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Costs: Colour & texture

Neil Barnett breaks down sample costs for applied finishes, textures and colours

Get your estimates finished with ease. Neil Barnett, Head of Resource Data 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 medium-sized residential project for products in the low to uppermiddle specification range. Prices do not include for the contractor’s preliminaries,
overhead and profit margin. The base date is June 2013 at UK mean location and prices are based on the BCIS Schedule of Rates Online Estimating Data (service.bcis.co.uk/bcisonline).

Finishes, textures and colours£/m2
Walls internally
One mist coat, two full coats microporous contract emulsion paint6-7
One mist coat, two full coats vinyl emulsion paint6-7
One mist coat, two full coats organic emulsion paint7
One coat Thermoguard Wallcoat and one coat Thermoguard flame-retardant acrylic matt, designated class 0 for surface spread of frame8-9
One coat sealer, one water-based undercoat, one water-based eggshell finishing coat8
One mist coat, one full coat microporous contract emulsion paint, one full coat microporous emulsion paint with ‘ragged roll’ finish7-8
One mist coat, two full coats microporous ‘designer colour’ emulsion paint8-9
One mist coat, two full coats Feng Shui emulsion paint8-9
One mist coat, two full coats insulating emulsion paint8-9
One mist coat, two full coats air purifying emulsion paint8-9
Two full coats radiation shielding wall paint, one mist two coats contract emulsion22-23
One coat primer/adhesive, two coats water-based hygiene paint, high performance two-component epoxy coating14-15
Size and hang lining paper4
Size and hang decorative wallpaper9-10
Size and hang decorative vinyl paper9-10
Size and hang decorative wide-width glass fibre-based wallpaper13-14
Size and hang decorative wide-width cotton-backed vinyl wallpaper21-23
Size and hang decorative wide-width suede-effect wallpaper37-40
Size and hang decorative wide-width textile wallpaper45-48
4mm mirror plate fixed to wall85-92
19mm softwood tongue and groove boarding on softwood battens and breathable membrane, finished with three coats stain58-62
20mm melamine-faced boarding on battens and breathable membrane31-33
20mm veneered plywood panelling on and inc. softwood battens and breathable membrane, finished with three coats stain58-62
Ex 38mm-thick traditional hardwood panelling, ex 25mm-thick raised and fielded panels, bollection mouldings one side, treating with clear varnish on and including softwood battens and breathable membrane578-650
White ceramic glazed wall tiling57-64
Mosaic ceramic wall tiling on supporting sheet96-108
Walls Externally£/m2
One mist coat, two coats external quality emulsion6-7
4 coats lime wash to lime putty render7-8
One coat of Sandtex Fine Build textured finish8-9
One coat of Sandtex Matt including base coat of stabilising solution to unprimed surfaces6-7
One coat of Snowcem cement paint; first coat including base coat of stabilising solution to unprimed surfaces8-9
Tyrolean rendering in three coats to finish 7mm thick with honeycomb finish on but not including cement, lime and sand (1:1:6) backing8-9
Vertical concrete plain tiling on battens and breathable membrane72-81
Vertical clay plain tiling on battens and breathable membrane79-89
Vertical handmade clay plain tiling on battens and breathable membrane113-128
Floors
Synthetic rubber floor tiles 500mm x 500mm x 4mm; indoor quality; fixed to prepared level cement and sand base with adhesive; straight butt jointed both ways49-56
Marbled pattern sheet linoleum; BS 6826; fixed to prepared level cement and sand base with adhesive; butt jointed28-31

 

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