Insight with pricing for drywall job.

dualxhstAugust 12, 2010

A friend of mine recently had flood damage to thier basement and they are rebuilding it. Im currentyl out of work so they asked me if I was interested in hanging and mudding the drywall, since they dont want to pay a contractor and im prob the only person they know that knows how to do it.

They room is approx 20'x20' with 8' ceiling. Ceiling is being done also. They are obvioulsy supplying everything I need, im just doing the labor.

I need insight on what to charge them for the install. Because they are friends and helping me while helping them avoid a contractor, I dont want to ask to much. But at the same time, I dont want to screw myself. Ive done this plenty of times, just never from a contractor point of view. Any suggestions?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Figure out the cost of materials and how long it will take you. Then, how much do you want to make an hour, keeping in mind it's a friend. You can always compare your cost with independent quotes for the job. And so should your friend, if you want to keep the friendship.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2010 at 5:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You estimate the amount of time you think the job will take and multiply that by what you think your time is worth.

Most professionals charge by the sheet. You could call a couple of drywall companies and ask what they charge per sheet hung and finished then back out the cost of materials and see how you compare.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 10:02PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
What to do with old cistern room?
The house I'm buying has a weird feature. There's a...
Electrician on his way...
OK, we are in the beginning stages of wiring - and...
Flooring System over a basement
In my current house we used 16-18" deep floor...
making the crawl space more useful?
My house has a (vented) crawl space between 2 and 3'...
Basement wall insulation
Hello, I live in a 1952 English bungalow in Chicago...
Sponsored Products
Educational Insights Magnetic Art - 80 pc. Set - 1779
$26.99 | Hayneedle
Pink & Gray 'Life Is Like a Camera' Canvas
$19.99 | zulily
Educational Insights MicroPro 48 Piece Microscope Set - EI-5301
$38.99 | Hayneedle
Insight Vase
$49.99 | Dot & Bo
'Out of All the Moments' Sign
$7.49 | zulily
Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Bugnoculars - EI-5271
$22.99 | Hayneedle
Educational Insights Phonics Bean Bags - Set of 26 - 3044
$43.99 | Hayneedle
Tools Saucepan & Lid - 2qt - Iittala
$295.00 | HORNE
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™