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Costs: Masonry

It’s all in the bricks and mortar… 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 masonry.

The guide prices listed are for items as described and net, ancillary measurable items under SMM7 would be added. They reflect the prices a developer might expect to pay on a medium-sized residential project for low to upper-middle specification products. The base date is September 2012 at UK mean location and prices are based on the BCIS Online Rates Database.

Brickwork

100mm brick wall, in common bricks PC £311/k, stretcher bond, gauged mortar 55 - 63 (£/m²)

215mm brick wall, in common bricks PC £311/k, Flemish bond, gauged mortar 100 - 116 (£/m²)

Extra over common brickwork for class A engineering bricks facings PC £493/k, one side 21 - 25 (£/m²)

Extra over common brickwork for facings PC £351/k, one side 20 - 24 (£/m²)

100mm brick wall, in class A engineering bricks PC £493/k, stretcher board, cement mortar 69 - 83 (£/m²)

100mm brick wall, in class A engineering bricks PC £493/k, Flemish bond (snapped headers), cement mortar 69 - 84 (£/m²)

330mm brick wall, in class A engineering bricks PC £493/k, stretcher bond, cement mortar 128 - 154 (£/m²)

100mm brick wall, in facings bricks PC £351/k, stretcher bond, gauged mortar 72 - 87 (£/m²)

100mm brick wall, in facings bricks PC £351/k, Flemish bond, gauged mortar 79 - 95 (£/m²)

215mm brick wall, in facings bricks PC £351/k, stretcher bond, gauged mortar 128 - 154 (£/m²)

Extra for fair face and bucket handle pointing as the work proceeds 1 - 2 (£/m²)

Extra for fair face and recessed struck pointing in coloured gauge mortar as the work proceeds 3 - 4 (£/m²)

Blockwork

100mm dense concrete block wall with cement mortar 28 - 33 (£/m²)

150mm dense concrete block wall with cement mortar 36 - 43 (£/m²)

200mm dense concrete block wall with cement mortar 52 - 63 (£/m²)

215mm dense concrete block wall (laid flat) with cement mortar 59 - 72 (£/m²)

100mm Thermalite concrete block wall with cement mortar 29 - 35 (£/m²)

140mm Thermalite concrete block wall with cement mortar 36 - 44 (£/m²)

200mm Thermalite concrete block wall with cement mortar 46 - 56 (£/m²)

Natural Stone

450mm thick wall in Cotswold limestone, Farmington quarry, uncoursed random rubble walling; 75-150mm high; laid dry 254 - 307 (£/m²)

150mm on bed ‘Purbeck Stone’ random rubble walling with gauged mortar 129 - 156 (£/m²)

150mm on bed ‘Purbeck Stone’ guillotined walling with gauged mortar 163 - 197 (£/m²)

Extra for forming quoin with attached quoin stones at return in wall or jamb of opening 31 - 38 (£/m²)

Cavities

Forming cavity with galvanised steel butterfly wall ties using 4/m² 1 - 2 (£/m²)

Forming cavity with stainless steel butterfly wall ties using 4/m² 2 - 2 (£/m²)

Forming cavity with Catnic stainless steel wall ties using 5/m² 2 - 2 (£/m²)

50mm PIR foil-faced foam board cavity wall insulation and retaining clips 11 - 14 (£/m²)

75mm Drytherm fibreglass cavity wall insulation and retaining clips 9 - 10 (£/m²)

75mm RMC Polybead cavity wall insulation 8 - 10 (£/m²)

Closing cavity at jamb or threshold of opening with 150mm wide Thermalite blockwork 4 - 5 (£/m²)

Closing cavity at jamb or threshold of opening with Thermabate insulated cavity closer 5 - 6 (£/m²)

Lintels

1200mm catnic steel lintels, ref CG70; building in 45 - 52 (£ each)

1800mm catnic steel lintels, ref CG70; building in 69 - 84 (£ each)

2400mm catnic steel lintels, ref CG70; building in 95 - 114 (£ each)

Arch lintel for cavity wall, semi-circular load bearing, galvanised mild steel, 900mm diameter 224 - 295 (£ each)

Arch former, non load bearing, galvanised mild steel, 750mm diameter 138 - 167 (£ each)

102 x 152mm precast concrete lintel, C25 concrete mix, 1 x 12mm mild steel bar 22 - 27 (£ each)

102 x 225mm precast concrete lintel, C25 concrete mix, 1 x 12mm mild steel bar 36 - 43 (£ each)

102 x 215mm precast concrete lintel, C25 concrete mix, 2 x 12mm mild steel bar, splayed 51 - 61 (£ each)

102 x 65mm prestressed concrete lintel, C25 concrete mix, 2 x 6mm high yield steel bar 8 - 10 (£ each)

152 x 65mm prestressed concrete lintel, C25 concrete mix, 3 x 6mm high yield steel bar 25 - 30 (£ each)

Precast units

305 x 75mm precast concrete splayed copings, double throated 18 - 22 (£/m²)

450 x 75mm precast concrete splayed copings, double throated 26 - 32 (£/m²)

305 x 75mm precast concrete saddleback copings, double throated 21 - 25 (£/m²)

450 x 75mm precast concrete saddleback copings, double throated 30 - 37 (£/m²)

Metalwork

60 - 75mm stainless steel wall starter 18 - 21 (£/m²)

110 - 115mm stainless steel wall starter 18 - 20 (£/m²)

125 - 180mm stainless steel wall starter 25 - 31 (£/m²)

50 x 50 x 6 mm angle section galvanised steel arch bar 7 - 8 (£/m²)

80 x 80 x 8mm angle section galvanised steel arch bar 14 - 16 (£/m²)

100 x 100 x 8mm angle section galvanised steel arch bar 16 - 19 (£/m²)

Unit metalwork

75 x 60 x 4mm ‘U’ type galvanised steel windpost, 2500mm long, fixed to concrete either end, including bolts and ties built into masonry 161 - 194 (£ each)

150 x 70 x 4mm ‘LP’ type galvanised steel windpost, 2500mm long, fixed to concrete either end, including bolts and ties built into masonry 183 - 221 (£ each)

115 x 60 x 6mm ‘DU’ type galvanised steel windpost, 2500mm long, fixed to concrete either end, including bolts and ties built into masonry 412 - 498 (£ each)

Flues and vents

215 x 65mm terra cotta airbrick 3 - 4 (£ each)

215 x 140mm terra cotta airbrick 4 - 5 (£ each)

215 x 215mm terra cotta airbrick 9 - 11 (£ each)

185mm diameter flue linings, clay, BS EN1457, Class A1; rebated joints in cement mortar (1:3) 39 - 47 (£ each)

 

 

 

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