Masonry Estimating Cost Changes


Starting with Goldenseal 3.2 we have made some minor improvements and changes to a few of the Assemblies in the Masonry estimating cost category.

  • We tidied up a few descriptions so they'll be clearer
  • We reduced brick quantities and added morter to the chimney liners unit cost
  • We reduced labor costs in a couple of block wall assemblies that were too high
  • Labor and material quantities are more realistic for brick hearths, masonry fireplaces and new stucco.


If you have Goldenseal 3.1 or earlier, you can import these Assembly changes into your company file.

To add the changes, first download the update file. Follow these steps:

  1. Click this link-- Masonry Update.
  2. Save the text file on your hard drive and remember where it is.

Next, import the data into your company file:

  1. Open your company file.
  2. Choose Import from the File menu, and choose **Other Update from the submenu.
  3. Locate the Masonry_Costs text file that you just downloaded from the website.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Goldenseal will automatically change the assemblies.

**If you have an older version of Goldenseal, you may not see the Other Update command. In that case, use the Payroll Update command instead. It does exactly the same thing.