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Electrical Installations

Material Costs/Measured Work Prices

The following explanations are given for each of the column headings and letter codes.


Prices for each unit are given as singular (i.e. 1 metre, 1 nr) unless stated otherwise.

Net price

Industry tender prices, plus nominal allowance for fixings, waste and applicable trade discounts.

Material cost

Net price plus percentage allowance for overheads (7%), profit (5%) and preliminaries (13%).

Labour norms

In man-hours for each operation.

Labour cost

Labour constant multiplied by the appropriate all-in man-hour cost based on gang rate (See also relevant Rates of Wages Section) plus percentage allowance for overheads, profit and preliminaries.

Measured work Price (total rate)

Material cost plus Labour cost.