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National map of property construction costs in the UK
Property type£/sqft
Individual detached or terrace style house – medium standard190
Individual detached house – prestige332
Townhouses – medium standard275
Apartments low-rise – medium standard249
Apartments high-rise335
Aged care/affordable units204
Labour type£/hour
Group 1 Tradesman e.g. plumber, electrician44
Group 2 Tradesman e.g. carpenter, bricklayer38
Group 3 Tradesman e.g. carpet layer, tiler, plasterer35
General labourer24
Site foreman47
Material£
Concrete 30 MPa (m³)138
Concrete block (400x200) per 10001,128
Standard brick per 1000521
13 mm plasterboard (m²)7
Other costs
Preliminaries14.0%
Contractor's margin4.2%
Hire 50t mobile crane + operator (day)£1,258
+2.5%in 1 year
+4.6%in 2 years
Property type£/sqft
Individual detached or terrace style house – medium standard141
Individual detached house – prestige240
Townhouses – medium standard199
Apartments low-rise – medium standard193
Apartments high-rise225
Aged care/affordable units173
Labour type£/hour
Group 1 Tradesman e.g. plumber, electrician39
Group 2 Tradesman e.g. carpenter, bricklayer35
Group 3 Tradesman e.g. carpet layer, tiler, plasterer34
General labourer22
Site foreman42
Material£
Concrete 30 MPa (m³)122
Concrete block (400x200) per 1000905
Standard brick per 1000475
13 mm plasterboard (m²)4
Other costs
Preliminaries13.4%
Contractor's margin3.5%
Hire 50t mobile crane + operator (day)£1,125
+2.5%in 1 year
+4.5%in 2 years
Property type£/sqft
Individual detached or terrace style house – medium standard132
Individual detached house – prestige167
Townhouses – medium standard147
Apartments low-rise – medium standard164
Apartments high-rise207
Aged care/affordable units157
Labour type£/hour
Group 1 Tradesman e.g. plumber, electrician35
Group 2 Tradesman e.g. carpenter, bricklayer27
Group 3 Tradesman e.g. carpet layer, tiler, plasterer26
General labourer23
Site foreman35
Material£
Concrete 30 MPa (m³)94
Concrete block (400x200) per 1000800
Standard brick per 1000418
13 mm plasterboard (m²)4
Other costs
Preliminaries8.5%
Contractor's margin5.0%
Hire 50t mobile crane + operator (day)£936
+2.5%in 1 year
+5.8%in 2 years
Property type£/sqft
Individual detached or terrace style house – medium standard131
Individual detached house – prestige161
Townhouses – medium standard145
Apartments low-rise – medium standard165
Apartments high-rise216
Aged care/affordable units150
Labour type£/hour
Group 1 Tradesman e.g. plumber, electrician35
Group 2 Tradesman e.g. carpenter, bricklayer28
Group 3 Tradesman e.g. carpet layer, tiler, plasterer27
General labourer21
Site foreman35
Material£
Concrete 30 MPa (m³)94
Concrete block (400x200) per 1000825
Standard brick per 1000462
13 mm plasterboard (m²)4
Other costs
Preliminaries11.6%
Contractor's margin3.9%
Hire 50t mobile crane + operator (day)£950
+2.1%in 1 year
+4.4%in 2 years
Property type£/sqft
Individual detached or terrace style house – medium standard125
Individual detached house – prestige169
Townhouses – medium standard149
Apartments low-rise – medium standard161
Apartments high-rise210
Aged care/affordable units159
Labour type£/hour
Group 1 Tradesman e.g. plumber, electrician34
Group 2 Tradesman e.g. carpenter, bricklayer29
Group 3 Tradesman e.g. carpet layer, tiler, plasterer26
General labourer22
Site foreman34
Material£
Concrete 30 MPa (m³)97
Concrete block (400x200) per 1000830
Standard brick per 1000395
13 mm plasterboard (m²)4
Other costs
Preliminaries11.0%
Contractor's margin4.5%
Hire 50t mobile crane + operator (day)£940
+3.1%in 1 year
+5.2%in 2 years
Property type£/sqft
Individual detached or terrace style house – medium standard102
Individual detached house – prestige143
Townhouses – medium standard128
Apartments low-rise – medium standard133
Apartments high-rise173
Aged care/affordable units125
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 foreman30
Material£
Concrete 30 MPa (m³)70
Concrete block (400x200) per 1000440
Standard brick per 1000380
13 mm plasterboard (m²)4
Other costs
Preliminaries12.5%
Contractor's margin3.0%
Hire 50t mobile crane + operator (day)£640
+1.5%in 1 year
+2.0%in 2 years

Source: Turner & Townsend

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