Demolition work to makeway for upgrade

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Posted by: from Mississauga
1/18/2016 at 9:29:13 AM

I need a 500sqft basement renovation done, currently carpet to be replaced with laminate. Drywall & ceiling replacement. What percentage of the budget would demolition involve?

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Date/Time1/18/2016 at 10:06:33 AM

You have to have a complete bare basement to renovate to the new OBC so 10%.

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Date/Time1/18/2016 at 10:07:36 AM

It's around 25k -40k depending on finishes with labour included.

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Jake from Modern Home Werx in Milton
Date/Time1/18/2016 at 10:51:30 AM

Hello Melwyn,

If your basement renovation is as simple as replacing carpet with laminate, taking down drywall from the walls and ceiling and replacing with new for a 500sqft area, the project cost (without seeing anything) would be roughly around $10,000.00 and the demolition portion would be roughly around $3,000.00 of that. These amounts would not include any surprises that may be found (i.e. mould, electrical surprises, etc) and for us that cost would include materials and labour.

Hope that helps.

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Date/Time1/18/2016 at 11:30:25 AM

Depending on what stage the basement is in now for 500sq ft start to fish would cost approx between 25 to 37 thousand, all materials included.

I hope this info was helpfull and good luck with your project.

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Date/Time1/18/2016 at 3:04:42 PM

Demolition is not a large part of the budget. Without seeing it and without any surprises, a basement of that size can be demo'd for about 3k including the labour, bin etc. The total project should come in around 10-11k assuming you do not want to add a washroom, kitchen, any additional than what you listed above.

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Jimmy from Extreme Renos Ltd. in Melfort
Date/Time1/18/2016 at 3:38:37 PM

Its usually around $500-1000. Have to pay for a bin and garbage disposal. Labour for one up to 3 guys.


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Jimmy from Extreme Renos Ltd. in Melfort
Date/Time1/18/2016 at 4:04:00 PM

For 500 sq/ft it will cost you 10-15,000 dollars. That will include demo, rewiring, framing, carpentry, flooring, trims, paint, etc. All materials, permits, and labour included.

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Date/Time1/18/2016 at 8:05:49 PM

I don't know if there is a formula you could use. You need a bin for the garbsge $500.or so, and some labour to take it apart and to the bin, 2guys @ $14. /hr X the # of hrs. 2 days is $450.So demo might be $1000.(appx.)

There are many laminates and prices, I will leave that to you.Now you have the drywall framing and finishing to contend with for whatever level you want eg painted or sprayed ceiling.

Is that any easier?

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Date/Time1/20/2016 at 1:38:06 AM

20 % of total job cost should cover demolition.

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Date/Time1/20/2016 at 2:49:19 PM

Off the top of my head, demolition including time and tipping fees is approximately 25 to 30% of total cost.


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