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A bit of help

1693 Views 2 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  Kent Whitten
I know my trades very well, and i'm trying to get into contracting my own jobs. I need to start growing for myself.
I do ceilings, metal stud framing, drywall, and finishing.
I know how to price all of these except metal framing.
I'm not asking how much to price, i'm asking howww to price it.
should i price it by sq. ft?
it's light gauge metal stud framing, and i have no idea how to price it.
I know the height of it would be a factor in how much labor it would take and effort, but give me a general idea.
i'm guessing if it's by sq. ft you would do length x width?
help please.
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Are you talking metal partition walls in commercial buildings? Or are you talking about an entire steel framed house? If you're just talking partition walls, I have $.72/sq.ft. for interior wall framing 16" O.C, 22 gauge. That's in my national estimator, labor only.
You're not BOUND by any one method to figure it out. In the end, you're giving the guy a price, a contract price. You can figure it by the sf, or by the height, or lf of plate, how many floors you have to hump materials, and so on. Start with sf, and throw in the factors to get your price. If you come up to the guy and say "I will do it for 'x' per sf" then you will get exactly that.

By the job.
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