Framing Labor Cost Per Sf

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Old 02-07-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
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Framing Labor Cost Per Sf

I have always done my own framing but work is starting to pile up and I'm looking to sub out the framing. What ranges should I expect to get for framing cost per sf. (floors, walls, sheathing, roof sheathing) Scheduling is not working in my favor at the moment so I have to bring in an outside crew. Looking to have them do a second story over an existing ranch house with a flat roof. Only half of the second floor is being framed into living space, the other section will just be to build a pitched roof over the old flat roof. House footprint now is 1800sf.

Also, I've always purchased pre built oak stairs or pine stairs. I'm looking to have the framing crew build the stairs in place. Not sure what we're going with yet, carpeted or finished hardwood. Any ideas what I should pay to have someone build the stairs.

I'm located in the Philadelphia, PA suburbs.

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Old 02-07-2011, 06:10 PM   #2
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