Australia’s Largest Library of Construction Cost Information

Created by Australia’s oldest Quantity Surveying firm, Rawlinsons Construction Cost Reference Books have provided Australia with reliable, trusted data since1983. Containing Australia’s Largest Library of Construction Cost Information, our publications are available in digital and hardcopy format.

Covering all Australian states, both the Handbook and Cost Guide are compiled annually, commencing within depth discussions with a selected list of respected industry experts, followed by comprehensive research and calculations before editing and finally, production. Updated quarterly, you can always rely on up to date cost data for your projects.

The Rawlinsons Australian Construction Handbook contains over 1000 pages of data and information and is tailored for more complex projects in excess of $1.5 million.

Aimed at projects under $1.5 million, Rawlinsons Construction Cost Guide targets smaller scale  residential and commercial projects and light industrial ventures.

Both publications, depending on the size and complexity of your project, can be used from the inception of a project, utilising the cost per square metre section in order to ascertain a budget based on the overall square metre of the building and its functionality, as well as quality of finish. The comparative rates section is then used through concept and schematic design for accurate estimations. Finally, the detailed pricing section accurately prices individual units of work, allowing confident estimations for individual trades during contract documentation at project tender.

With almost 40 years of annual editions, Australia's faith in the Rawlinsons Publications has stood the test of time. Head over to our Comparison Summary to see which book is right for you or call us today.