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Old 04-19-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
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Deck estimate. Overpriced?!?!


We are building a deck behind our house.

It's 24 ft. x 24 ft, simple square shape.
12 ft. off the ground (our house is on the slope).
Our builder wants to use pressure treated pine. 6x6 posts. 2x6 for decking. 2x4 for railing and spindles and stairs. One landing in stairs.

The builder's estimate is $26,000. Yes, he builds quality decks. We could trust him. But the estimate sounds a little too much. Anyone has opinions? Thanks!!!
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Pricing questions are very unpopular on this forum. Search for other posts regarding estimates and you'll see why.
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We are building a deck behind our house.

It's 24 ft. x 24 ft, simple square shape.
12 ft. off the ground (our house is on the slope).
Our builder wants to use pressure treated pine. 6x6 posts. 2x6 for decking. 2x4 for railing and spindles and stairs. One landing in stairs.

The builder's estimate is $26,000. Yes, he builds quality decks. We could trust him. But the estimate sounds a little too much. Anyone has opinions? Thanks!!!
Sounds good to me I would charge twice that amount.
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We are building a deck behind our house.

It's 24 ft. x 24 ft, simple square shape.
12 ft. off the ground (our house is on the slope).
Our builder wants to use pressure treated pine. 6x6 posts. 2x6 for decking. 2x4 for railing and spindles and stairs. One landing in stairs.

The builder's estimate is $26,000. Yes, he builds quality decks. We could trust him. But the estimate sounds a little too much. Anyone has opinions? Thanks!!!
Why not get some additional quotes from reputable contractors?? I would never go with one contractor. I believe in loyalty but price is price. Im sure if you show him other bids he'll most likely match them.
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unless your looking for a standard builders deck with no character at all that price is pretty good. ive built decks upwards of $80,000, it all comes down to the detail of the deck, materials used along with the height of it its going to require renting staging
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This site was not created for: Questions revolving around the costs related to "hiring someone else" to do work on your property, nor, is this a "price-checking" site.
This is a "D.I.Y" Discussion Forum = Related to "Do It Yourself" home-type projects.

If you have questions on an estimate that you have received for a home improvement project, please get approximately 3 LOCAL estimates, from legitimate Contractors that can physically view the areas and discuss the proposed work (with you onsite). Check references, licensing, certifications, insurances, and always use common sense.



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