I need to add two walls to a particular part of the house. Nothing structural. Just need to close off a set of stairs going into the basement. My question is how much would it cost to have a contractor come in and install these ? I know nobody can pinpoint it, but are we talking 200$ or five hundred. The walls require a ten foot long wall joined to a 90degree six foot wall. Both should be nine foot tall. I'll purchase the materials is he or she would allow it. I'm thinking it should only take a day to a day and a half. I'll need a rough opening for a door. I'll hang the sheet rock and add insulation paint demo etc. buy and install the door. I just don't have time to do the walls. There should be some carpenters that would take on a small job like this right?
So you are talking about just framing two walls - each 10' long and 9' tall. You are right, it will be hard to be exact but safe to say under $1,000. If access is easy it could go $500 or a little less. You may be able to find someone to do it for $200 labor only, but it would have to be a handyman type, not a GC.
Keep in mind that little jobs cost more per area just because a high percentage of the project is set-up and clean up of tools and materials. Things like access to the project area, place to work etc. will all affect the price. A single level house with a large driveway and garage will make for an easier project. OTOH, a two story townhouse with stairs to the main floor and no place to park could easily double the cost. If it's just framing, then you are likely looking at under a day.
I don't think anyone here can get you a closer estimate than that. Time to make a few phone calls to handyman services and get some quotes.
Luckily the driveway goes into the garage and the garage goes into the landing where the walls need to be built. So access is easy. Think I could find someone that will just do the labor. I'll provide the materials. Nails lumber. And run to local lumber yard if he/she needs anything. I could frame it out myself, but I simply haven't the time. Two little ones at home I have a limited time that I could be banging nails and sawing wood.
i am new on here please help, need help with my 2 bedroom 2bath 1979 trailer it has a few problems: its cold even with heat on and it is very hot in summer with central air i would like to put up drywall but do not know how to buy or know the cost or how to install. also some of the elecirtic outlets dont work and was wondering if if i can change my roof from a flat tinroof to a shingled roof, any advice would be greatly appericated
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Hello tre66, you should repost this under a new post, that way you will get more responses rather than piggy backing on another post. That said,it sound like you are in dire need of insulation. there are companies that will blow insulation into the wall cavities by drilling a hole at the bottom and another at the top and blowing the insulation into the bottom until it comes out the top. This has to be done at each cavity for it to be effective. The rest of your questions will be better answered by someone with more familiarity with trailers than I Again , repost this in it own question, just click on the new tab and do your thing, easy as pieThis message has been edited. Last edited by: nona,