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Costs: Flooring, Stairs & Lifts

Need a lift to help you cost your projects? 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, stairs and lifts

These guides reflect the prices a developer might expect to pay on a medium-sized 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 October 2010 at UK mean location and prices are based on the BCIS Online Rates Database.

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Lifts, moving walkways and escalators

Domestic stair lift fitted to one side of existing stairs, straight flight, power supply and fitting: £2925-3218

Domestic stair lift fitted to one side of existing stairs, U shaped flight, power supply and fitting: £4,219-4,641

Free standing electric traction platform lift for non domestic use, floor mounted no pit, travel to 1000 mm: £9,900-10,890

Free standing electric hydraulic platform lift for non domestic use, floor mounted no pit, travel to 1000 mm: £12,819-14,101

Free standing electric actuator platform lift for non domestic use, floor mounted no pit, travel to 1250 mm: £14,625-16,088

Residential 8 person lift (630kg), hydraulic lift. Machine room included(1875 wide x 1360 deep x 2000). Lift car (1100x 1400) accessing 3 floor upper floors: £36,563-40,219

as above accessing 4 floors: £39,375-43,313

as above accessing 5 floors: £56,250-60,875

Commercial 13 person lift (1000kg), hydraulic lift. Machine room included (1875 x 1360 x 2000). Lift car (1100 x 1400) accessing 3 floor upper floors: £55,744-61,318

as above accessing 4 floors: £59,839-65,823

as above accessing 5 floors: £63,934-70,327

Commercial 21 person lift (1600kg), traction lift. Machine room included (1875 wide x 1360 deep x 2000). Lift car (1100 x 1400) accessing 10 floors including ground floor and basement: £151,875-167,063

Escalator floor to floor 3m in height, power supply and builders work in connection with the installation: £67,500-74,250

Walkway, 50m long, power supply and builders work in connection: £157,500-173,250

 

Flooring finishes

Synthetic rubber floor tiles 1000mm x 1000 mm x 4mm (4251N); indoor quality; fixed to prepared level cement/sand base: £67.08-75.47

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

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

Vinyl non slip sheet flooring; BS3261; fixed to prepared level cement and sand base: £26.75-30.10

Flocked sheet flooring; BS3261; fixed to prepared level cement and sand base: £31.93-35.92

Fitted Medium Contract Quality carpeting; 80% Wool, 20% Nylon; cut and looped pile; adhesive taped joints, laying loose on underlay: £26.92-30.28

Quarry tiles including 10 mm bed of cement mortar (1:3) and jointing and pointing in cement mortar (1:3) straight joints both ways: £63.29-71.19

Terrazzo tiles B.S.4131 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: £120.78-135.88

22mm tongued and grooved softwood flooring fixed to timber: £42.04-47.29

22mm laminated oak strip flooring fixed to timber, micro-bevelled, factory finished: £31.61-35.56

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: £105.41-118.58

European oak block flooring, prime quality, fixing with adhesive; to floors; to cement/sand base; over 300 mm wide; two block border and 12 mm wide cork expansion strip: £115.49-129.93

Floating floor, 75 mm cement and sand screed, reinforced with wire mesh, 25 mm rigid insulation board: £34.99-38.49

50mm thick granolithic paving (1:2.5) trowelled finish: £20.32-22.86

50mm thick terrazzo paving (1:2.5) towelled, power grinding and polished finish: £175.36-201.66

Extra over where cement and sand screed 12 mm thick terrazzo paving (1:2.5) trowelled finish: £151.17-170.07

 

Floor trunking

White 3 compartment skirting and dado trunking main carrier 170mm x 57 mm: £23.16-25.48

100/50 mm steel floor ducting, plywood cover set in screed, including fittings: £18.76-20.63

150/50 mm steel floor ducting, plywood cover set in screed, including fittings: £23.44-25.79

3 junction floor terminal box for 20 amp lighting: £6.80-7.47

3 junction floor terminal box for 32 amp power: £7.14-7.86

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: £28.94-31.84

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