Thank you so much for including us Drywall installers in your forumNathan said:Well, after several requests we have started a drywall forum. Hopefully this will be one more reason (among many ) for people to keep coming back to this site.
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You need to check your math, 4'x8' = 32s/f per sheet at .25¢ s/f that's $8 a sheet, which is a tad low board cost. My latest price sheet from supplier 1/2" 4' board delivered is .27¢, regardless of the length of the sheet. Then you have to add in the costs for mud, tape, bead, fasteners, glue, backers, and primer. Materials are gonna run .30¢ at least, labor end around this neck of the woods, you charge much more than .60¢ a s/f and you're going to price yourself out of the job, to much southern labor force in this market, they don't speak much english, but they do reasonably quality work for a dime less than that. They can't work for me, maybe I'm funny, but I feel like if you're going to live & work in this country, you should at least learn to speak our language, but alot of the bigger outfits in this part of the country don't seem to care what language their subs speak & by them being subs, not employees the company gets around proof of right to work legalities. In other words they don't know or care if the guys hanging & finishing their board are US citizens or have a green card. But these guys will work in god awful conditions.Let's say materials are $0.25/sq.ft - this would translate to $24 per 4x8 sheet.