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Building Price Books

Are you looking for construction pricing and building estimating cost guides

Look no further, we have all the books for calculating costs, and all with savings and FREE postage

Are you making a profit - could you make more?

Are you making a loss - could you charge more?

Alternatively, could you charge slightly less and possibly win more work?

These pricing books are a ready checked lists of all the materials and labour requirements for calculating your budget, or estimate for any given works. They are published annually , so are always the most up-to-date figures you could be working with.

We stock and sell all the published building price books for estimating, tendering and costing building works for the UK construction industry.

There are price guides for all types of construction work covering new builds large and small, alterations, extensions and refurbishment, property maintenance and repairs. Also specialist price guides for Electrical and Mechanical Services, Landscaping works, Decoration work and Civil Engineering works.

There are pricing books for all sizes and values of contracts from £5k to over £5 million in value. So no matter what type of construction works you have, or size of budget there is a pricing guide for it.

Estimating and tendering for a construction project is the most essential task for any builder, or developer. How much will it cost in materials and labour to get the works done and do we make a profit!

The pricing books are literally the building blocks of any estimate. They provide estimators with prices for every single item used and man hours of labour involved. They also include a 'Preliminaries' section which lists most of the other costs such as professional fees, industry and government taxes and ancillaries such as scaffolding and power plant etc.

All pricing books are based on the industry standard method of measurement, or more recently new rules of measurement and civil engineering method of measurement where appropriate.

All the books listed have been in publication for over 40-100 years and are all well respected within the construction industry, they are the building industry bibles.

BCIS (Building Cost Information Service) Price Books and Guides
The biggest range of pricing books covering New Build, Alteration and Refurbishment, Small Works, Painting and Decoration and Maintenance and Dilapidation costs.

CESMM4 (Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement) Carbon and Price Book
The ICE Civil Engineering Carbon and Pricing Book

Laxton's NRM and SMM Building Price Books
The only price book available in either "SMM", or "NRM" versions and in a Book, or CD-ROM formats. Continuously published for over a hundred years, used for works from £15000 to over £5million in value.
 
Griffiths

Hutchins

SPON'S Price Books and Estimating Cost Guides
Spon's publishes estimating cost guides for smaller works valued from £5 to £50k.
There are separate books for Architects and Builders, Mechanical and Electrical Services, Civil Engineering and Highway Works and Landscape and External Works costing in excess of £4 million.
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  • Architect's Legal Pocket Book

    Taylor & Francis

    Architect's Legal Pocket Book

    By: Matthew Cousins, Edition: 2nd Rev Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Imprint: Routledge Pocket Books ISBN: 9781138506695 Format: Paperback Pagination: 396 pages, Illustrations Pub Date: 25/08/2019 A little book that's big on information, the...

    MRP: £29.99
    £27.99
  • Architect's Pocket Book

    Taylor & Francis

    Architect's Pocket Book

    By: Ann Ross, Jonathan Hetreed Edition: 5th Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Imprint: Architectural Press ISBN: 9781138643994 Format: Paperback Pagination: 398 pages, Illustrated Pub Date: 12/04/2017 This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of...

    MRP: £28.99
    £27.50
  • Architect's Pocket Book of Kitchen Design

    Taylor & Francis

    Architect's Pocket Book of Kitchen Design

    Author: Charlotte Baden-Powell, Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Imprint: Architectural Press ISBN: 9780750661324 Format: Paperback Pagination: 224 pages, black & white illustrations Pub Date: 27/07/2005 As with the best-selling 'Architects Pocket...

    MRP: £29.99
    £27.99
  • BCIS Alterations and Refurbishment Price Book 2021

    BCIS

    BCIS Alterations and Refurbishment Price Book 2021

    Publisher: BCIS Edition: 26th Product code: 20827 ISBN: 9781783214013 Format: Paperback Pub Date: 31/08/2020 Alterations, refurbishment and repairs still represent a major part of all construction works carried out across the UK construction industry. If...

    MRP: £120.00
    £112.00
  • BCIS Building Maintenance Price Book

    BCIS

    BCIS Building Maintenance Price Book

    Edition: 40th Rev ed Publisher: BCIS Imprint: Building Cost Information Service ISBN: 9781783213917 Format: Spiral Bound Pagination: 296 pages Pub Date: 30/03/2020 Based on the latest cost information provided by experienced estimators specialising in...

    MRP: £145.00
    £138.00
  • BCIS Comprehensive Building Price Book 2021 BCIS Comprehensive Building Price Book 2021

    BCIS

    BCIS Comprehensive Building Price Book 2021

    Edition: 38th Rev ed Publisher: BCIS ISBN: 9781783213993 Format: Paperback Pub Date: 31/08/20120 BCIS Comprehensive Building Price Book Supplied as two volumes - Major Works and Minor Works. The BCIS Major Works Estimating Dataset focuses predominantly...

    MRP: £170.00
    £159.00
  • BCIS Guide to Daywork Rates 2013

    BCIS

    BCIS Guide to Daywork Rates 2013

    Edition: 27th Product Code: 19497 ISBN: 9781907196409 Publisher: BCIS Format: Paperback Pages: 76 Publication date: May 2013 BCIS Guide to Daywork Rates 2013 Using the Guide to Daywork Rates could help you negotiate a better deal with your contractors...

