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pricing of finishing paneledwalls

3/5/16       
Bob Member

Good day ! I have been asked to price a paneled office. Floor to ceiling. Ceiling is coffered with 8 in sq.fake beams. I assume you would price it by sq. Ft. Any advise would be appreciated..

3/6/16       #2: pricing of finishing paneledwalls ...
RobertJ

Need more info!!!!!
1. On site finishing?
2. What type of coating?
3. What type of insurance do you have?

The list can go on forever!
Is their any profit in your quote?

3/6/16       #3: pricing of finishing paneledwalls ...
JeffD

Not sure I'm understanding correctly? If you've been asked to quote a "paneled office", then why not quote a paneled office? I don't see the need to complicate it by trying to figure out a sf price?

I would measure the space, figure out materials and labor etc etc.. Come up with a quote and present it. Other than that I'm not sure what your asking?

JeffD

3/6/16       #4: pricing of finishing paneledwalls ...
Paul Snyder  Member

Website: finishing.tips

Bob,

Sounds like you are asking for advice on how to do an estimate. There is some material in the knowledge base here at WoodWeb that will be helpful to you. Do a search (box in the top right corner) to see if you find more. To get started, cut and paste each of these these links into your browser;

http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Finishing_Prices.html

http://
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http://ww
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In the past, I found that the finishing jobs I estimated typically ranged between $8 - $12 per square foot depending on the finish required. Your results may vary....

I'd recommend you learn more about estimating in general and use a spreadsheet or other tool to help make it easier. The Business and Management forum here at WoodWeb would be another source of information you can tap into.

3/31/16       #5: pricing of finishing paneledwalls ...
DCS

Be very careful on pricing by the square foot.... There are many variables to consider when pricing on - site work.
Will there be the need to mask off non - wood surfaces?
Will there be nail holes to fill? You'd be surprised hole many nails can be used by some one who does not need to fill and sand them.
What types of moldings and associated trim is there? You mention a coffered ceiling with fake beams. Are you finishing these to match?
Are there windows in the room? are they made from the same wood species as the paneling? If not, they will need a different finishing process then the panels.

I specialized in on - site work for many years and I was never able to figure the perfect way to bid work due to the many variables.... Running footage was a favorite of mine.... Averaged $150 - $200 per lineal foot for paneled walls at 8 feet high....prices went up for taller walls or more complicated finishes....
@ $12.00 per square foot a 10 x 8 paneled wall would price out at $960.00
The amount of times you will physically need to touch every inch of that wall is mind numbing. $960.00 is not nearly enough for the work involved.
Even using my method the same 10 X 8 ft wall will price out at $1500.00 at the low end.... Much more palatable....but still not enough....
Estimating as an ever evolving process and what works for one, or even some, will not work for all...
Best of luck.

12/20/19       #6: pricing of finishing paneledwalls ...
Matt Member

For pricing by sq ft, are you guys figured the square feet of the room or wall/door?

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