estimating cost for plastering

Postby sheepmonkey » Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:43 pm

I am doing a loft conversion and have created a new roof space that is 11m x 6.5m. This I am dividing up into 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms using stud walls. Can anyone give me a idea how to estimate the work to board, tape and fill joints. The wall space is approximately 181 square meters - 5 doors. Not forgetting 80m^2 of ceiling to board as well.

I have been using a carpenter for the main work but his plastering quote seems a little expensive. I don't want to waste plasterers time by getting quotes when I intend use the same carpenter. I just want to get the feeling that I am paying a fair price.
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Postby ricky68 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:15 pm

do you want a labour only cost or supply and fit?
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Postby sheepmonkey » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:46 pm

it was just labour that I was trying to understand.
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Postby TheDoctor4 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:05 pm

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Postby JRS » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:07 pm

For just a ceiling not including materials £250 half a hard days work for 2 men. Average est, Prices would vary on viewing
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Postby 30yearsinthegame » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:56 pm

Hi mate

Its simple dude . £4 per sqm walls and board. £.80 per metre for beading . No charge for the tape (feeling generous) and as its a loft I would add £50 for the curved ceiling (which by the way looks better)

These rates should get you top quality pink. These are labour rate only and I think its a fair price. 1 bag of pink will do 10 ish sqm. .

When mesuring don't cut the windows out and door linings treat it as if there is no window there , this is how it should be done . Gives the plasterer a few more ££££ for the reveals. If some one added the windows in I wouldn't do it.

Hope this helps.
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