Masonry Support Savings Comparison
|Bricklayer fixing own support system||Vision to fix support system|
|S/S fitted||5m||10m||15m||20m||S/S fitted||5m||10m||15m||20m|
|Fit time per metre||2.5 metres per hour*||Fit time per metre||5 metres per hour|
|metre / fit time||5 / 2.5||10 / 2.5||15 / 2.5||20 / 2.5||metre / fit time||5 / 5||10 / 5||15 / 5||20 / 5|
|Blocks that would be laid based on 200 blocks per man per 8 hour day||Contract labour rates per m from|
|Blocks laid in time period||50||100||150||200||Labour only cost per metre||13.95||13.95||13.95||13.95|
|Nr of blocks / 10 for m2||5||10||15||20||Total cost||69||139||209||279|
|Price per m2||14.00||14.00||14.00||14.00|
|Total m2 x m2 rate||70||140||210||280||Saving comparison|
|Money lost fitting support system||Metres fitted||5m||10m||15||20m|
|Bricklayer not laying blocks||70||140||210||100|
|Hours||2||4||6||8||Bricklayer fixing rate||25||50||75||280|
|Total money lost||70||140||210||280||Total bricklayer costs||95||190||285||380|
|(Not laying blocks)||Vision fixing||69||139||209||279|
|Bricklayer rate to fix support system|
|S/S fitted||5m||10m||15m||20m||>Project amounts||150m||200m||250m||300m|
|Cost out per metre||5.00||5.00||5.00||5.00||Total bricklayer costs||2,660||3,800||4,750||5,700|
|Overall saving (Hours/Days)||60 / 7.5||80 / 10||100 / 12.5||120 / 15|
- *2.5m per hour is based on all material and plant being at the bricklayers side, the time is made up of the bricklayer stopping laying, marking support system level, pre-drilling steel / concrete, fitting support system to appropriate line & level, torque up fixings and spraying with marker spray for QA sign off.
- (Productive hours / days saved to lay bricks which in turn speeds up the progamme and allows your bricklayers to earn you more money)
- Time to fit would increase significantly if the bricklayer had to wait for / fetch the drill or materials every time it was required
Following a very busy year, we would like to express our gratitude to Vision Construction for providing assistance with Masonry Support items on our projects.
We found Vision well equipped and they integrated well with our team. With the upcoming year predicted to be busier than ever, we will definitely be looking to use Vision again.
Davis and Barrett Brickwork Contractors Ltd.