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The Independent Construction Rates In Jamaica
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What Are The Construction Rates In Jamaica?
I'm going to be honest with you. I've been getting the questions from day one, and more so over the last few months.
But without an intricate understanding and appreciation of the building and construction industry, I 'kinda - sorta' left it for later.
And of course, you and I know that what is left for later, meaning not a priority, rarely gets done :-(
But today I have
good great news for you!
Your questions answered!
And the questions ranged from...
- How do I get a copy of the parish council rate sheet?
- Do you have a copy of the rate sheet for construction in Jamaica?
- Where can I find a copy of the master builders wage rates?
- What are the construction industry trade rates?
- Is there an independent contractor rate sheet in Jamaica?
- Can you share a rate sheet for construction in Jamaica?
- What are the current construction rates in Jamaica?
And the most recent from Junia, one of my faithful subscribers..."Mr Wellesley can you send me or publish the rate sheet for construction workers. From time to time we having a tug an war over prices".
Yes, it took me some time and effort; from contacting industry players, making several phone calls - to several of these red-tape laced businesses, to eventually travelling to pickup the physical copy.
So yes, I've gotten it - the independent contractors rate sheet for builders in Jamaica 2018-2019!
N.B. To my US readers, remember that the rates listed here are all in Jamaican dollars ($JA), so don't panic :-).
You can learn more about the Jamaica to US exchange rate here
In addition to latest rates for labourers and skilled workers, it includes the latest rates for:
- Lining out the building
- Laying blocks and bricks
- Digging of foundation
- Casting Foundation
- Excavation work
- Casting of columns
- Roughcast and granite
- Erecting columns
- Erecting Lintels
- Putting up cantilever, templates and arch
- Spanish wave
- Rendering wall and ceiling
- Spraying flooring
- Settle and dress flooring
- Layout and grout tiles
- Erecting staircase
- ... and a whole lot more!
Above that, rates are specially categorized (and detailed) for...
- Carpentry &
I was particularly impressed as it includes rates for many of what I consider to be the non-standard and even diminimus stuff.
- Profile Boards
- Demolition of buildings
- Gully basins
- Sewer manholes &
- Kerb and Channel.
- It even includes rates for fitting toilet paper holder and soap dish in wall - everything is included!
The photos below are just snippets from it, I've gone above and prepared the complete document for you - free of cost!
Simply, CLICK HERE TO VIEW or download it
. Note that it is a .pdf document.
It will also open in a new window.
Here again is the link to VIEW or DOWNLOAD
the complete rate sheet - mush easier viewing too!
Happy building!!! I welcome your feedback and comments here
And by the way, if you are overseas and looking to build in Jamaica, I recommend:
- This builder (click the link). He is extremely dependable and punctual, and also,
- Get this Home Builder's Guide, loaded with cautions, tips and strategies to ensure to get the best buck for your money.
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See also: The Cost Of Building A House In Jamaica
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