Pain, William (1730?-1790?) / Pain's British Palladio, or, The builder's general assistant.
Estimate of Prices, for Materials and Labour, and Labour Only, Adapted to the Designs in Pain's British Palladio., pp. 8-14
8 Estimate of Prices for Materials and Labour and Labour only adapted to the desgins in Pain's British Pallidio. Of bricklayer's work Digging foundations, cess-pools, wells & c according to the quality of the ground, exclusive of carting away, from 6d per yards to New brick -work, laid dry in cess-pools, wells &c with good hard burnt bricks, at per rod New brick work in party-walls, & c all place bricks, at per rod Labour only Ditto, 3-fourths place bricks, and 1-fourth grey blocks, per rod Ditto, 3-fourths grey blocks Ditto all grey blocks Ditto, half grey blocks New fronts, faced with the best malm stocks, inside grey stocks, at per rod Labour only Labour and mortar Note, the same sort of walling circular is worth 5 s per rod more than the strait. Grates or kitchen ranges faced with grey stocks are worth, per foot reduced Ovens and coppers are generally measured as solid, only deducting the ash-holes. This kind of work is often taken in cube feet, and to reduce these cube feet to the standard of one brick and a half, multiply the number of cube feet found by 8 and divide that product by 9, the quotient will be the feet reduced to the standard of one brick and a half thick. Outside splays, per foot run Inside ditto Red return splays, rubbed and gauged, at per foot run Ditto, rubbed and gauged up to the quoins Groins done with red or grey stocks at per foot superficial Labour only Rubbed and gauged arches strait or circular set in putty, at per foot, superficial from Labour only Semi-circular or semi-elliptical arches, rubbed, gauged and set in putty from Labour only Brick coping and plain tile creasing, with two course plain tiles under brick on edge at per foot run Brick nogging done with place bricks laid flat, at per yard Ditto, laid edge ways Ditto with grey stocks, flat Ditto on edge The quartering to be measured, in labour only per yard Ditto on edge from Ditto, laid flat in sand Ditto on edge in sand Paving with paving bricks flat in mortar at per yard Ditto on edge Brick paving laid flat mortar and labour at per yard Ditto on edge, mortar and labour Labour only New foot-tiles paving in mortar from 5 1/2 d per foot superficial to New 10 inch tile paving, laid in mortar 4 d per foot to Note preparing and levelling the ground to be charged by the day Foot-tiles made for paving ovens & c must be charged at per tile And if the tops be rubbed smooth and gauged there must be allowed per foot superficial To pointing down fronts, tuck and pat, new work superficial from 4d per foot to New plain tiling-lath with single lath hart per square Ditto with double hart-lath Labour only from 4s per square to Note one square of plain tiling will take 690 tiles at 7-ich gauge, 7-inch and a half gauge will take 640 tiles to one square To a square of plain tiling should be allowed one peck of tile-pins 2 bushels of lime, 5 bushels of land 1 bundle of laths and 600 nails Slating per square, with Westmoreland green slate on boards from 2l 10s per square to One ton of slate will lay 2 squares labour only per square New pantiling laid dry with hips and ridges laid in mortar at per foot square including lath New
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