This section is from the book "Modern Buildings, Their Planning, Construction And Equipment Vol2", by G. A. T. Middleton. Also available from Amazon: Modern Buildings.
Deduct the brickwork for opening.
Number, and state kind of mortar.
Usually a provisional sum. State the number of stoves, and that the contractor must add for carriage and profit.
Number, and the kind of stove stated.
Number, and the kind of ranges stated.
Usually a provisional sum is given for these. State the number and kind (whether wood, iron, etc.), and that the contractor must add for profit, carriage, and fixing. Simple kinds of wood or other chimney-pieces intended to be made by the contractor may be numbered and described, and sketch given.
In the case of ordinary kitchen chimney-pieces, with stone or cement jambs and mantels and wood shelf, the simplest way is to number the sets of jambs and mantel, and fully describe, stating sizes of parts and width and height of opening. Number and describe the shelf and bearers, or measure it per foot run, and number the returned ends, rounded corners, etc.; also the wrought and cut bearers, including cutting and pinning in.
If to upper floors:-
Measure per foot run.
Measure per foot super.
Centering to Trimmer Arch per foot super. State if left in for lathing-to. If not, take Filleting to Soffite per foot super.
Measure per foot cube for filling up under concrete for ground-floor hearths.
Concrete (under ground-floor hearths) per foot super.
Floated Face on concrete for tile hearth per foot super.
Measure per foot super., and describe. State thickness, and that they include jointed edges. If front and back hearths are in one piece, measure the notchings per foot run.
Measure per foot super. and bill in yards. State thickness, kind of cement and proportions in which it is mixed, and how finished.
Measure per foot super. and bill in yards, and give p.c. price of the tiles, and describe how laid. Measure cutting and waste to edges (where the tiles have to be cut). Keep raking cutting separate. Measure any Border of smaller tile per fool run.
Number these, and state their average length.
Number these, and state their p.c value.