The Kitchen 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 Kitchen package page is simply one page of around thirty pages that lay out, item by item, the works involved in a construction project.
The Kitchen page for a construction cost plan is simply the page that lists out all of the tasks that are involved in the Kitchen package of a construction project.
The kitchen package includes:
It generally will not include the plumbing items such as the kitchen sink, the tap, the extract hood, white goods so you need to keep an eye out for this when comparing costs.
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 the kitchen package page.
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 kitchen page should have the following:
Here is an example that we have mocked up specifically for this article:
Kitchen costs can be found easily by contacting a local Kitchen business.
These businesses specialise in the complete Kitchen packages so you can get a fixed price from them for the works.
Most of these business will also give you a supply only quote for the kitchen materials and you can arrange your own installation.
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.
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 kitchens and therefore know their costs a lot better than you would).
When creating a budget for a kitchen it is suffice to enumerate the number of kitchens and use a detailed description or refer to drawings of the kitchen.
So if you only have one kitchen then its 1nr but if its say an apartment block then it may be 100nr.
Items that measured separated to the kitchen would include: