Take down interior wall plus other small tasks - who to call?

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Posted by: from Hamilton
6/16/2012 at 1:50:01 PM

I would like to take down an interior wall to join two bedrooms in a single floor house. There are heating ducts and electrical outlets in the wall. I would also like to get some other things done like changing a water pipe and attaching a gas stove.

I tried contracting some general contractors who did come to take a look at the place, however I've not received quotes back.

I am wondering if this is perhaps too small a job for a general contractor? If so, who should I be contacting for quotes?

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All About Remodeling in Guelph
Date/Time6/16/2012 at 4:05:28 PM

Hi There,

There are several contractor that only have the knowledge or the idea of how to the the job but they might not have the proper tools, or a person who can do a certain part of the job. it doesn't matter if the job can be small, prices can either go high or low depending in the condition of the site job.

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Date/Time6/16/2012 at 6:13:09 PM

This job maybe smaller then a general contractor would like to take on. Your best bet is a renovation company. But make sure you get at least 3 references


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Date/Time6/16/2012 at 7:39:35 PM

Generals usually do larger jobs only. Try renovation contractors that do small to medium size projects.

You might want to give a larger time frame as to when you want it completed. Most good contractors are busy, especially in the summer.

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Robert from Electrilight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time6/16/2012 at 8:53:31 PM

Hi Charlene,

You can certainly hire independant contractors to do your work piece by piece. All you need is an electrical company and ventilation company and normally, we could do must of the removal without the general.

After the removal, you could easily get a framer and drywall team to finish it all up.


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Meridian Construction Inc. in Edmonton
Date/Time6/16/2012 at 9:03:07 PM

It is unfortunate that you were treated this way by the contractors that came out.

No your project is not too small. There are some companies hat is about helping the client big or small. The smaller jobs it's harder to make a large profit and that may be why you did not get a quote back.

Best Regards,

Scott Anderson

Sales Rep.

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Robert from Robert Graul in Montreal
Date/Time6/16/2012 at 10:43:40 PM


You require the services of a plumber for the water pipe and gas stove. You must confirm before demolition that the wall that you desire to take down it NOT a load-bearing wall.

You could hire a handyman to demolish the wall, relocate the outlets, re-route the heating ducts, finish the end-points/ceiling with drywall, trim and paint.

The plumbing work and wall-removal jobs could be done separately. Most likely this is too small for General Contractor.

Try to find a local, reliable handyman through your friends or neighbors.

Good luck and have a great summer.


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Charlene in Hamilton
Date/Time6/17/2012 at 12:56:34 PM

Thank you all for your replies; they are most helpful!

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Date/Time6/18/2012 at 8:46:21 PM


You should be able to call pretty much any general contractor and have them give you a quote. Ourselves we try to always send the quotes in, after viewing the scope of the work and pricing out the supplies, within a maximum of a week. Generally speaking we would usually have a quote in within 3 days.

As for how much the quote should be, it is impossible to say without seeing the job for myself and pricing it out properly.

Good Luck in your renovation.

Thank you,

Sherri & Dustin Depatie

Seamless Finishing Inc.

Office : 780-760-3852

Sherri : 780-297-0986

Dustin : 780-885-2231

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