SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK 2019, compiled by AECOM, still provides the most accurate, detailed and professionally relevant construction price information for the UK. Its unique Tender Index, updated through the year, gives an ongoing reality check and allows you to adjust for changing market conditions. Although it suits a wide range of project sizes, this is the only price book which sets out a detailed cost base for contracts exceeding £4,000,000 in value.

Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with an ebook of this 2019 edition on the VitalSource® Bookshelf platform. This versatile and powerful online data viewing package is available for use until the end of December 2019.

As well as an overhaul of prices, several new items have been added, including:

  • Semi and automatic pedestrian doors -- revolving, sliding, and swing
  • An expanded range of industrial shutter doors
  • Industrial docks and shelters
  • An expanded range of aluminium gutters

… along with the standard features you have come to expect from SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK:

  • 20,000 prices for the most frequently specified items, the majority with labour constants and detailed build-ups.
  • Hundreds of alternative materials prices for the more unusual items.
  • Detailed guidance on wage rates, daywork, cost limits and allowances, property insurance and professional fees, plus useful formulae, design criteria and trade association addresses.
  • Updates, free of charge, two or three times a year – see inside for registration details. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk

part 1|2 pages

Part 1: General

chapter 1|7 pages

Capital Allowances

chapter 2|6 pages

Value Added Tax

chapter 3|6 pages

The Aggregates Levy

chapter 4|10 pages

Land Remediation

chapter 5|4 pages

The Landfill Tax

chapter 6|4 pages

Property Insurance

part 2|2 pages

Part 2: Rates of Wages and Labour

chapter 8|1 pages

Rates of Wages

chapter 11|5 pages

Labour Rate Calculations

chapter 12|5 pages

CIJC Labour Categories

part 3|2 pages

Part 3: Approximate Estimating

chapter 13|4 pages

Building Prices per Functional Unit

chapter 14|10 pages

Building Prices per Square Metre

chapter 15|86 pages

Building Cost Models

chapter 16|4 pages

Preliminaries Build-up Example

chapter 17|50 pages

Approximate Estimating Rates

part 4|1 pages

Part 4: Prices for Measured Works

chapter 18a|5 pages


chapter 18b|5 pages

03 Demolitions

chapter 18c|9 pages

04 Alterations, Repairs and Conservation

chapter 18d|10 pages

05 Excavate and Filling

chapter 18e|4 pages

07 Piling

chapter 18f|5 pages

08 Underpinning

chapter 18h|1 pages

10 CRIB Walls, Gabion and Reinforced Earth

chapter 18i|21 pages

11 In Situ Concrete Works

chapter 18j|3 pages

12 Precast/Composite Concrete

chapter 18k|2 pages

13 Precast Concrete

chapter 18l|40 pages

14 Masonry

chapter 18m|9 pages

15 Structural Metalwork

chapter 18n|20 pages

16 Carpentry

chapter 18o|27 pages

17 Sheet Roof Coverings

chapter 18p|14 pages

18 Tile and Slate Roof and Wall Coverings

chapter 18q|5 pages

19 Waterproofing

chapter 18r|25 pages

20 Proprietary Linings and Partitions

chapter 18s|8 pages

21 Cladding and Covering

chapter 18t|9 pages

22 General Joinery

chapter 18u|13 pages

23 Windows, Screens and Lights

chapter 18v|48 pages

24 Doors, Shutters and Hatches

chapter 18w|7 pages

25 Stairs, Walkways and Balustrades

chapter 18x|5 pages

27 Glazing

chapter 18y|26 pages

28 Floor, Wall, Ceiling and Roof Finishes

chapter 18z|15 pages

29 Decoration

chapter 18aa|5 pages

30 Suspended Ceilings

chapter 18ac|14 pages

32 Furniture, Fittings and Equipment

chapter 18ad|14 pages

33 Drainage Above Ground

chapter 18ae|26 pages

34 Drainage Below Ground

chapter 18af|12 pages

35 Site Work

chapter 18ag|4 pages

36 Fencing

chapter 18ah|2 pages

37 Soft Landscaping

chapter 18ai|1 pages

39 Electrical Services

part 5|2 pages

Part 5: Fees for Professional Services

chapter 19|1 pages

Quantity Surveyors’ Fees

chapter 20|3 pages

Architects’ Fees

chapter 21|2 pages

Consulting Engineers’ Fees

part 6|2 pages

Part 6: Daywork and Prime Cost

chapter 23|24 pages

Building Industry

part 7|17 pages

PART 7: Useful Addresses for Further Information

part 8|2 pages

Part 8: Tables and Memoranda

chapter 25|4 pages

Conversion Tables

chapter 26|4 pages


chapter 27|1 pages


chapter 29|6 pages


chapter 30|5 pages

Concrete Work

chapter 31|2 pages


chapter 32|1 pages


chapter 33|3 pages


chapter 34|5 pages


chapter 35|4 pages


chapter 36|1 pages


chapter 37|18 pages


chapter 38|7 pages

Kerbs, Paving, ETC.

chapter 39|3 pages

Seeding/Turfing and Planting

chapter 40|5 pages

Fencing and Gates

chapter 41|7 pages


chapter 42|1 pages

Electrical Supply/Power/Lighting Systems

chapter 43|3 pages

Rail Tracks

chapter 45|1 pages

Imperial Standard Wire Gauge (SWG)

chapter 46|9 pages

Pipes, Water, Storage, Insulation