24 Apartment Decks - Commercial Construction - Contractor Talk

24 Apartment Decks

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-08-2017, 08:56 PM   #1
Registered User
 
enroh17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 2

24 Apartment Decks


Can Anyone provide some advice on costing a large number of decks in comparison to a single deck build.
I have 24 9x5 decks on a 3 story apartment to replace.
There cantilevered self supporting with steel channel
Ive done many single dwelling decks and have no problem quoting them. But for a large number clients kind of expect a volume price i would imagine.
Some advice would be apprieciated.
enroh17 is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 12-08-2017, 09:31 PM   #2
Pro
 
dayexco's Avatar
 
Trade: entrepreneur of excavating expertise
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 6,267
Rewards Points: 616

Re: 24 Apartment Decks


you'll get beat up here asking direct pricing questions.

Advertisement

dayexco is online now  
Old 12-08-2017, 09:50 PM   #3
Capra aegagrus

 
Tinstaafl's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeler
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 22,851
Rewards Points: 711

Re: 24 Apartment Decks


I can see a volume discount, not because of the volume, but due to the fact that these are all in the same location. You're already there, you can (hopefully) work on multiple units at the same time, employing a bit of mass production technique.

It still comes down to figuring time & materials plus overhead (cost of doing business) plus your target profit margin. The latter two should be a pretty consistent constant in your equation.
Tinstaafl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-09-2017, 12:48 AM   #4
Accidental Painter
 
Driftweed's Avatar
 
Trade: Who's paying?
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 2,292
Rewards Points: 1,262

Re: 24 Apartment Decks


Anytime you want to do a "volume discount" mark it that much higher and tell them you are dropping it to your original price. Oldest trick in the book.

All jobs should have 3 prices: bare minimum, normal, and I wish.

Start with the I wish price, then let them bring you down to normal.
__________________
www.callbathdoctor.com
Driftweed is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Driftweed For This Useful Post:
Gumshoe (12-09-2017)
Old 12-09-2017, 04:15 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Panella's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Arroyo Grande, CA
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 4

Re: 24 Apartment Decks


While everyone will do calculating and figuring of quotes out differently..

I'd get a set price per unit. You know all material will be in one area, you can do multiple units at a time, therefore speeding things up.. If all your ducks are in a row, this should be a home run.

I'd do a high volume discount, but as Driftweed said.. Shoot high and let your "volume discount" bring you back down to the price you want to do it for.

Best of luck, sounds like a good gig!
Panella is offline  
Old 12-09-2017, 09:37 AM   #6
Pro
 
hdavis's Avatar
 
Trade: remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: CoastalME
Posts: 22,041
Rewards Points: 4,558

Re: 24 Apartment Decks


One way to look at this is overall cost is materials cost times a multiplier. If the materials volume gets you a 10% discount over a single deck, the volume discount to the customer is also 10%. Better for you is to just pass the materials discount through.

There are a few ways to come up with a number, look at them all and decide on your number.

5x9 decks are small enough they could be made off site in jigs and lifted in place. That saves a ton of labor.
hdavis is online now  
Old 12-09-2017, 09:42 AM   #7
PCI
 
PCI's Avatar
 
Trade: contractor
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: MN
Posts: 594
Rewards Points: 848

Re: 24 Apartment Decks


You mentioned 3 stories. Make sure you caculate the extra time and cost for equipment for elevated work.
PCI is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to PCI For This Useful Post:
hdavis (12-09-2017)
Old 12-09-2017, 02:29 PM   #8
Pro
 
Lettusbee's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ft Collins, CO
Posts: 2,497
Rewards Points: 648

Re: 24 Apartment Decks


When I've worked on apartments in the past, I add a huge PIA factor for working on occupied units.

Tenants will know that you are going to be doing the work on a set day, but they still won't have their crap out of the way. You'll knock on the door at 8 am, waking them up, saying your ready. "Oh, that's today? Can you do it another day?"

I've done projects like this where the landlords are on the ball, and do their part to the best of anyone's ability.... But tenants still find ways to throw a wrench in the works.

Advertisement

Lettusbee is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
autofeed screw guns for decks and/or drywall dale rex Tools & Equipment 11 02-24-2016 10:16 AM
New website specifically for decks? heavy_d Websites and SEO 17 11-21-2015 03:10 PM
Kid needed decks and finish work toronto bbgcarpentry Help Wanted or Looking For Work 3 04-23-2013 09:55 PM
New home decks klyde Business 2 01-29-2013 10:29 PM
How many decks can a crew finish. klyde Decks & Fencing 40 11-03-2012 04:15 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?