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Hey guys
I'm part of a Toronto car club. One of are members that I know personally was getting a quote from a contractor for a small basement reno.
He thought he new what it should cost. So he was shocked when the price was significantly higher.
So here is the job
Tight quarters (city of Toronto )
No bin allowed must remove debri daily
Remove 12x12 staple up tile ceiling
Remove wall paneling and strapping
Remove carpet
Frame with 2x4 on 16"oc
Insulate with r12 pink
Drywall and tape
Prime and paint
Install 10 pot lights
Mdf base and casing on 3 widows
No flooring

His budget was 8 to 9000
The quote he was given $13,000
My response to him was go for it because my price would have been $15000
So the question is am I high or is he low.
It became quite the debate but most involved are home owners not contractors. So I thought I would bring it here.
Thanks for the help guys
 

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Yep good old B town
Not sure when you left town but it has grown big time, even since I moved here 6 years ago. I grew up in Cobourg.
 

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You're probably around average for a good, legitimate contractor... I don't base that on much, I can't even fully visualize the size of the job.

This isn't a problem for customers who are looking for a good, legitimate contractor but unfortunately there are a lot of illegitimate contractors with no pride in their work who specialize in working for cheapskates who don't value quality work or don't even know what quality work is...

He could probably get that done for "a pack of smokes and a bag of chips" but it would look like hell and there would likely be headaches along the way.
 

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I hear ya for sure
Sorry forgot to mention that the room is 12x24
Yes he claims he wants a "real contractor" not a fly by night rusty pick up ya hoo.
The best part is this guy has to very high end custom cars. I never thought he wold be so cheap when it came to his home.
Glad I was to busy to even give a real quote. Because it doesn't look like I would have gotten the job.
 

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I'd probably do that job for $10,000 US. That convert to around $11,200 CAN so I'd say the bid your buddy got was about right.
 

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Hey guys
I'm part of a Toronto car club. One of are members that I know personally was getting a quote from a contractor for a small basement reno.
He thought he new what it should cost. So he was shocked when the price was significantly higher.
So here is the job
Tight quarters (city of Toronto )
No bin allowed must remove debri daily
Remove 12x12 staple up tile ceiling
Remove wall paneling and strapping
Remove carpet
Frame with 2x4 on 16"oc
Insulate with r12 pink
Drywall and tape
Prime and paint
Install 10 pot lights
Mdf base and casing on 3 widows
No flooring

His budget was 8 to 9000
The quote he was given $13,000
My response to him was go for it because my price would have been $15000
So the question is am I high or is he low.
It became quite the debate but most involved are home owners not contractors. So I thought I would bring it here.
Thanks for the help guys
Exactly how do you go about putting mdf base and casing on 3 widows? sounds like an interesting undertaking...
 

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Hey guys
I'm part of a Toronto car club. One of are members that I know personally was getting a quote from a contractor for a small basement reno.
He thought he new what it should cost. So he was shocked when the price was significantly higher.
So here is the job
Tight quarters (city of Toronto )
No bin allowed must remove debri daily
Remove 12x12 staple up tile ceiling
Remove wall paneling and strapping
Remove carpet
Frame with 2x4 on 16"oc
Insulate with r12 pink
Drywall and tape
Prime and paint
Install 10 pot lights
Mdf base and casing on 3 widows
No flooring

His budget was 8 to 9000
The quote he was given $13,000
My response to him was go for it because my price would have been $15000
So the question is am I high or is he low.
It became quite the debate but most involved are home owners not contractors. So I thought I would bring it here.
Thanks for the help guys
1st of all Pricing question is not allowed, but since you asked for guys from Ontario, it could make sense, mind you living in the bush is cheaper than living in the city.

as for your question. i dont have a clue as to what your asking, i really dont know how the other guys can even trow a price on this.


No bin allowed must remove debri daily
......ok how much garbage are we talking about? a powder room or a main floor

Remove 12x12 staple up tile ceiling
.........how much square foot of this?

Remove wall paneling and strapping
how much linear foot of this ?

Remove carpet
how much sqft of this ?

Frame with 2x4 on 16"oc
how much linear foot of this ?

Insulate with r12 pink
how much sqft of this ?

Drywall and tape
how much sqft of this ?

Prime and paint
how much sqft of this ?

Install 10 pot lights
what brand? what size? does it need a new breaker? is there room for a new breaker? are you joining on to 60 plus years wire? do you need to change a pannel in the process or re wire the entire house as you open up the walls ?

Mdf base and casing on 3 widows
what size are the windows ?

No flooring
this one is easy $0
 
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