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Xactware Publishes October 2015 Price List

 — 06 October 2015 — 

The October 2015 price list updates for the nine regional pricing databases in the United Kingdom and the two regional pricing databases in the Republic of Ireland are now available for download.

As a provider of estimating and management solutions for the property insurance, refurbishment, and restoration industries, Xactware publishes quarterly price list updates to give insurance professionals and contractors access to current local rates for thousands of building and reinstatement line items. Xactware gathers cost information contained in these schedules from live estimates as they are processed and from frequent surveys with labour and material suppliers.

Changes to the October price list
For the October 2015 price list publication, Xactware added two new items to paint ceiling roses.

Additionally, Xactware created a new household tax rate that only applies VAT to material and equipment within a scope. This new rate should be used in conjunction with the household settings. Xactware has also created a mixed tax rate that can be used when the household settings are applied to the estimate and items have been added that require the application of tax to the labour.

Other changes to the October price lists include the adding a small percentage to the labour burden to allow for the government’s compulsory pension schemes and finally the moving of acrow props and strong boys from the Demolition category to the Equipment category.

Customers can view specific changes to the price lists by logging in to the eService Centre.

Local market conditions
Xactware makes every effort to ensure pricing information contained in the most recent update represents market costs at the time of publication. Since actual market prices can vary and may change rapidly, and since many factors can affect the cost of a project (including—but not limited to—labour, plant, and material costs as well as the rates and application of VAT), we strongly recommend customers monitor their local markets for any such changes and adjust their estimate pricing as deemed appropriate.

Pricing feedback
Please report any price changes to Xactware as soon as possible. We will then adjust any information that can be independently verified for inclusion in future price list publications. You can submit pricing feedback online or via email to Xactware’s pricing team at:

Downloading a price list in Xactimate
If you are a registered Xactimate user, you can download price lists in four steps:

  • In Xactimate, select Price List tab in the main dashboard,
  • Select Request Price List(s) on the menu bar.
  • From the “Request Price List” window, enter the country, region, and area for the price list you would like to download.
  • After making your selections, select Download.