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Clay Berkhan 08-20-2012 03:55 PM

Cost estimating a drop ceiling
 
What is a sq ft frice that a contractor would charge to install a 2x4 tile standard drop ceiling? Rough guess for labor and materials for approx. 1,250 SF

ddawg16 08-20-2012 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Clay Berkhan (Post 992803)
What is a sq ft frice that a contractor would charge to install a 2x4 tile standard drop ceiling? Rough guess for labor and materials for approx. 1,250 SF

You will find your answer here....

http://www.diychatroom.com/f19/how-m...s-here-141109/

And welcome.....

joecaption 08-20-2012 04:00 PM

Get three local quotes and you will know.

coupe 08-21-2012 08:34 PM

I'm sorry to bring this to the top? just want to make a few points.
#1- nobody can estimate costs over the Internet. there are many variables going into estimating. costs for a standard drop ceiling varies by quality and style, can go from $1.75.00 per sq ft,-$8.75.00. are there showers/moist areas requiring aluminum grid? what's the height? 8'-22' can be standard. could be a basement? could be a wal-mart store? what's the ceiling hanging from? bar hoists, wood floor joists? length of wires? columns to go around? soffits to butt into?

#2- labor costs for a contractor depends on the experience/knowledge of installers, do they have the proper tools? clamps, Whitney punch for pop rivets? or do they have to carry a drill an 1/8" bit for rivets?

when I last did drop ceilings in 1992 I was paid $35.93 per hour. that being said, 1250 sq.ft. at 8' straight open ceiling wouldn't be a full day's work! can you make a living if it takes you 3 days?

good luck


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