Ideal for builders and a range of trades, surveyors, estimators, self-builders, and local government and public authorities.
- Intended as a guide for pricing small works and maintenance construction projects up to a value around £250,000.
- Up-to-date with plant and material prices at third quarter 2020.
- Labour costs incorporating wage agreements from the Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) and the Joint Industry Board for Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering Services (JIB-PMES).
- More than 6,000 prices with detailed build-ups.
- UK-average prices with location factors to enable more accurate pricing regionally.
- 2021 edition updated with expanded sections, including on terracotta and underground drainage.
- Includes a detailed section on local authority grant-aided construction works.
Hutchins also has advice on preliminaries which can only be priced when specific circumstances are factored in, including site administration and security, water, lighting and power for the works, temporary arrangements for telephones, accommodation, and traffic regulation.
Although it has been superseded by SMM7 and more recently by NRM2, Hutchins is still updated in accordance with SMM6, the 6th Edition of the Standard Method of Measurement, due to its continued popularity and comfort of use among our readers.
- Excavation, Earthwork and Concrete Work
- Brickwork and Blockwork
- Floor, Wall and Ceiling Finishes
- Plumbing and Heating
- Glazing, Painting and Decorating
- Sundries: Steelwork and Metalwork, Windows, External Doors, Asphalt Work, Electrical Work, Damp-proofing, Underpinning
- House Renovation Grants, Repairs and Alterations
- Drainage, Sewerage and Public Works