What is the average cost to install drywall, tape and mud and sand (not including drywall)?
Depending on the height and tools required to be on site to complete the task we usually estimate drywall installation cost at $0.50 a square foot (9 foot ceilings) up t $0.75 a square foot (above 9 foot ceilings) to hang drywall.
To mud and sand we estimate between $0.75 to $1.00 per square foot to finish.
To complete the project and prime and paint we charge $0.45 per square foot.
And in Alberta, the costs range from $1.25 / sq.ft. (in Edmonton / Northern Alberta) to $1.75 / sq.ft. (in Calgary / Southern Alberta), for board / taping but NOT including sanding or specialty finishes.
Do these estimates include materials?
The prices for drywall installation, taping mudding, sanding, smooth ceilings, labour and materials, delivery and disposal of construction debris for (2015-16) in Toronto on custom residential homes varies between $1.80 to $2.50 on jobs over 4,000 sq.ft of drywall.
Basements around $2.00 sq.ft.
For example: you can divide floor area by 10 and get approximate amount of drywall sheets 4'x8' required for that job.
Example: 1,000 sq.ft basement divide by 10 equal 100 drywall sheets 4'x8'
100 sheets multiply by 32 (amount of sq.ft per drywall board 4x8) equals 3200 sq ft.
3200 sq.ft. x $2 per sq.ft = $6400
All numbers just an approx estimate.
For a proper quote you need to meet contractor and ask him as many questions as possible and choose the best one. Most of the times the price is not a criteria for choosing contractor.
Good luck with your project!
I own a small company in Brantford ON. On average 0.30 sqft to board up to 0.50 sqft to tape/mud.
Theres very little for drywall companies here people depend on kijiji to find tapers & board men. I have tried quoting. 0.40 to hang the customer always found cheaper. I had to lower cost.
I'm doing a 23,000 sqft boarding project at 0.28sq/ft that was 0.01 cheaper then a top 3 company in the area.
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