The Skim 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 skim package page is simply one page of around thirty pages that lay out, item by item, the works involved in a construction project.
The skim page for a construction cost plan is simply the page that lists out all of the tasks that are involved in the skim 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 skim 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 skim package page should have the following:
Here is an example that we have mocked up specifically for this article:
Skim costs can be found easily by contacting a local plasterer business.
These businesses specialise in the complete skim packages so you can get a fixed price from them for the works.
Always get a price for supply and installation of the skim. Most businesses will do this and don’t try and say ‘I will provide the materials’ because you will just not save yourself any time, money or energy.