Spon's House Improvement Price Book, Fourth Edition
By Bryan Spain
Spon Press – 2010 – 486 pages
Series: Spon's Price Books
Especially written for contractors and small businesses carrying out small works, Spon's House Improvement Price Guide contains accurate information on thousands of rates, each broken down to labour, material overheads and profit.
House improvement continues, with a range of extensions, loft conversions, insulation, damage repairs, kitchens and alterations. Competition for this work is stiff and accurate estimates and costings make a good deal of difference.
Compiled especially for small and medium contractors and for all those involved in building traditional extensions or converting lofts, Spon’s House Improvement Price Book provides detailed and reliable cost data. Fully-priced out standard items cover 44 house extensions of different types and sizes, plus three loft conversions. In addition there are chapters on the pricing of common alterations, repair of damage due to floods, fire and gales, and on plant and tool hire.
Bryan Spain is a consultant quantity surveyor who specialises in building and civil engineering costs. He has worked in local government, private practice and contracting organisations. He has also written over 50 books, mainly on construction costs.