BCIS Online

BCIS Online gives you access to independent data. It is a tool to help Quantity Surveyors and Cost Estimators provide early cost advice and prepare cost plans for clients. You can benchmark costs for both commercial and residential buildings.

Also, the latest Indices are at your fingertips including the All in Tender Price Index (TPI) and the General Building Cost Index which measures the movement of prices.

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What our customers say

I needed to justify £6m of spend; by using the BCIS database I was able to use the up-to-date benchmarking data, to adjust the date of the build and use the location factors to validate the difference in cost from building on a green field site in the North, against demolishing and reconstruction on a site in the South, over a year later.
The data we require is quite specialist yet the BCIS database was able to provide what we couldn’t manage ourselves in-house.
Until just over two years ago we were focused on one client, working with the British Government on their schools and hospital programme. But the cuts introduced by Government meant we had to diversify our market into the private sector. We had no information for residential or refurbishment projects, but the BCIS database gave us everything we needed. Now, whenever there is a change in the market, we are able to adapt. It is one of the benefits of subscribing to BCIS.

It can help:

  • You to benchmark; It gives a view of the market and bid comparisons to help ensure that sum costs are in the right ball park.
  • You to determine what a building should cost.
  • You to expand your horizon. If your firm focuses on a particular sector BCIS can provide you with a wider view of the market.
  • Your firm to enter new markets or do jobs outside your normal scope.
  • Save you invaluable time in your work as everything you need is in one place.
  • Your firm might benchmark one sector but will not have the data for cross sector benchmarking – BCIS can help you to gap fill.
  • Show you when the profit will fall out of a project.  The data will help predict the profitability of your project more confidently.
  • Give you reassurance, as you are using BCIS data that you can be more confident in profit levels. 
  • Provide assurance and gives your quotes/tenders credibility. BCIS is reliable; our data is not subject to commercial bias. It is the only available source of independent data in the UK.

BCIS Online features:

  • Has over 20,000 cost analyses
  • It includes average £/m2 building prices
  • You can select projects that are relevant to what you are working on.
  • You can edit the data  to suit your needs; the Elemental Analyses cannot be edited, but can be downloaded to excel, for example, and manipulated off line and independently of BCIS.
  • Location and time adjustment factors within the cost database allow you to use the data in a flexible way to suit your individual project needs.
  • On selected analyses it is possible to view ‘Drawings & Plans’ to compliment the price data and so you can see the analyses in greater detail.
  • As well as a search capability to locate information, useful help pages are provided in each section.
  • RICS Daywork rates are also included that include construction wage rates, labour rates.
  • A Construction Duration Calculator is included to help you estimate the construction build time and monitor performance.
  • Includes access to BCIS Housing Online, giving you cost infromation and guidance for the house building sector in the UK. It provides you with a searchable online database of cost analyses and average prices including reference information, market breifings, news and digests specifically for housing professionals.
  • You have direct access to BCIS Technical assistance to help you with your queries.
  • As well as a search capability to locate information, useful help pages are provided in each section.
  • You have direct access to BCIS Technical assistance to help you with your queries.

Indices included:

  • BCIS Cost Indices
  • BCIS Tender Price Indices
  • Building Cost Indices
  • BCIS Regional Price Indices
  • BCIS Output Indices
  • BCIS Trade Indices
  • Construction New Orders
  • Construction Output
  • House Prices
  • Housing Starts and Completions
  • Resource Indices
  • Retail Prices

Our customers include:

  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Cost Consultants
  • Local Authorities
  • Building Contractors
  • Property Developers
  • Investors
  • Property Owners
  • Building Surveyors
  • Financial Analysts

Select the right package for you and buy online today


RICS Member Price

(incl. VAT)


Non Member Price

(incl. VAT)

Sole Practitioner £954 Buy now
£1,944 Buy now

Professional Practice 2-3

Buy now £2,969 Buy now

Professional Practice 4-9

£2,126 Buy now £3,384 Buy now
Professional Practice 10-49 £2,262 Buy now £3,640 Buy now

Please note:

  • The price is based on the number of people you have in your organisation, not the number of users
  • The member rate will be applied, once you have logged in as a member

What to expect after you have paid online:

  • You will be sent a email confirming your order
  • Once the order is processed, you will receive a unique activation code via email (usually takes 2 working days), with links to access the product

For a free demonstration click here, or buy online now for immediate access.  If you would like to speak to someone about your requirements, please phone +44(0)24 7686 8433.

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