshell finish: £ 7.47-8.03m²

One mist coat, one full coat microporous contract emulsion paint, one full coat microporous emulsion paint with ‘ragged roll’ finish: £7.69-8.27m²

One mist coat, two full coats microporous ‘designer colour’ emulsion paint: £ 8.36-8.98m²

One mist coat, two full coats Feng Shui emulsion paint: £ 8.50-9.13m²

One mist coat, two full coats insulating emulsion paint: £ 8.80-9.46m²


One mist coat, two full coats air purifying emulsion paint: £ 11.39-12.24m²

Two full coats radiation shielding wall paint, one mist two coats contract emulsion: £ 21.42-23.03m²

One coat primer/adhesive, two coats water-based hygiene paint, high-performance two component epoxy coating: £ 14.03-15.08m²

Size and hang lining paper: £ 4.17-4.49m²

Size and hang decorative wallpaper: £ 8.72-9.37m²

Size and hang decorative vinyl paper: £ 9.05-9.72m²

Size and hang decorative wide width glass fibre-based wallpaper: £ 12.70-13.65m²

Size and hang decorative wide cotton-backed vinyl wallpaper: £ 19.33-20.78m²

6mm mirror plate fixed to wall: £ 144.57-155.41m²

20mm melamine-faced boarding: £ 38.46-41.34m²

White ceramic glazed wall tiling: £ 59.55-66.99m²

Patterned ceramic wall tiling: £ 71.64-80.60m²

Mosaic ceramic wall tiling on supporting sheet: £ 95.95-107.95m²

Mosaic marble wall tiling on supporting sheet: £ 216.59-243.66m²

Natural slate wall tiling: £ 93.11-104.75m²

Polished granite wall tiling: £ 239.23-269.13m²

 

Walls externally


One mist coat, two coats external quality emulsion: £7.89-8.88m²

Four coats lime wash to lime putty render: £7.21-8.11m²

One coat Sandtex Fine Build textured finish: £7.87-8.86m²

One coat Sandtex Matt incl. base coat stabilising solution to unprimed surfaces: £6.17-6.94m²

One coat Snowcem cement paint; first coat including base coat of stabilising solution to unprimed surfaces: £7.91-8.90m²

Tyrolean rendering in three coats to finish 7mm thick with honeycomb finish on but not incl. cement, lime and sand (1:1:6) backing: £7.68-8.64m²

Vertical concrete plain tiling on battens and breathable membrane: £68.86-77.47m²

Vertical clay plain tiling on battens and breathable membrane: £75.39-84.82m²

Vertical handmade clay plain tiling on battens and breathable membrane: £106.11-119.37m²

 

Floors


Synthetic rubber tiles 1000mm x 1000mm x 4mm (4251N); indoor quality; fixed to level cement and sand base with adhesive; straight butt jointed both ways: £67.08-75.47m²

Marbled pattern sheet linoleum; BS 6826; fixed to prepared level cement and sand base with adhesive; butt jointed: £26.99-30.37m²

Vinyl sheet flooring; BS3261 (Part A); fixed to prepared level cement and sand base with adhesive; welded butt jointed: £23.58-26.53m²

Vinyl non slip sheet flooring; BS3261 (Part A); fixed to prepared level cement and sand base with adhesive; welded butt jointed: £26.75-30.10m²

Flocked sheet flooring; BS3261 (Part A); fixed to prepared level cement and sand base with adhesive; butt jointed: £31.93-35.92m²

Fitted medium contract-quality carpeting; 80% wool, 20% nylon; cut and looped pile; adhesive taped joints, laying loose on underlay (edge fixing and underlay priced separately): £26.92-30.29m²

Fitted heavy contract-quality carpeting; 80% wool, 20% nylon; cut and looped pile; adhesive taped joints laid loose on underlay (edge fixing and underlay priced separately): £36.57-41.14m²

Quarry tiles including 10mm bed cement mortar (1:3) and jointing and pointing in cement mortar (1:3) straight joints both ways: £63.29-71.20m²

Terrazzo tiles B.S.4131 (in areas 100-500m2) aggregate size random ground grouted and polished to 80’s grit finish; standard colour range; 3mm joints symmetrical layout; bedding in 42mm cement semi-dry mix (1:4); grouting with matching cement in large open areas: £71.11-80m²

Terrazzo tiles B.S.4131 (in areas 100-500m2) aggregate size random ground grouted and polished to 80’s grit finish; standard colour range; 3mm joints symmetrical layout; bedding in 42mm cement semi-dry mix (1:4); grouting with matching cement in confined areas: £120.78-135.88m²

European oak block flooring, prime quality, kiln dried, tongued and grooved joints; fixing with adhesive; to floors; to cement and sand base; over 300 mm wide; including two block border and 12 mm wide cork expansion strip; to a fine finish waxed and polished: £115.50-129.93m²

50mm thick granolithic paving (1:2.5) trowelled finish laid level and to falls only: £20.32-22.86m²

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