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Costs: Timber

See the wood from the trees… Here, Neil Barnett, head of resource data of BCIS, the Building Cost Information Service of the RICS, provides the latest sample cost breakdowns for timber structural members, first and second fix elements.

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 and profit margin. The base date is April 2013 at UK mean location and prices are based on the BCIS Online Schedule of Rates Data.

Structural members/First fix (not including any hoisting costs)
Treated softwood roof truss, ‘Fink’ type, duo-pitch£/unit (from-to)
35-degree pitch, span: 5,000mm61-69
35-degree pitch, span: 6,000mm66-75
35-degree pitch, span: 7,000mm72-81
35-degree pitch, span: 8,000mm95-107
35-degree pitch, span: 9,000mm109-122
35-degree pitch, span: 10,000mm122-138
Treated softwood roof truss, ‘Fink’ type, mono-pitch£/unit (from-to)
35-degree pitch, span: 3,000mm39-44
35-degree pitch, span: 4,000mm53-60
35-degree pitch, span: 5,000mm62-70
Glued and laminated timber beams, planed finish, treated with clear preservative£/m (from-to)
90 x 180mm18-19
90 x 225mm22-24
90 x 300mm31-34
160 x 300mm52-58
160 x 700mm105-116
160 x 1,050mm177-195
210 x 300mm68-75
210 x 700mm137-151
Treated sawn softwood carcassing timber£/m (from-to)
50 x 100mm4-4

50 x 125mm
4-5
50 x 150mm5-6
50 x 200mm6-7
50 x 225mm7-8
75 x 150mm7-8
75 x 200mm9-11
75 x 225mm11-12
100 x 200mm13-15
100 x 225mm15-17
100 x 300mm20-23
Herring bone strutting£/m (from-to)
38 x 38mm to joists: 200mm deep7-8
50 x 50mm to joists: 200mm deep9-10
Second fix elements
Door and windows
Timber, standard softwood windows, double-glazed and painted white both sides, window sill£/unit (from-to)
N10V 488 x 1,050mm193-222
N12V 488 x 1,200mm202-233
110C 631 x 1,050mm222-255
110C 631 x 1,200mm239-275
2N10CV 915 x 1,050mm345-397
2N12CV 915 x 1,200mm371-426
210W 1,200 x 1,050mm373-429
212W 1,200 x 1,200mm402-462
3NN10WW 1,524 x 1,050mm489-563
Internal doors, painted or stained both sides, ironmongery, linings and architrave£/unit (from-to)
35mm plain, pattern F1X: 762 x 1,981mm, painted389-428
35mm plain, pattern F1X: 762 x 1,981mm, veneered299-329
44mm embossed, pattern F1X: 30 minutes fire resisting, glazed opening, GWPP 762 x 1,981mm, painted591-650
44mm embossed, pattern F1X: 30 minutes fire resisting, glazed opening, GWPP 762 x 1,981mm, veneered472-519
External doors, painted or stained both sides, ironmongery, linings and architrave£/unit (from-to)
44mm framed, ledged and braced door, in softwood frame with hardwood sill, painted both sides, 838 x 1,981mm294-324
44mm 2XG door, in softwood frame with hardwood sill, painted both sides, 838 x 1,981mm377-414
44mm ‘Tudor’ hardwood door, in hard frame cill, oiled both sides, 838 x 1,981mm, varnished518-570
Standard mouldings, painted white or stained£/unit (from-to)
Picture rail, architrave, skirting etc 19 x 45mm softwood8-9
Picture rail, architrave skirting etc 19 x 70mm softwood10-11
Picture rail, architrave, skirting etc 19 x 95mm softwood12-14
Picture rail, architrave, skirting etc 19 x 121mm MDF15-16
Picture rail, architrave, skirting etc 19 x 145mm MDF15-17

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