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#1 crazybellringer

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Posted October 18 2010 - 11:01 AM

I am getting a quote to have a room drywalled. Has anyone hired some one to install dry wall and paid a per sheet price not time and materials? Can you tell me how much they charged per sheet?


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#2 FISHNFOOL

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Posted October 18 2010 - 5:14 PM

When you say a sheet are you referring to 4 x12 sheet of rock, this is a industry standard for pricing for installation in homes. Whole houses are quoted by the sheet most times, not rooms. Avg install by the sht, are 5 to 5.50 a sht. Installed not finished. This would be for 8 foot ceiling and square rooms. An avg room say, 12 x 14 should cost you about 550.00 to have installed by a contractor, that install only no materials. Hope this helps


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Posted October 18 2010 - 7:08 PM

When you say a sheet are you referring to 4 x12 sheet of rock, this is a industry standard for pricing for installation in homes. Whole houses are quoted by the sheet most times, not rooms. Avg install by the sht, are 5 to 5.50 a sht. Installed not finished. This would be for 8 foot ceiling and square rooms. An avg room say, 12 x 14 should cost you about 550.00 to have installed by a contractor, that install only no materials. Hope this helps



550 for 12 x14... where do I sign up..... At 16 sheets( huge amount of throw away) that comes out to over 34 bux a board...

room that size should take around 14 sheets.


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#4 speedracer

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Posted October 18 2010 - 7:26 PM

Around $1.25-$1.50 per square foot is about normal for drywall. Thats everything: material cost, hanging, taping, sanding, and cleanup. I know it sounds like a lot of money, but for larger jobs it would be a little less.


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Posted October 19 2010 - 9:34 AM

Ok for labor the guy wants 1800 for 80 sheets hung, taped, sanded. for materials he wants an extra 1700. The price for sheet rock at my local home depot is 7.75, then we have screws, liquid nails, tape and spackle.

My ceilings are 12 ft. this is for one bedroom 12x17, a hall way down the steps and by down staris which is 17x35.


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Posted October 19 2010 - 10:55 AM

The best you can do is get another bid or two and buy the entire job, all in.



Hand wringing and haggling over the price of drywall, tape, corner bead, adhesive, and mud is a waste of your time.



$3500 doesn't seem bad for 12ft lid, hallways, and stair wells. Maybe ask him to prime (you supply 5 gal PVA primer) so all the touch ups can be taken care of without a return trip.



YMMV




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Posted October 20 2010 - 4:48 PM

wow 80 sheets in one bedroom and stairway, thats a large room.. Did Home Depot bid your job loaded?? Cause that sounds way cheap for 12 foot reg gypsum loaded. And that price seems ok for the install and finish. Ask to see a past job or two to find out how good his finish is. Also if you have cathedral ceiling insist on ultraflex for the splays and all angles where walls meet ceiling, really great stuff, really limits cracks in seams. AND DO NOT FORGET the Glue lots of it...


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Posted October 20 2010 - 9:56 PM

I had 50 sheets blue boarded and plastered for 2400 last year.


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