Fair price for framing extension and minor renovations?

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Posted by: from Alliston
4/1/2016 at 9:20:22 PM


I'm building a a two story extension with some minor renovations to existing. I have been quoted 12.50 per square foot (labour). From what I can find this seems unreasonably high.

I'm thinking this is high vs a good fair price (certainly not looking for the low bidder).

What do you consider a fair price?

This is Barrie, Ontario area.

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Mark from The Rubber Roof Supply Company in Amherst
Date/Time4/1/2016 at 11:33:40 PM

Hello Bill,

This is going to depend if your contractor is taking on framing,insulating,drywall,roofing, siding, ect. Is the contractor suppling there own insurance, WCB, ect. If so then yes that is a far price. Hope this helps.



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Date/Time4/2/2016 at 12:28:13 AM

Hi Bill,

Pretty simple solution actually. Get more quotes. Pretty good place to start is tight here put the same specs in the "post your project" section so you can get more local contractors to look at your project.

Once you get a few more quotes you can make a decision about fair pricing.

Good luck with it.

Jim Kuzma

Kettleby Handyman

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Uzma from UR Homes in Milton
Date/Time4/2/2016 at 12:43:54 AM

In Toronto framing rate is 8 dollars per square foot for a new custom home. But for additions most framers take a little higher.

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