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Costs associated with drywalling a ceiling

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Posted by: from Newmarket
6/23/2013 at 10:29:24 PM

Hi All,

Any ideas re: costs associated with drywalling a basement ceiling?

It is 1400 sq. ft. and no need to include any bulkheads or any strapping. Just keep it simple: 1400 sq. ft. of total ceiling space to be hung, taped, sanded and primed.

Thanks.

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Andrei from iFix Contracting in Ottawa
Date/Time6/23/2013 at 11:24:00 PM

One single 48x96 sheet of drywall covers - 32 sq ft

To cover 1400 sq ft you need - 44 sheets

At Home Depot, one sheet of 1/2" drywall costs - $14.65

44 sheets of drywall - $644.60

Box of screws - $29.99

One roll of drywall tape - $8.38

One gallon of drywall mud - $13.20

Primer, one gallon - $19.97

Subtotal - $716.14

Total with tax - $809.25

There are different options, as far as drywall goes.

You may want to go with longer drywall, say 4x12x1/2, which costs $14.45 for some reason.

That covers 48 sq ft per sheet, which translates into 30 sheets, drops the price significantly.

30 sheets of drywall - $433.5, that's - $489.86 with tax

Or you can go with 4x10x1/2, which costs $11.93 per sheet.

At 40 sq ft, you'll need 35 sheets.

35 sheets - $417.55, that's - $471.83 with tax

You may need more than one box of screws, and more than one roll of tape.

Hope that helps.

Sincerely,

Andre / iFix Contracting

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Date/Time6/24/2013 at 7:48:20 AM

Thanks. I should have been a tad more specific. lol

What about labor costs? The above calculations are easy but I would like to get an idea of what people charge for labor as well.

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Date/Time6/25/2013 at 12:29:37 PM

Hi Brett,

This job will cost you about $5500 materials and labor to be completed as described.

Thanks,

Mike

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