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HOUSING REPAIR
COST GUIDE
3RD EDITION




BCIS is the Building Cost Information Service of
Housing Repair Cost Guide

Contents
           Preface ................................................................................................9


           Introduction
           GENERALLY.............................................................................................11
           INCORPORATING THE COSTS IN A SURVEY .......................................11
           LAYOUT OF THE GUIDE..........................................................................12
               E – OUTSIDE OF THE PROPERTY.................................................12
               F – INSIDE OF THE PROPERTY.....................................................12
               G – SERVICES.................................................................................13
               H – GROUNDS................................................................................13
           PRESENTATION OF THE COSTS............................................................14
           USING THE COSTS .................................................................................16
           COSTING ASSUMPTIONS......................................................................18
           RATES FOR SKIP HIRE...........................................................................21



           E – Outside of the Property
           E1 – CHIMNEY STACKS .........................................................................25
           E2 – ROOF COVERINGS ........................................................................36
                Roof Coverings ...............................................................................36
                Pitched Roof....................................................................................40
                Flat Roof..........................................................................................44
                Flashings .........................................................................................47
                Ventilation........................................................................................51
           E3 – RAINWATER PIPES AND GUTTERS..............................................54
                Rainwater Fittings ...........................................................................68
           E4 – MAIN WALLS..................................................................................72
                Underpinning...................................................................................72
                Brickwork ........................................................................................73
                Stonework .....................................................................................106
                Rendering, Pebble Dashing...........................................................117
                Treatment, Cleaning ......................................................................119
                       Rendering, Brickwork.........................................................119
                       Stonework..........................................................................120
                 Vertical Cladding ..........................................................................123
                       Shiplap................................................................................123
                       Tile ......................................................................................125
                       Decorations........................................................................129
           E5 – WINDOWS....................................................................................134
                Windows .......................................................................................134
                Glazing...........................................................................................138
                Decorations ...................................................................................140

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    E6 – OUTSIDE DOORS.........................................................................149
         Doors and Frames ........................................................................152
         Decorations ...................................................................................153
    E7 – CONSERVATORY AND PORCHES...............................................157
         Canopies .......................................................................................157
         Repairs ..........................................................................................159
    E8 – OTHER JOINERY AND FINISHES................................................172
         Eaves Boarding .............................................................................172
         Verge Boarding..............................................................................181
         Vertical Shiplap Cladding...............................................................184
         Rendering, Pebble Dashing ..........................................................193
    E9 – OTHER ..........................................................................................195
         Dampness.....................................................................................195
               Reduce Ground Level ........................................................195
               Waterproof Walls ...............................................................197
               Clean Out Blocked Cavities ...............................................198
               Ventilate Subfloors.............................................................199
         Insulation .....................................................................................200



    F – Inside of the Property
    F1 – ROOF STRUCTURE......................................................................205
    F2 – CEILINGS ......................................................................................213
    F3 – WALLS AND PARTITIONS ...........................................................223
         Rebuild ..........................................................................................223
         Plaster ...........................................................................................226
         Tiling..............................................................................................229
         Decorations...................................................................................233
    F4 – FLOORS........................................................................................239
         Repair Concrete and Screed ........................................................239
         Timber Floors................................................................................241
         Floor Coverings.............................................................................249
         Skirtings ........................................................................................252
    F5 – FIREPLACES, CHIMNEY BREASTS AND FLUES .......................257
    F6 – BUILT-IN FITTINGS .......................................................................260
         Kitchen Units and Worktops.........................................................260
    F7 – WOODWORK ...............................................................................262
         Doors and Frames ........................................................................262
         Staircases......................................................................................273
         Decorations...................................................................................275
    F8 – BATHROOM FITTINGS ................................................................279
         Bathroom Suites...........................................................................279
         Individual Fittings ..........................................................................280




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F9 – OTHER ..........................................................................................283
     Roof Insulation..............................................................................283
     Walkways in Roof Space..............................................................285
     Wall Insulation...............................................................................286
     Construct Independent Walls .......................................................287
     Tanking ..........................................................................................288
            Walls...................................................................................288
            Floors .................................................................................290
     Mechanical Extract Ventilation......................................................293
     Decorate Rooms...........................................................................294




G – Services
G1 – ELECTRICITY ................................................................................297
     Complete Rewire..........................................................................297
     Rewire Circuits..............................................................................298
     Renew Wiring ...............................................................................299
     Replace Fittings ............................................................................300
     Overhaul and Replace Storage Heaters.......................................302
G2 – GAS/OIL ........................................................................................303
     Replacing Boilers ..........................................................................303
G3 – WATER..........................................................................................304
     Water Main ...................................................................................304
     Cold Water Tanks and Pipes .........................................................306
     Insulation.......................................................................................309
            Tanks ..................................................................................309
            Pipework ............................................................................310
G4 – HEATING .......................................................................................312
     Heating Systems...........................................................................312
     Boilers ...........................................................................................313
     Radiators .......................................................................................313
     Storage Heaters............................................................................314
G5 – WATER HEATING .........................................................................315
     Hot Water Cylinders......................................................................315
     Immersion Heaters.......................................................................315
     Distribution System ......................................................................316
     Insulation.......................................................................................318
            Tanks ..................................................................................318
            Pipework ............................................................................319
G6 – DRAINAGE ...................................................................................321
     Rainwater Drainage Above Ground..............................................321
          Rainwater Gutters and Pipes ............................................321
          Fittings................................................................................335
     Rainwater Drainage Below Ground..............................................339
          Soakaways .........................................................................339




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           Foul Drainage Above Ground .......................................................340
           Pipes and Fittings .........................................................................340
           Foul Drainage Below Ground .......................................................346
                 Septic Tanks .......................................................................346
                 Pipework and Fittings ........................................................347
                 Manholes ...........................................................................353
    G7 – COMMON SERVICES ..................................................................354
         Water Distribution System ...........................................................354
         Sanitary Fittings ............................................................................355




    H – Grounds
    H1 – GARAGE........................................................................................361
         Roof Structure...............................................................................361
         Pitched Roof .................................................................................372
         Flat Roof ........................................................................................376
         Flashings .......................................................................................379
         Eaves.............................................................................................382
         Verges ...........................................................................................385
         Rainwater Fittings .........................................................................387
         Brickwork ......................................................................................394
         Stonework.....................................................................................404
         Rendering, Pebble Dashing..........................................................408
         Treatment Cleaning
                Rendering, Brickwork ........................................................411
                Stonework..........................................................................412
         Vertical Cladding............................................................................414
                Shiplap................................................................................414
                Tile ......................................................................................415
         Floors.............................................................................................417
         Doors.............................................................................................419
         Windows.......................................................................................423
         Decorations...................................................................................428
                Cladding .............................................................................428
                Doors and Frames .............................................................430
                Windows............................................................................436
    H2 – OTHER ..........................................................................................442
         Drives and Paths...........................................................................442
         Remove Trees and Shrubs............................................................449
         Pruning Trees and Shrubs .............................................................450
    H3 – GENERAL .....................................................................................451
         Boundaries ....................................................................................451
              Walls...................................................................................451
              Fencing...............................................................................453
              Gates..................................................................................457
              Fencing and Gates.............................................................458




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Pricing Information
       House Types.......................................................................465
       Adjustment Factors for Location.......................................469
       Index of Recent Price Movements ...................................471




Addenda
       Index to Tables ...................................................................475
       Index ..................................................................................482




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