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LAXTON'S nrm 2013


‘LAXTON’S 2013’ has now been released in two formats. Laxton’s NRM 2013 and Laxton’s SMM 2013.

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LAXTON'S NRM Building Price Book - 2013 is the new version prepared in accordance with the RICS New Rules of Measurement – NRM2: Detailed measurement for building works –. These rules become operative from 1st January 2013. The library of descriptions has been prepared in accordance with NRM2 which is already being taught in Universities and used by quantity surveyors, local and public health authorities, Housing Associations and others.

Laxton’s SMM Building Price Book - 2013 has been prepared, as with previous editions, for those who need access to the prices in the existing format based on SMM7.

Both versions of Laxton’s 2013 include detailed, fully resourced, priced, easy to use libraries of every day construction items checked and updated as at October 2012. Laxton’s are regarded as the estimators essential tool - often referred to as his bible!

“Every job we price is different but Laxton’s 2013 takes all in its stride, as well as prices, details are provided of where to find more information in its company information sections, and approximate prices where quick budgets are needed.”

Laxton’s 2013 editors and authors V B Johnson LLP have done it again, the price books have been prepared in accordance with NRM2 and SMM7, the ‘Bleeds on each page make for quick searching, in addition to prices for each trade, information is provided on basic wages, plant, guide prices per square metre, Working Rule Agreements, Daywork charges, Fees, CDM regulations, useful tables and information, Brands and Trade Names, Company Information and Products and Services all updated for 2013

According to Peter Judd, one of the editors of Laxton’s 2013 ‘I am surprised at how often we receive telephone calls from contractors, Local Authorities and other employers requesting a copy of Laxton’s and how pleased they have been with the comprehensive data provided”

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The contents of the Laxton's NRM 2013 version of the book is as follows:

How to Use and Essential Information
Preliminaries/General Conditions


3       Demolitions;

4       Alterations, repairs and conservation;

5       Excavating and filling;

6       Ground remediation and soil stabilisation;

7       Piling;

8       Underpinning;

9       Diaphragm walls and embedded retaining walls; Crib walls, gabions and reinforced earth;

11      In-situ concrete works;

12      Precast/composite concrete;

13      Precast concrete;

14      Masonry;

15      Structural metalwork;

16      Carpentry;

17      Sheet roof coverings;

18      Tile and slate roof and wall coverings;

19      Waterproofing;

20      Proprietary linings and partitions;

21      Cladding and covering;

22      General joinery;

23      Windows, screens and lights;

24      Doors, shutters and hatches;

25      Stairs, walkways and balustrades;

26      Metalwork;

27      Glazing;

28      Floor, wall, ceiling and roof finishings;

29      Decoration;

30      Suspended ceilings;

31      Insulation, fire stopping and fire protection;

32      Furniture, fittings and equipment;

33      Drainage above ground;

34      Drainage below ground;

35      Site works;

36      Fencing;

37      Soft landscaping;

38      Mechanical services;

39      Electrical services;

40      Transportation; and

41      Builder’s work in connection with mechanical, electrical and transportation installations.

Basic Prices of Materials
Composite Prices for Approximate Estimating
Cost plan for an office development
Cost plan for a detached house
Composite prices

Standard Rates of Wages
Builders' and Contractors Plant
Guide Prices to Building Types per Square Metre
National Working Rule Agreement
Daywork Charges
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2008
Construction Procurement
Sustainable Construction
Tables and Memoranda
Metric System


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