Pricing for carpentry, painting, drywall and flooring

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Posted by: from Brantford
1/30/2016 at 2:26:14 PM

Looking for a quick pricing guide for some things:

baseboard installation/trim work



laminate floor


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James from Jaycar Homes in Calgary
Date/Time1/30/2016 at 5:39:09 PM

Hi Jason,

There are so many factors. There really isn't a quick pricing guide.

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Date/Time1/31/2016 at 7:59:58 AM


I f you're looking for a pricing formula, there is none. The main reason you get varying quotes is because of the company's overhead. Every contractor's overhead is different.


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Jason in Brantford
Date/Time1/31/2016 at 2:23:46 PM

I am trying to become a contractor looking for a general guidline for pricing in the area of brantford.

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Date/Time1/31/2016 at 3:34:24 PM

Hi Jason,

The pricing formula has been stated here many times.

Labour + materials + overheads + desired profits = price.

You have to figure out your own stuff and see if you are in the market by using your numbers to quote on projects. You will find out quick enough.

Good luck with it!

Jim Kuzma

Kettleby Handyman

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Date/Time2/1/2016 at 7:41:32 PM

Call in a handyman to look at you wants and needs!..oh sorry YOU ARE the handyman!

Get to the big box store, price the material you will need, then add on your price to install.

There. Job by job you will be able to build your own tables for pricing different jobs!

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Date/Time2/2/2016 at 1:15:10 PM


Here are a quick and rough idea for the labor cost for the following items, however there is always variation from contractor to another one depending on several circumstances.

baseboard installation/trim work:- $1.75 / lft

painting: $1.25 / sqft

drywall/taping/mudding: $3 / sqft

laminate floor: $1 / sqft

tile: $6 / sqft

Regards and all the best!


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Arturo from Java Painting in Surrey
Date/Time3/3/2016 at 2:23:42 AM

Jason, some Factors Apply.

But a quick :

Baseboards trim work $1.35 sq

Drywall/tap/mud : $3

Paint : $1.25

Very similar to mike but other factors can affect.

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