Readers question for building contacts and advice

Readers question for building contacts and advice

14:13 PM, 21st January 2013, About 11 years ago 1

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Readers question for building contactsWe are a Manchester based property company and are in the process of building a small two bedroom two bathroom house, which we would like to sell or let when completed.

Where can I find authoritative information, preferably free, regarding the cost differences between :

(1) 12.5 mm dot and dab plasterboard and skim and 13 mm 2 coat wet plaster finish.

(2) 22 mm t & G flooring grade chipboard and 22 mm timber t & G boarding .

Any help will be very much appreciated


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10:21 AM, 23rd January 2013, About 11 years ago

Hi Peter

There is a book available that is update annually that gives costs for all the activities you would ever consider when building and maintaining properties. It is called 'The House Builders Bible' and is always referred to in self build magazines. It gives info on things like cost/m2 for tiling and plastering. I can't remember if it includes all trades. I would be surprised if it is not electronic by now. Not exactly free but at around £20 not too much to pay, tax deductable and might be useful for other things you are involved in.

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