Groundworks foundations and drainage 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 groundworks page is simply one page of around thirty pages that lay out, item by item, the works involved in a construction project.
A Groundworks foundations and drainage page for a construction cost plan is simply the page that lists out all of the tasks that are involved in the Groundworks foundations and drainage of a construction project.
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 Groundworks foundations and drainage.
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 groundworks page should have the following:
Here is an example that we have mocked up specifically for this article:
The Drainage page might look like this:
You can keep the drainage and the groundworks/foundations all in the one page because in practice it will be the one sub-contractor carrying out the works.
Groundworks costs can be found easily by contacting a local Groundworks foundations and drainage business.
These businesses specialise in the complete Groundworks foundations and drainage packages so you can get a fixed price from them for the works.
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 groundworks and therefore know their costs a lot better than you would).
A Groundworks foundations and drainage contractor can also provide landscaping, hard landscaping, paving, paths and vice-versa so when you are researching these businesses look up both.
Groundworkers are usually the team that sets up the entire site and are the first boots on the ground. They may also be the last workers to visit site if they are taking care of the landscaping package too.
If you want to read more about groundworkers you can go here.