A key to civil architecture; or, The universal British builder  To which is added, a treatise of arithmetick

A key to civil architecture; or, The universal British builder To which is added, a treatise of arithmetick

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1774 Excerpt: ...cornices are valued all together, at----1 9 Doric intablatures all together; with mutules, trigliffs, &c» at per foot superficial, masters--,--26 Surveyors, from 2 s. 2d. to 24 But these are usually valued singly, the cornice at is. 2d. the trigliffs and mutules at per piece, which answers the fame purport. Architraves, at per foot superficial, by masters----10 Surveyors, from 8d. to 10 The universal price of mouldings is as follows. To every superficial foot of moulding may be reckoned, in a general case, of a foot of stuff. In some cases it will require more, and others less, which, of good whole deal, as none s. d. else mould be uled for mouldings, we will call o 3 Brads, glue, &c.--o 11 The whole materials to a foot supers!-, cial, is--04? The labour to all mouldings worked by hand, (as the others are not worth notice) s. d. stands a master in near 4d. per foot, which' makes the labour and materials per foot o 85 Therefore the universal price of all streight mouldings should be per foot superficial----10 To prove the labour, 4 lengths of 10 or 12 feet, S twotwo-membered mouldings, is one day's work, which may girt about three inches each, make twelve feet in the whole, which, at 4d. per foot, is 4 s..above a journeyman's wages. Circular mouldings are very badly regulated, having no more than double measure, which is in every cafe too little, both for materials and labour. The real value of circular work should be at least trebled; and, in many cases, double measure, and double price. Architraves, double-faced, to masters should be the same as mouldings, as both stuff and labour have the fame proportions. Single-faced architraves are made of thinner stuff, with a moulding glued upon them; the materials are not worth more than 2d. per foot; t...