Pain, William (1730?-1790?) / The practical house carpenter, or, Youth's instructor containing a great variety of useful designs in carpentry and architecture; the five orders laid down by an entire new scale.
A List of Prices, Materials and Labour, and Labour Only, Adapted to the Practical House Carpenter, With Reference to the Respective Designs;, pp. -22
Brick paving, on edge, mortar and labour per yard New foot-tile paving in mortar, from 5d 1/2 per foot superficial to Old foot -tile re-laid, per foot superficial New 16-inch paving in mortar, per foot superficial, 4d to Old ditto, re-laid, per yard, labour Preparing and leveling the ground for the paving 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 Pointing down new fronts, tuck and pat work, labour, only at per foot superficial, form 4d to Ditto, in old work, including scaffolding and mending. Flat joint pointing, including ditto If coloured, add, per foot Plain tiling ripped, new lathed, and tiled with all old tiles, labour mortar, and laths included, at per square Ditto, mixed, new tiles, allowing 100 of new, or thereabout, to a square, at 17s or Ditto, all new tiles, and lathed with single hart lath, at per square Ditto, lathed with double hart laths Labour and all materials: Labour only to plain tiling, from 3s 6d per square to One square of plain tiling, at 7-inch gauged will take 690 tiles, at 7 1/2 inch gauge, 640 tiles to one square. To a square of plain tiling should be allowed one peck of tile pins, two bushels of lime, five bushels of sand, one bundle of laths, and 600 nails. Slating per square, with Westmoreland green slating, on boards, 2l 15s to One ton of slate will complete 2 squares; workmanship, from 7s 6d per square to Pantiling ripped and new lathed, tiled with all new tiles, laid dry, at per square Ditto, bedded in lime and hair, pointed outside, at per square New pantiling laid dry, with hips and ridges laid in mortar, at per square Ditto, bedded, and pointed outside with lime and hair, at per square New pantiling, bedded and pointed inside Ditto, bedded and pointed inside and out Pointing pantiling, outside only, per square Ditto, inside only, per square Dutch glazed pantiling, per square one square will take 170 tiles. Labour only, to pantiling, per square, from 1s 3d to Bricks, tiles, and mortar, when retailed in small quantities. Mortar, per hod Lime and hair, per hod Pointing mortar, blue or white, per hod Tarras, per hod Grey stock bricks, per 100 Place bricks, per 100 Paving bricks, per 100 Red flocks, per 100 Plain tiles, per 100 Pantiles, each Ridge tiles, each Glazed pantiles, each Ten-inch paving tiles, each Foot paving tiles, each Polished foot paving tiles, per foot superficial Ditto 10-inch, per foot superficial To estimate the value of one rod of brickwork in any part of England, at on brick and a half thick. Suppose a bricklayer and labourer to perform one rod of brickwork in five days; the bricklayer at 3s per day, the labourer at 2s per day; bricks at 25s per 1000, lime at 6d per bushel, sand 3s per load. 5 days brick layer, at 3s per day 5 days labourer, at 2s per day 4500 bricks to rod, at 25s per thousand 32 bushels of lime, at 6d per bushel 2 1/2 loads of sand, at 3s per load Suppose a bricklayer and labourer to be 6 days performing one rod of brickwork, 6 days bricklayer, at 3s 6d per day 6 days labourer, at 2s 4d per day 4500 bricks to a rod, at 30s per thousand 32 bushels of lime, at 6d per bushel 2 1/2 load of sand, at 3s per load It is customary to allow 4500 bricks to one rod of work. Note. The carriage of all materials must be added to the above estimates.
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