This article is all about the Brickwork page for a construction cost plan
This is a simple article discussing the various elements of a construction cost-plan to attempt to articulate the best practice for construction cost-plans.
The brickwork page is simply one page of around thirty pages that lay out, item by item, the works involved in a construction project.
A Brickwork page for a construction cost plan is simply the page that lists out all of the tasks that are involved in the Brickwork of a construction project.
This includes external facing brickwork, internal blockwork for the cavity wall, cavity ties, cavity insulation, window cavity closures and so on.
The page should include all external cavity walls including any chimmneys.
You can keep all of the brickwork and blockwork (including the internal blockwork walls) in this section or you can do what we have done and keep these costs separate.
In a typical construction costs plan there will be separate sections for the following elements (trades/work packages):
Its purpose is to summarise and total all of the various costs associated with the Brickwork package.
It means that the Client or any of the team members can see exactly 1) what the final total is 2) where the costs are split through the work packages.
The brickwork page should have the following:
Here is an example that we have mocked up specifically for this article:
Brickwork costs can be found easily by contacting a local Brickwork business and requesting a quotation.
These businesses specialise in the complete Brickwork packages so you can get a fixed price from them for the works.
Some of these companies will price for supplying all of the materials but if you want to provide the materials then they can provide a labour only price. We recommend getting them to allow for the supply of all the materials so you don’t have to worry about them.
This reduces your risk for this package as you are sub-contracting the risk out to someone who can handle it better (because they do nothing but brickwork and therefore know their costs a lot better than you would).
If you want to learn about bricklayers you can read about them here.