The Plumbing page for a construction cost plan
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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 Plumbing package page is simply one page of around thirty pages that lay out, item by item, the works involved in a construction project.
The Plumbing page for a construction cost plan is simply the page that lists out all of the tasks that are involved in the plumbing package 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 the Plumbing 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 upper floors page should have the following:
Here is an example that we have mocked up specifically for this article:
Plumbing costs can be found easily by contacting a local plumbing business.
These businesses specialise in the complete plumbing 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.
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 plumbing and therefore know their costs a lot better than you would).
It is very important to take a logical approach to taking off quantities for plumbing.
A simply take-off list for plumbing might include: