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Costs: Flooring and Lifts

A step in the right direction. Here, Neil Barnett, resource cost services manager of BCIS, the Building Cost Information Service of the RICS, provides the latest sample cost breakdowns for various types of flooring and lifts.

These guides reflect the prices a developer might expect to pay on a medium-sized residential project for products in the low to upper-middle specification range. Prices do not include for the contractor’s preliminaries, overhead or profit margin. The base date is November 2012 and prices are based on the BCIS Online Estimating Data.

Lifts, walkways, escalators

Domestic stair lift fitted to one side of existing stairs, straight flight, power supply and fitting, (VAT exempt, means tested council grant available but not discounted here) 3214 - 3535 (£ each)

Domestic stair lift fitted to one side of existing stairs, U shaped flight, power supply and fitting, (VAT exempt, means tested council grant available but not discounted here) 5634 - 5099 (£ each)

Free standing electric traction platform lift for non domestic use, floor mounted no pit, size 1400 x 1120 mm, 250 kg, travel 250-1000 mm, power supply and builders work in connection with the installation, to new building 10,727 - 11,800 (£ each)

Free standing electric hydraulic platform lift for non domestic use, floor mounted no pit, size 1400 x 1120 mm, 250 kg, travel 250-1000 mm, power supply and builders work in connection with the installation, to new building 13,758 - 15,134 (£ each)

Free standing electric actuator platform lift for non domestic use, floor mounted no pit, coverts to and from set of 6 steps, size 1850 x 900 mm, 250 kg, travel 250-1250 mm, power supply and builders work in connection with the installation, to new building 15,996 - 17,596 (£ each)

Residential 8 person lift (630kg), wall mounted model, hydraulic lift. Machine room included with dimensions 1875 wide x 1360 deep x 2000 high with lockable door, lighting and ceiling. Lift car 1100 wide x 1400 deep. Including 12 month maintenance, power supply and builders work in connection with the installation, accessing 3 floor upper floors 38,864 - 42,750 (£ each)

Ditto accessing 4 floors 41,853 - 46,039 (£ each)

Ditto accessing 5 floors 59,971 - 65,770 (£ each)

Commercial 13 person lift (1000kg), wall mounted model, hydraulic lift. Machine room included with dimensions 1875 wide x 1360 deep x 2000 high with lockable door, lighting and ceiling. Lift car 1100 wide x 1400 deep. Including 12 month maintenance, power supply and builders work in connection with the installation, accessing 3 floor upper floors 59,682 - 65,650 (£ each)

Ditto accessing 4 floors 64,066 - 70,473 (£ each)

Ditto accessing 5 floors 68,451 - 75,296 (£ each)

Commercial 21 person lift (1600kg), wall mounted model, traction lift. Machine room included with dimensions 1875 wide x 1360 deep x 2000 high with lockable door, lighting and ceiling. Lift car 1100 wide x 1400 deep. Including 12 month maintenance, power supply and builders work in connection with the installation, accessing 10 floors including ground floor and basement 162,605 - 178,865 (£ each)

Escalator floor to floor 4m in height, power supply and builders work in connection with the installation 74,522 - 81,974 (£ each)

Walkway, 50m long, power supply and builders work in connection 173,884 - 191,273 (£ each)

Flooring finishes

Synthetic rubber floor tiles 1000 mm x 1000 mm x 4mm (4251N); indoor quality; fixed to prepared level cement and sand base with adhesive; straight butt jointed both ways (base screed measured separately) 49 - 54 (£/m2)

Marbled pattern sheet linoleum; BS 6826; fixed to prepared level cement and sand base with adhesive; butt jointed 28 - 32 (£/m2)

Vinyl sheet flooring; BS3261 (Part A); fixed to prepared level cement and sand base with adhesive; welded butt jointed 25 - 28 (£/m2)

Vinyl non slip sheet flooring; BS3261 (Part A); fixed to prepared level cement and sand base with adhesive; welded butt jointed 28 - 31 (£/m2)

Flocked sheet flooring; BS3261 (Part A); fixed to prepared level cement and sand base with adhesive; butt jointed 34 - 37 (£/m2)

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) 28 - 31 (£/m2)

Fitted Heavy Contract Quality carpeting; 80% Wool, 20% Nylon; cut and looped pile; adhesive taped joints laying loose on underlay (edge fixing and underlay priced separately) 31 - 43 (£/m2)

Quarry tiles including 10 mm bed of cement mortar (1:3) and jointing and pointing in cement mortar (1:3) straight joints both ways (base screed measured separately) 50 - 55 (£/m2)

Terrazzo tiles B.S.4131 (in areas 100 - 500 m2) aggregate size random ground grouted and polished to 80`s grit finish; standard colour range; 3 mm joints symmetrical layout; bedding in 42 mm cement semi-dry mix (1:4); grouting with neat matching cement in large open areas 75 - 83 (£/m2)

Ditto in small, confined areas 130 - 143 (£/m2)

22mm tongued and grooved softwood flooring fixed to timber 44 - 51 (£/m2)

22mm laminated oak strip flooring fixed to timber, micro-bevelled, factory finished 36 - 40 (£/m2)

Iroko 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 110 - 123 (£/m2)

Ditto in European Oak 125 - 138 (£/m2)

Floating floor comprising of 75 mm cement and sand screed, reinforced with wire mesh, laid on and including 25 mm polyisocyanurate foam board 43 - 48 (£/m2)

50mm thick granolithic paving (1:2.5) trowelled finish laid level and to falls only 23 - 27 (£/m2)

50mm thick terrazzo paving (1:2.5) trowelled, power grinding and polished finish, laid level and to falls in open areas 189 - 212 (£/m2)

Floor trunking

White 3 compartment skirting and dado trunking main carrier 170mm x 57 mm 24 - 28 (£/m)

100/50 mm steel floor ducting, plywood cover set in screed, including fittings 19 - 21 (£/m)

100/70 mm steel floor ducting, plywood cover set in screed, including fittings 22 - 24 (£/m)

150/50 mm steel floor ducting, plywood cover set in screed, including fittings 24 - 28 (£/m)

150/70 mm steel floor ducting, plywood cover set in screed, including fittings 28 - 30 (£/m)

3 junction floor terminal box for 32 amp power 7 - 8 (£ each)

3 junction floor terminal box for 20 amp lighting 7 - 8 (£ each)

3 compartment recessed floor junction box comprising of 1 twin switched socket, 1 x 4 data module plus 1 blank with concealed lid has the ability to add carpet tile to match the floor colour 31 - 34 (£ each)

 

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