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johnny331 10-17-2007 04:21 PM

drywalling rates
I know I know, rates are all relative, but check mine out....

2200sqft, remodel. Only one ceiling (kitchen/dining).

$3000 for the labor only, that's $1.36/sqft hung/taped. They're union workers working weekend side-jobs.

Does that seem high or right on?

AtlanticWBConst. 10-17-2007 08:11 PM

Is that 2200 sf of floor area, or 2200 sf of sheetrock to be hung?

FWIW: If you hire union guys, you are always going to pay more, because they are used to getting paid - relatively good hourly wages.

$1.36 sf is high

Why do I say that?
That is actually in the price range of our rates, but, we INCLUDE ALL THE MATERIALS for that price.

Cole 10-18-2007 03:29 PM

I agree, sounds rather high.

Are they including materials?

sjrhome 10-18-2007 06:25 PM

Labor only, about 35 dollars a board.

Knucklez 10-21-2007 06:12 PM

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you're getting ripped...

SeanR 10-21-2007 06:26 PM

Just saw 5/8" by 12' at HomeDepot for $14/sheet.

Also, recently had a garage with 2200sq.ft. which included all walls and ceiling in 5/8's for $1900. Includes tape and texture. And this is in California.

So, yeah, you be getting ripped.

truckerwoman48 10-26-2007 07:48 PM

sheetrock rates
Story: So, maybe 20 years ago, I had this little project to do in Westerrn Massachusetts. It was the 3rd floor attic in an 1895 Victorian home. The attic itself was 2 stories, up to a hatch and widow's walk. The roof was all angles and wings. I planned on sheetrocking all the way up to the widow's walk, with appropriate cutouts for the rafters and leaving the rafters exposed. I had one of my students working with me for the summer and we figured on doing the insulation, then I would get 2 of my students that were over 6 feet tall with an armspan to match, to carry up the sheetrock, over 100 pieces of 8 foot rock. I knew it was a more complex sheetrock project than I had ever done and that I had no business tackling it, but that didn't mean I didn't understand the job and know what it would take to accomplish. I started asking around for references and estimates. The first guy said $6600, including kneewalls, taping, and mudding. He was fixated on the kneewalls, confused by the angles, and just kept asking how far I was bringing the walls in and how low we'd be hanging the dropped ceiling! OK, So I knew that I would go to get groceries and come back to find him putting the final nail in a boxy closet in the center of my 1500 square foot attic. Adios to him. Then I called a big drywall outfit that had lots of trucks around town. He said it looked like $9000 to him. I told him I'd invite him to the housewarming. I let the project ride, figuring that the economy was waaay too good and the only way someone would do my project was if they were REALLY making a bundle. The following year, a guy approached me about replacement windows. I told him that I would try one, replacing a leaker at the back of the attic, and if the job went smoothly, we would talk. Well, the leaker was replaced in quick time and was compatable with the house. I told him I REALLY would like to do the windows in the attic BUT that windows would have to come after sheetrock and I could find no one to do the sheetrock. Well, don't you know the following week, I had a guy in there for $2300 who did a terrific job.

localtradesman 10-27-2007 12:47 PM

As a drywall professional who has been pricing and doing finish work for the past 13 years......I can tell you that hanging runs .23 to .30 per square foot in home remodeling and new construction market. Taping and finishing runs .50 to .70 per square foot. Materials run around .25 per foot. Cost 1.00 to 1.50 per square foot ready to paint or texture...texture around .15 per square foot.... Anybody think any differant??????? LETS TALK...he he

localtradesman 10-27-2007 12:48 PM

Drywall materials...labor...finished is 1.00 to 1.50 per square foot....

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