Cost for drywall

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Posted by: from Bowmanville
1/29/2016 at 11:38:45 AM

If I charge $6/sq ft for a wall, ex: framing, drywall, tape mud, basically ready for paint - that doesn't include materials, right?

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Date/Time1/29/2016 at 12:12:09 PM

Hi Jeff,

What I would recommend you to do is contact a few contractors as a customer and check what their charges are and what services it includes. It will give you an idea as to how to price with or without material.



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Shawn from S.K. Paint & Reno in Regina
Date/Time1/29/2016 at 1:33:07 PM

At 6.00 a wall sq ft that would include Materials. Would not include paint or any equipment rental or corner bead. I typically charge 2.00 per lf to install corner bead.

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Date/Time1/29/2016 at 1:43:44 PM

Every contractor is different. Each will set there own prices, some will include materials and labour. Others, just labour. The estimate should clarify this. If it does not include this information you are most likely not dealing with a professional. My advice to you is get a second opinion. Make sure the contractor understands what you except to see in the estimate. Labour and material costs, extras and even what's included or excluded.

I hope this information helps.


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Date/Time1/29/2016 at 2:42:12 PM

So to frame, drywall, tape, mud and sand, $6/sq' should include all materials? I thought it would be $6/sq' plus materials???

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Date/Time1/29/2016 at 6:25:45 PM

Typically uou would go ? a Lingerer foot for Steal stud Framing, Then ? SQFT for Materials Installation/Finishing. Depending on what your materials cost are, that should be worked into your prize.

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Paul from Picasso's Drywall in London
Date/Time1/29/2016 at 10:09:49 PM

Thats completely up to you as to what you charge. I think there's plenty of money in that price.

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Mark from CMJ Renovations in Oakville
Date/Time1/30/2016 at 9:40:36 AM

Hi Jeff,

I gather from your question that you have probably gone out on your own as a contractor and are looking on how to price jobs so you are competative. It takes along time to be able to walk onto a job site and give a customer a price. You need to ask yourself how much do you need to make a day and how long it will take you plus material. Material is simple how much a linear foot is the material. I dont know of the top of my head but studs, insulation, drywall, mud and paint use to run about $14.00-17.00 per foot.

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