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
ESTIMATE OF PRICES, &c. New pantiling, bedded and pointed with lime and hair, at per square, Ditto, inside and out, Inside only, Pointing pantiling outside only, at per square Ditto, inside only, at per square Dutch glased pantiling, at per square Labour only, to pantiling, from 1 s. 6 d. per square to Note, One square of pantiling will take 170 tiles. The Number of paving Bricks and Tiles to complete on square Yard of Pavement. 36 Six-inch tiles. 20 1/4 Eight-inch tiles. 16 Nine-inch tiles. 13 ten-inch tiles. 9 Foot-tiles. 32 Statute bricks, laid flat. 48 Ditto, laid edge-ways. 90 Dutch clinkers. Note, The carriage of materials to be added. The customary allowance to one rod of brick-work is 4500 bricks, 32 bushels of lime, and 2 loads and a half of land. OF CARPENTER's WORK Framing naked flooring with griders; binding-joists, bridging and ceiling joists, as fig. H, plate I, labour and all materials, at per foot cube Labour only, from 4 1/2 d. per foot cube to The timbers in fig. H are drawn half an inch to a foot. The floors on the I-pair of the stairs and attics to bear the same price. Plate 4, The roof and the ceiling floor for the design in plate I, labour and all materials, at per foot cube. Labour only, from 5d. per foot cube to All to be raised complete on the walls. If the timbers in the above work be planed, for them must be allowed 2d. per foot cube for planning. All large strong truss partitions to bear the same price as above, as in the section, plate 7. Trussing griders, with oak trusses 4 inches square, at per foot run. Labour only, at per foot run If the trusses are 5 inches by 4, at per foot run Labour only, at per foot run If the timbers of the above work are taken as they are found, without labour, at per foot cube 2 s. to Then the labour to be taken by the square, as labour and nails, from 12s. per square to If framed with fir timber If framed with oak, from 14s. per square to Raised complete on the walls, oak timber an labour, at per foot cube 4s. to For common flooring, roofing, &c. where the timbers are small, and but little framing, then take the timbers, as you find them, at per foot cube, without labour, from 2s. to And labour and nails, by the square, according as the work is done, from 4s. 6d. to Common quarter partitions to be taken in the same manner, at per foot cube, 2s. or Labour and nails from 3s. 6d. per square to Cove bracketing, at per foot, superficial, from 6d. to Labour to ditto, 2 1/2 d. to Groin ceilings, at per foot superficial from 8 d. to Labour to ditto, from 3s. 6d. to Groin centers, from 24 s. per square to Labour, from 6 s. to The gatherings, or angles of the groin, at 2 d. per foot run, labour, centering for doors, windows, &c. not exceeding 5 inches wide, at per foot run Labour to ditto, at per foot run Centering to semi-circular or semi-elliptical arches, at per foot run, from 6 d. to Labour only, 2 1/2 d. to If above 6 inches wide, at per foot superficial Labour to ditto, 4 d. to Note, The above centers to be made fair and smooth for gauge work, &c. Rough centering to be made for trimmers, landings, &c. at per foot superficial Bressomer and story-post, planned and framed, with braces, at per foot cube Labour, at per foot cube Domical Roofs. Suppose the ribs to be cut out of inch and 1/2 deal, and the diameter of the plan to be 5 feet, and to rise 2 feet 8 inches, the ribs to be taken superficial at per foot, from 10 d. to Labour only, from 4 d. to Ditto, with 2-inch deal 6 or 8 feet in diameter, at per foot superficial, from 1s. to Ditto, planed and framed, from 1 s. to Ditto, with 2-inch and 1/2 deal, domical roof, at per foot, planed and framed, from 1 s. 4 d. to Labour, form 6 d. to Ditto, with 3-inch deal, rough, at per foot superficial Ditto, planed and framed, Labour, from 7 d. to Sky-lights, on an oval plan, to be stuck on the inside with an ovolo, and rabbeted on the outside for strait glass, at per foot superficial from 4s. 6d. to Labour only, from 2 s. to Ditto, made with 3-inch wainscot, Labour only, at per foot superficial Bond timber and lintels, at per foot cube, in sir, 1 s. 10 d. to Labour to ditto, cutting off and laying, at per foot run If oak bond and lintels, at per foot cube, from 3s. to Labour to ditto, per foot run Furings to naked flooring, roofing, &c. at per square, with 1/4 deal. Labour only, Ditto, with inch deal, Labour only, Note, This kind of work, as furing floors, roofs, &c. is various, some wanting more stuff and labour than others; so that the best way is to value according to stuff, time, and nails, expended. Battening to walls, with 3/4 deal, labour and nails included, battens about 2 inches wide, and a foot apart, at per square Labour only, to getting out plugs and fixing, at per square Battening with inch deals, at per square Labour only, Ditto, with inch and 1/4 deal, at per square Labour, from 3 s. 6 d. to Ditto, with inch and 1/2 deal battens, at per square Labour only, from 3 s. 9 d. to Ditto, 2-inch deal battening, at per square Labour only, 4 s. 9 d. to If battening circular walls, per square All hold-fasts and wall-hooks to be paid for extraordinary. Bracketing to common plaister cornices, at per foot superficial Labour, 2 1/2 d. to Ditto, circular, at per foot superficial Labour to ditto, 4 d. to Bracketing to modillion or dental cornices, at per foot superficial Labour only, 3 1/2 d. to Ditto, circular, at per foot Labour only, 4 d. to Cove cornices bracketed, per foot Labour to ditto, 4 d. to Guttering
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