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Old 01-12-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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Can anyone give me a ballpark of what a new set of straight, basic, 13 rise wooden stairs (open one side), would cost in Toronto?
Second question: has anyone had any experience using Case-Modular stair kits? (casemodular.com)

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About $200 in material and $500 in labor, give or take a hundred bucks or so.

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Thanks Atlantic, I realize all this ... that why I was asking for a ballpark ... and the answer was great. Basically didnt know if a 1K estimate was reasonable, or a 3-4K estimate was ... and as opposed to the on line quite I got from the modular system.
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A straight shot stair like that with 5/4 oak treads and paint grade risers and stringers can cost about $600-700. That is just for the stair itself, without any bullnose riser. Then, depending on the post oh choose and rail type you could add another say $300 for low end, basic materials. Then the labor, depending on if it is site built or shop built could be about $1000
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A straight shot stair like that with 5/4 oak treads and paint grade risers and stringers can cost about $600-700. That is just for the stair itself, without any bullnose riser. Then, depending on the post oh choose and rail type you could add another say $300 for low end, basic materials. Then the labor, depending on if it is site built or shop built could be about $1000
I was giving them a plain, no frills bull-nose, #2 pine 2x12 treads, ready for carpet.
Maybe $300 in wood.
Oh. And the risers.

That's why I was told it's not best to give people prices when we are all in totally different neighborhoods, and prices vary so much.

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Yes, that seems right for those types of materials.
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I took a look at that website and notice the lack of information on those mod stairs. There weren't any decent pics and no you tube videos. I would stay away from that product.
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Uhh, are there new stringers involved?

A single stringer?

Interior or exterior?

Railings?

Permits?

I feel like saying that I am surprised that anyone would give you even a "ballpark" figure, but I am not.

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Uhh, are there new stringers involved?

A single stringer?

Interior or exterior?

Railings?

Permits?

I feel like saying that I am surprised that anyone would give you even a "ballpark" figure, but I am not.

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You're right.
But...
They said one open side;
I assumed that meant inside.
They said 13 rises; I allowed for 4' wide. There's my material list.
I told them what they were getting, but I will tell them this does not include a railing, as they did not ask for one, before anybody signs anything.
I broke down the labor and material for them so they can adjust this figure accordingly.
I think that gets them at least in left field, in the ball park.

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Can anyone give me a ballpark of what a new set of straight, basic, 13 rise wooden stairs (open one side), would cost in Toronto?
Second question: has anyone had any experience using Case-Modular stair kits? (casemodular.com)

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Your ballpark figure means nothing.....that's why. Especially on the internet. Why waste your time? Giving ballpark or any other prices over the internet means nothing and is useless and misleading. The person asking WILL uset hat so called ballpark number against any contractor that comes in or use for themselves. Surprised you don't realize this.
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Your ballpark figure means nothing.....that's why. Especially on the internet. Why waste your time? Giving ballpark or any other prices over the internet means nothing and is useless and misleading. The person asking WILL uset hat so called ballpark number against any contractor that comes in or use for themselves. Surprised you don't realize this.
I realize that, but why should I care if someone wants to use an estimate they got from some stranger on the internet as gospel?
If they're that stupid, serves them right.
It's not like I'm going to give someone an estimate over the phone before I go look at it.

Come on Joe. Give me some credit.
I was already told not to throw numbers out (even though everybody else does it w/o being ragged on), and I said I wouldn't.
Enough already.
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I'm just a worthless FNG, but I don't see the problem with people throwing ballpark numbers out there... the operative work being "ballpark", and both parties understand it.

Sometimes those of us who are the great unwashed (read: non-industry) need to know, even to within an order of magnitude, what is ridiculous or not. I really don't think that's unreasonable.

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