The Index of Retail Prices of Building Materials is a quarterly measure of the relative change in the retail prices of building materials used in the construction of an average home based on a sample of retail stores of different types and sizes.
Building Material Tables
Building Material Index (All Items)
Base : 1996=100
Section of the Index– Inputs into Home Construction
- Site Preparation, Structure and Concrete Frame
- Walls and Roof
- Electrical Installation and Fixtures
- Plumbing and Plumbing Fixtures
- Windows, Doors and Balustrading
- Finishing, Joinery Units, Printing and External Works
Building Material Price Changes 2014-2021
The Index of Building Materials is also a component of the Index of Retail Prices
The base period for the Index of Retail Prices of Building Materials is the average of the four quarters of the calendar year 1996.
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