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House-Building Costs

Volume 466: debated on Monday 27 June 1949

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asked the Minister of Works what was the average cost of houses built by the mobile labour squad during the last six months of 1948 and the first three months of 1949; and what items are included in this cost.

The average cost of houses completed in the two periods referred to was£1,979 and£2,099, respectively. These figures include site clearance and preparation work, foundations, superstructure and all work within the curtilage, electrical and gas services and equipment, transport charges of labour and material and cost of camp accommodation, but do not include roads and main sewers nor the departmental agency charge.