    MRP: £140.00
    £130.00
  • BCIS Guide to Estimating for Small Works

    BCIS

    BCIS Guide to Estimating for Small Works

    Author: BCIS Edition: 26th Rev ed Publisher: Building Cost Information Service ISBN: 9781783213924 Format: Paperback Pagination: 600 Pub Date: 30/03/2020 Created specifically for the busy builder or construction professional, this book makes pricing...

    MRP: £66.00
    £62.00
  • BCIS Painting and Decorating Price Book

    BCIS

    BCIS Painting and Decorating Price Book

    Author: BCIS Edition: 26th Rev ed Publisher: BCIS Imprint: Building Cost Information Service ISBN: 9781783213931 Pagination: 180 pages Format: Paperback Pub Date: 30/03/2020 If you are a painting and decorating professional, this has got to be the...

    MRP: £50.00
    £47.00
  • BIM and Big Data for Construction Cost Management

    Taylor & Francis

    BIM and Big Data for Construction Cost Management

    By: Weisheng Lu Publisher: Routledge ISBN: 9780815390947 Format: Hardback Pagination: 156 pages Pub Date: 14/10/2018 This book is designed to help practitioners and students in a wide range of construction project management professions to understand...

    MRP: £72.99
    £69.25
  • BIM and Quantity Surveying

    Taylor & Francis

    BIM and Quantity Surveying

    By: Steve Pittard Publisher: Routledge ISBN: 9780415870436 Format: Paperback Pagination: 274 pages Pub Date: 14/12/2015 BIM and Quantity Surveying The sudden arrival of Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a key part of the building industry is...

    MRP: £32.99
    £31.25
  • Building Measurement

    Taylor & Francis

    Building Measurement

    Authors: Andrew Packer Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Edition: 2nd ISBN: 9781138838147 Format: Paperback Pagination: 358 Pub Date: 27/10/2016 Building Measurement, New Rules of Measurement Measurement of buildings is the core skill of the quantity...

    MRP: £40.99
    £39.00
  • Building Regulations Pocket Book

    Taylor & Francis

    Building Regulations Pocket Book

    Authors: Ray Tricker Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd ISBN: 9780815368380 Format: Paperback Pagination: 444 pages Pub Date: 16/02/2018 This handy guide provides you with all the information you need to comply with the UK Building Regulations and...

    MRP: £21.99
    £20.49
  • CESMM4 Carbon and Price Book 2013

    ICE Publishing

    CESMM4 Carbon and Price Book 2013

    Authors: ICE, Mott MacDonald and BRE Publisher: ICE Publishing ISBN: 9780727758125 Format: Paperback Pagination: 634 pages Pub Date: 26/06/2013 Efficient, accurate costs from across industry CESMM4 Carbon and Price Book has been compiled using the very...

    MRP: £213.00
    £203.00
  • CESMM4 Examples 1

    ICE Publishing

    CESMM4 Examples 1

    ISBN: 9780727765109 Format: Paperbound Author: Mike Attridge Publish Date: 28/08/2020 Publisher: ICE Publishing Number of Pages: 96 This book provides a comprehensive range of examples of diagrams and bills of quantities based on Section 8, works...

    MRP: £55.00
    £52.00
  • CESMM4 Handbook

    ICE Publishing

    CESMM4 Handbook

    Author: Institution of Civil Engineers Publisher: ICE Publishing ISBN: 9780727757616 Format: Paperback Pagination: 256 pages Pub Date: 05/08/2019 CESMM4 Handbook is an ICE guide to the financial control of contracts using the fourth edition of the Civil...

    MRP: £72.50
    £68.75
  • Construction Mathematics

    Taylor & Francis

    Construction Mathematics

    By: Roy Baker, Surinder VirdiEdition: 2 Rev edPublisher: Taylor & Francis LtdImprint: RoutledgeISBN/EAN: 0415810787 / 9780415810784Format: PaperbackPagination: 336 pages, 240 black & white illustrations, 43 black & white tablesPub Date:...

    MRP: £37.99
    £36.00
  • Construction Project Managers Pocket Book

    Taylor & Francis

    Construction Project Managers Pocket Book

    Author: Duncan Cartlidge Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Imprint: Routledge ISBN: 9780367435936 Format: Paperback Pagination: 248 pages Pub Date: 19/05/2020 The second edition of the Construction Project Managers Pocket Book maintains its coverage of...

    MRP: £26.99
    £24.49
  • Construction Quantity Surveying

    Wiley-Blackwell

    Construction Quantity Surveying

    By: Donald Towey Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell ISBN: 9781119312901 Format: Paperback Pagination: 376 pages Pub Date: November 2017 The second edition of Construction Quantity Surveying offers a practical guide to quantity...

    MRP: £46.75
    £44.50
  • Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work

    Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work

    By: Martin Brook, Edition: 5 Rev ed Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann ISBN: 9781138838062 Format: Paperback Pagination: 334 pages Pub Date: 28/07/2016 Estimators need to understand the consequences of entering into a...

    MRP: £38.99
    £37.00
  • Estimator's Pocket Book

    Taylor & Francis

    Estimator's Pocket Book

    Author: Duncan Cartlidge Edition: 2nd Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Imprint: Routledge ISBN: 9781138366701 Format: Paperback Pagination: 282 pages Pub Date: 30/04/2019 The Estimator's Pocket Book, Second Edition is a concise and practical reference...

    MRP: £24.99
    £23.29
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