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    • silverchair
    • By silverchair 9th Sep 16, 3:22 PM
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    Quote for boarding 2 artex ceilings and skimming
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    • 9th Sep 16, 3:22 PM
    Quote for boarding 2 artex ceilings and skimming 9th Sep 16 at 3:22 PM
    Been given a quote of 860 for boarding 2 artex ceilings and then skim. Rooms are approx 3.54mx3.30m and 4.85mx3.54. One room has no furniture the other is pretty empty.

    It will take 2 days. I'm in the southeast. Is this quote fair?
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    • greenface
    • By greenface 9th Sep 16, 10:59 PM
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    is there nothing to take down . (boarding over the artex) or already down ?
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    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 9th Sep 16, 11:36 PM
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    • 9th Sep 16, 11:36 PM
    Materials will be about 100, what does a plasterer charge per day in the south east? I'd say 2 days work for 2 guys probably, the plastering and the boarding will each take a day.
    • silverchair
    • By silverchair 10th Sep 16, 3:30 AM
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    • 10th Sep 16, 3:30 AM
    is there nothing to take down . (boarding over the artex) or already down ?
    Originally posted by greenface
    They said that they would just board over the artex then skim. So no nothing to take down
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 10th Sep 16, 8:50 PM
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    • 10th Sep 16, 8:50 PM
    Materials will be about 100
    Originally posted by Mr.Generous
    That would be 100 per room for materials.

    Two people working over two days (assuming similar rates to my area) at 150-160 per man/day - 860 for the two rooms doesn't sound too far off the mark.
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    • sjw64
    • By sjw64 13th Sep 16, 8:15 PM
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    • 13th Sep 16, 8:15 PM
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    • 13th Sep 16, 8:15 PM
    Thankfully I dont live in the SE!

    I had two ceilings, similar size, boarded direct onto Artex & skimmed for 190. One man, One day.

    Midlands area

    To be fair he was plastering my entire house & this was an addition due to Artex in the rooms.
    • Brightonbuilder
    • By Brightonbuilder 16th Sep 16, 2:23 PM
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    • 16th Sep 16, 2:23 PM
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    • 16th Sep 16, 2:23 PM
    Its two days, materials and labour. 860 is very fair.
    • sjw64
    • By sjw64 21st Sep 16, 9:20 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 9:20 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 9:20 PM
    Its two days, materials and labour. 860 is very fair.
    Originally posted by Brightonbuilder
    Rubbish!. I had two similar size ceilings over boarded direct onto the existing ceiling (artex) & skimmed for 190. (in one day by one guy).

    I had the two rooms the ceilings belonged to plastered for less than what the OP is quoted for ceilings.
    • sjw64
    • By sjw64 22nd Sep 16, 8:43 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 8:43 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 8:43 PM
    All this for 190 NOT 860!! Done by one guy in one day. The materials consist of half a dozen boards @ 50 plus his daily rate.

    Its astonishing how some people can pluck a random figure out of thin air, double it by saying it will take two men etc etc!





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