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Costs: Masonry

Don’t let costing masonry weigh you down. Here, Neil Barnett, resource cost services manager of BCIS - the Building Costs Information Service - provides the latest sample cost breakdowns for various types of masonry

The prices listed are for the items described and net, ancillary measurable items under SMM7, for example ‘fair raking cutting’, would be paid for in addition.

These guides reflect the prices a developer might expect to pay on a medium sized residential project for the products in the low to upper-middle specification range. Prices do not include the contractor’s preliminaries, overhead and profit margin. The base date is August 2010 in the UK, meaning location and prices are based on the BCIS Online Rates Database.

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Brickwork

100mm brick wall, in common bricks, PC £285/k, stretcher bond, guaged mortar: £52.49-60.36

215mm brick wall, in common bricks, PC £285/k, Flemish bond, guaged mortar: £95.39-109.69

330mm brick wall, in common bricks, PC £285/k, Flemish bond, guaged mortar: £137.15-165.86

extra over common brickwork for enginnering bricks PC £400/k, one side: £22.87-27.66

extra over common brickwork for facings PC £400/k, one side: £19.28-23.32

100mm brick wall, in class A enginnering bricks, PC £430/k, stretcher bond, guaged mortar: £64.20-77.65

100mm brick wall, in class A engineering bricks, PC £430/k, Flemish bond, guaged mortar: £66.31-80.19

215mm brick wall, in class A enginnering bricks, PC £430/k, stretcher bond, guaged mortar: £117.83-142.50

330mm brick wall, in class A enginnering bricks, PC £430/k, stretcher bond, guaged mortar: £117.83-142.50

100mm brick wall, in facings bricks, PC £400/k, stretcher bond, guaged mortar: £69.26-83.76

100mm brick wall, in facings bricks, PC £400/k, Flemish bond, guaged mortar: £75.36-91.14

215mm brick wall, in facings bricks PC £440/k, stretcher bond, guaged mortar: £117.83-142.50

extra for fair face and bucket handle pointing as the work proceeds: £1.34-1.62

extra for fair face and recessed struck pointing in coloured guage mortar as the work proceeds: £3.01-3.64

Blockwork

100mm dense concrete block wall in cement mortar: £26.01-31.46

150mm dense concrete block wall in cement mortar: £34.30-41.48

200mm dense concrete block wall in cement mortar: £51.08-61.77

215mm dense concrete block wall in cement mortar: £61.59-74.49

100mm Thermalite concrete block wall in cement mortar: £26.69-32.28

140mm Thermalite concrete block wall in cement mortar: £33.41-40.41

200mm Thermalite concrete block wall in cement mortar: £42.04-50.84

Sundries, cavities

Forming cavity with stainless steel butterfly wall ties using 4/m2: £1.6-1.95

Forming cavity with ‘Catnic’ stainless steel wall ties using 5/m2: £1.9-2.29

50mm ‘Kingspan’ extruded polystyrene cavity wall insulation and retaining clips: £10.25-12.39

75mm Drytherm fibreglass cavity wall insulation and retaining clips: £7.21-8.72

75mm ‘RMC Polybead’ injected cavity wall insulation: £6.84-8.27

Closing cavity at jamb or threshold of opening with 150mm wide ‘Thermalite’ blockwork: £4.24-5.13

Closing cavity at jamb or threshold of opening with ‘Thermabate’ insulated cavity closer: £5.55-6.71

Sundries, lintels

1,200mm citric steel lintels, ref CG70: £42.81-51.77

1,800mm citric steel lintels, ref CG70: £66.09-79.93

2,400mm citric steel lintels, ref CG70: £90.36-109.28

102 x 152mm precast concrete lintel, C25 concrete mix, 1 x 12mm mild steel bar: £21.41-25.89

102 x 215mm precast concrete lintel, C25 concrete mix, 1 x 12mm mild steel bar: £34.58-41.82

102 x 65mm prestressed concrete lintel, 2 x 6mm high yield steel bar: £8.26-9.99

152 x 65mm prestressed concrete lintel, 3 x 6mm high yield steel bar: £23.97-28.99

Sundries, metalwork

60-75mm stainless steel wall starter: £14.63-17.69

110-115mm stainless steel wall starter: £14.72-17.81

125-180mm stainless steel wall starter: £21.44-25.93

75 x60 x 4mm U type galvanised steel windpost, 2500mm long, fixed to concrete either end, incuding bolts and ties built into masonry: £170.59-206.31

115 x 60 6mm DU type galvanised steel windpost, 2500mm long, fixed to concrete either end, incuding bolts and ties built into masonry: £383.29-463.54

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