Construction costs

Property type£/sqm
Individual detached or terrace style house – medium standard2,000
Individual detached house – prestige3,500
Townhouses – medium standard2,900
Apartments low-rise – medium standard2,700
Apartments high-rise3,200
Aged care/affordable units2,100
Labour type£/hour
Group 1 Tradesman e.g. plumber, electrician42
Group 2 Tradesman e.g. carpenter, bricklayer37
Group 3 Tradesman e.g. carpet layer, tiler, plasterer34
General labourer23
Site foreman47
Material£
Concrete 30 MPa (m³)126
Concrete block (400x200) per 10001,060
Standard brick per 1000525
13 mm plasterboard (m²)6
Other costs
Preliminaries13.2%
Contractor's margin5.8%
Hire 50t mobile crane + operator (day)£1,380
+2.8%in 1 year
+6.8%in 2 years
Property type£/sqm
Individual detached or terrace style house – medium standard1,320
Individual detached house – prestige1,770
Townhouses – medium standard1,560
Apartments low-rise – medium standard1,680
Apartments high-rise2,173
Aged care/affordable units1,670
Labour type£/hour
Group 1 Tradesman e.g. plumber, electrician32
Group 2 Tradesman e.g. carpenter, bricklayer28
Group 3 Tradesman e.g. carpet layer, tiler, plasterer25
General labourer21
Site foreman33
Material£
Concrete 30 MPa (m³)94
Concrete block (400x200) per 1000800
Standard brick per 1000385
13 mm plasterboard (m²)4
Other costs
Preliminaries11.0%
Contractor's margin4.0%
Hire 50t mobile crane + operator (day)£910
+2.0%in 1 year
+3.8%in 2 years
Property type£/sqm
Individual detached or terrace style house – medium standard1,497
Individual detached house – prestige2,545
Townhouses – medium standard2,105
Apartments low-rise – medium standard2,048
Apartments high-rise2,385
Aged care/affordable units1,830
Labour type£/hour
Group 1 Tradesman e.g. plumber, electrician38
Group 2 Tradesman e.g. carpenter, bricklayer34
Group 3 Tradesman e.g. carpet layer, tiler, plasterer33
General labourer22
Site foreman41
Material£
Concrete 30 MPa (m³)113
Concrete block (400x200) per 1000905
Standard brick per 1000475
13 mm plasterboard (m²)4
Other costs
Preliminaries14.0%
Contractor's margin5.0%
Hire 50t mobile crane + operator (day)£1,300
+2.5%in 1 year
+5.6%in 2 years
Property type£/sqm
Individual detached or terrace style house – medium standard1,100
Individual detached house – prestige1,520
Townhouses – medium standard1,380
Apartments low-rise – medium standard1,430
Apartments high-rise1,865
Aged care/affordable units1,350
Labour type£/hour
Group 1 Tradesman e.g. plumber, electrician27
Group 2 Tradesman e.g. carpenter, bricklayer23
Group 3 Tradesman e.g. carpet layer, tiler, plasterer20
General labourer16
Site foreman28
Material£
Concrete 30 MPa (m³)70
Concrete block (400x200) per 1000435
Standard brick per 1000375
13 mm plasterboard (m²)4
Other costs
Preliminaries12.5%
Contractor's margin3.0%
Hire 50t mobile crane + operator (day)£640
+2.0%in 1 year
+3.8%in 2 years
Property type£/sqm
Individual detached or terrace style house – medium standard1,383
Individual detached house – prestige1,700
Townhouses – medium standard1,520
Apartments low-rise – medium standard1,764
Apartments high-rise2,295
Aged care/affordable units1,600
Labour type£/hour
Group 1 Tradesman e.g. plumber, electrician34
Group 2 Tradesman e.g. carpenter, bricklayer28
Group 3 Tradesman e.g. carpet layer, tiler, plasterer26
General labourer20
Site foreman35
Material£
Concrete 30 MPa (m³)95
Concrete block (400x200) per 1000816
Standard brick per 1000470
13 mm plasterboard (m²)4
Other costs
Preliminaries12.9%
Contractor's margin4.3%
Hire 50t mobile crane + operator (day)£967
+2.0%in 1 year
+3.8%in 2 years
Property type£/sqm
Individual detached or terrace style house – medium standard1,379
Individual detached house – prestige1,737
Townhouses – medium standard1,538
Apartments low-rise – medium standard1,712
Apartments high-rise2,163
Aged care/affordable units1,640
Labour type£/hour
Group 1 Tradesman e.g. plumber, electrician34
Group 2 Tradesman e.g. carpenter, bricklayer26
Group 3 Tradesman e.g. carpet layer, tiler, plasterer26
General labourer22
Site foreman35
Material£
Concrete 30 MPa (m³)94
Concrete block (400x200) per 1000797
Standard brick per 1000445
13 mm plasterboard (m²)4
Other costs
Preliminaries11.0%
Contractor's margin4.3%
Hire 50t mobile crane + operator (day)£897
+1.9%in 1 year
+4.4%in 2 years

Source: Turner & Townsend