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There is an enormous amount of data contained in these annual publications and, with two to choose from, there is a book for everyone. The Handbook deals with projects of a more complex nature covering values over and above $1.5 million. If your project is of a more domestic nature with a smaller project value that is below $1.5 million, the Cost Guide is more appropriate, also including a renovation section.

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BUILDING PRICES INDICES
Annual
Quarterly

17 Pages incl. graphs
1979 onwards
2007 onwards

1 Page
1975 onwards
2019 onwards

REGIONAL INDICES

11 Pages

13 Pages

ESTIMATING - BUILDING COSTS PER SQM
Buildings up to $1,500,000
Buildings over $1,500,000


29 Pages
Yes


12 Pages
No

ESTIMATING - ELEMENTAL COSTS OF BUILDING
Buildings up to $1,500,000
Buildings over $1,500,000


57 Pages
Yes


18 Pages
No

ESTIMATING - COMPARATIVE COSTS
Buildings up to $1,500,000
Buildings over $1,500,000


No
63 Pages


24 Pages
No

DETAILED PRICES
Trades excluding services
Services


351 Pages
209 Pages


163 Pages
41 Pages

REFURBISHING AND RECYCLING BUILDINGS

29 Pages

No

RENOVATIONS
Unit prices for a range of items relevant to
kitchens and bathrooms

No

6 Pages

LABOUR AND PLANT CONSTANTS
Major items on-site work for which the prices
are given in detail

34 Pages

10 Pages

BUILDING PLANNING, ADMINISTRATION &
MANAGEMENT

68 Pages

4 Pages

RENTAL REVIEW

30 Pages

No

INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS

20 Pages

No

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The aim was to deliver this information in one annual book which would include information for all Australian states and the first edition of Rawlinsons Australian Construction Handbook was released in 1983. The Handbook was such a success that in 1993 we were again approached to produce a similar publication, but for domestic and small commercial projects.

The result was Rawlinsons Construction Cost Guide. Rawlinsons has become the leading publisher of construction cost data in Australia, producing annual editions of Rawlinsons Australian Construction Handbook and Rawlinsons Construction Cost Guide. Another addition to our publications is Rawlinsons Process Engineering Handbook, which has been specifically developed for mining, oil and gas projects. See Icon above for detailed information and order form.

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