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ORIGINAL AND IMPROVED

BUILDER'S PRICE-BOOK:

Corrected to the Year 1849.

CONTAINING

THE PUBLIC HEALTH ACT,

WITH TABLES OF THE VARIOUS CHARGES RESULTING FROM ITS

EXECUTION FOR ALL THE TOWNS IN THE KINGDOM ;

AND CORRECT

LISTS OF PRICES FOR ALL DESCRIPTION OF BUILDER'S WORK;

AN ABSTRACT OF THE

Metropolitan Building Act,

BII

ADAPTED AS A GUIDE TO SURVEYORS AND BUILDERS

WITH

TABLES FOR THE PURCHASE OF ANNUITIES AND LEASĖS)

WEIGHT AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS, &c.

EDITED BY EDWARD CRESY,

ARCHITECT AND SURVEYOR.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR M. TAYLOR,

WELLINGTON STREET, STRAND.

Price Four Shillings.

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Table

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x111. Brick and Tile Paving

133

xiv. Tiling

134

xv. Latns

135

xvi. Lime

ib.

XVII. Sand

136

XVIII, Mortar

ib.

xix. Roman Cement

137

xx. Slates

ib.

XXI. Gravel

138

xxu. Night Soil

ib.

xxvII. Carpenter's Memorandums

ib.

xxiv. Weight of Roof Covering

139

xxv. Weight of Materials

ib.

xxvi. Specific gravity and weight of sundry Materials

140

xxvii. Sundry useful notices, viz. : Running Measure ; Super-
ficial Measure; Solid Measure, &c.

141-3

xxvm A Table showing the value of Brickwork at different

prices of bricks, labour, &c.

144

xxix. A Table of the value of a rod of reduced brickwork

145

xxx. A Table showing what length of timber of any scantling

will make a cube foot, from 2 to 12 inches square 146-7

XXX1. A Table showing the cube quantity of timber in a square

of roofing, flooring, &c., according to various scantlings 148

XXXII. A Table showing how many deals will finisb a square of

flooring, &c.

149

XXXi11. Five Tables for the prices to be charged for fir, or other

timber in measured work, from 21. 10s. to 151. 15s. per

load

150-4

xxxiv. Tables showing the price to be charged, per foot run, for
scantling of oak, elm, fir, &c.

. 155-62

xxxv. A Table of Fir, &c., to be charged according to prime

cost, &c., in Daywork

163

xxvI. A Table of deals and battens, &c.

164
XXXVII. Two Tables of Ironmongery goods

165-6

XXXVII. A Table showing the weight of one foot in length of

square iron bar

167

XXXIX. A Table showing the weight of one foot in length of

round iron bar

ib.

XL. A Table showing the weight of flat iron, &c.

168

XLI. A Table showing the weight, per foot superficial, of lead,
from one sixteenth of an inch to one inch thick

169

XLII. A Table showing the weight of a superficial foot of cast

iron from * to 21 inches thick

170

XLIII. A Table showing what quantity of lead will cover, with

the price, &c.

171

XLIV. A Table showing the value of sheet-lead, &c.

172

XLV. A Table of the graduated scale of prices of unsilvered
plates of glass, from 1 to 75 feet superficial

173-4

XLVI. Extract from 4 and 5 William IV. cap. 35, for the safer

construction of chimneys and flues

175

Abstract of the Paving Act

176

Duties on Valuations and Appraisements

178

xlv. Prices of Glass

173-6

xlvi. Extract from 4 and 5 William IV. cap. 35, for the safer

construction of chimneys and flues

177

Abstract of the Paving Act

178-9

Duties on Valuations and Appraisements

180

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(11 & 12 Vict. Cap. 63,)

FOR

PROMOTING THE PUBLIC HEALTH;

Passed 31st August, 1848.

WITH NOTES, &c.

CAP. LXIII.

AN ACT for Promoting the Public Health.

[31st August, 1848.]

Parts to which

applied.

made for improving the Sanitary Condition of Towns and Populous Places in England and Wales, and it is expedient that the Supply of Water to such Towns and Places, and the Sewerage, Drainage, Cleansing, and Paving thereof, should, as far as practicable, be placed under one and the same local management and control, subject to such general supervision as is hereinafter provided : Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, That

this Act may, from time to time, be applied, in manner this Act may be

hereinafter provided, to any part of England and Wales, except the parts next hereinafter mentioned; (that is to

say,) the city of London, and the liberties thereof, the parts within the limits of certain Commissions of Sewers bearing date at Westminster the Thirtieth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, also the parts within the limits of a certain other commission of sewers bearing date at Westminster, the Fourth day of December in the year last aforesaid, and the parts subject to the jurisdiction of the Commissioners acting in the execution of an Act of the Fifth year of the reign of King George the Fourth, for (among other things, more effectually paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, and regulating the Regent's Park, and in the execution of the several Acts for extending the jurisdiction of such commissioners. Interpretation of 2. And be it enacted, That in the construction of this

Act the following Words and Expressions shall have the meanings hereby assigned to them, unless such meanings be repugnant

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