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    • pickledtink
    • By pickledtink 1st Apr 08, 4:25 PM
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    Cost of stud wall?
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    • 1st Apr 08, 4:25 PM
    Cost of stud wall? 1st Apr 08 at 4:25 PM
    Want to turn one big bedroom into two so need a partition wall and two doors.
    I'm definitely not up to doing this myself skills wise!

    Does anybody have the remotest clue what a builder/carpenter might/should charge?
    Grateful for any advice. Thanks.
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  • nelly
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    • 1st Apr 08, 6:40 PM
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    • 1st Apr 08, 6:40 PM
    £800 ish....
    • pickledtink
    • By pickledtink 1st Apr 08, 9:26 PM
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    • 1st Apr 08, 9:26 PM
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    • 1st Apr 08, 9:26 PM
    £800 ish....
    Originally posted by nelly
    Should have said 'In the overpriced up itself South East' but thanks nelly. I'll use your figure as a negotiating tool:
    'They can do it in Manchester for £800.00. Why can't you?'

    Snigger snigger 'Get someone from "Manchester" then. Hur hur'

    'I will, or possibly Poland. Property boom is over mate. Put that Jaffa Cake down and !!!!!! off.'
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  • ukwoody
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    • 1st Apr 08, 9:56 PM
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    • 1st Apr 08, 9:56 PM
    What length of wall? Plasterboarded both sides and plastered? or just dry lined? What sort of doors? Architrave and skirting both sides in 3". I'd need a hell of a lot more info then that to give a price. Just to build the studwall should only take 2 hours, but everything else is very wide guesswork, But at an educated guess Id say less then £500 easily.

    Woody
    City & Guilds qualified Wood Butcher
  • jason_s
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    • 1st Apr 08, 10:44 PM
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    • 1st Apr 08, 10:44 PM
    I'd agree with nelly.
  • nelly
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    • 1st Apr 08, 10:54 PM
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    • 1st Apr 08, 10:54 PM
    I'd agree with nelly.
    Originally posted by jason_s
    me too .......

    jason pm me your webby mate
    • pickledtink
    • By pickledtink 2nd Apr 08, 1:45 PM
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    • 2nd Apr 08, 1:45 PM
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    • 2nd Apr 08, 1:45 PM
    What length of wall? Plasterboarded both sides and plastered? or just dry lined? What sort of doors? Architrave and skirting both sides in 3". I'd need a hell of a lot more info then that to give a price. Just to build the studwall should only take 2 hours, but everything else is very wide guesswork, But at an educated guess Id say less then £500 easily.

    Woody
    Originally posted by ukwoody
    Thinking about it probably more like an inner hallway bit rather than a wall the whole length then one room gets the benefit of the full width. I don't know the difference between plastering and dry lining but probably whichever is sturdiest. Architrave and skirting internal rooms only.
    Initial room is 14'.8" x 14' with two windows (one a larger bay) along longer wall. I wanted a bedroom and one small single/box/study size out of it
    does that make any sense?
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  • ukwoody
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    • 2nd Apr 08, 1:50 PM
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    • 2nd Apr 08, 1:50 PM
    Unless the wall is being plastered afterwards I totally fail to see how a smallish stud wall drylined can possibly equate to £800+
    1 days labour for one man. £200 max
    Materials £250 tops.

    We've just built a complete spray booth for a factory that was 5M x 3.8Mts x 2.4Mtrs high and that was only £700 all in. Done in a day by two of us.

    Woody
    City & Guilds qualified Wood Butcher
    • pickledtink
    • By pickledtink 2nd Apr 08, 3:13 PM
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    • 2nd Apr 08, 3:13 PM
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    • 2nd Apr 08, 3:13 PM
    Unless the wall is being plastered afterwards I totally fail to see how a smallish stud wall drylined can possibly equate to £800+
    1 days labour for one man. £200 max
    Materials £250 tops.

    We've just built a complete spray booth for a factory that was 5M x 3.8Mts x 2.4Mtrs high and that was only £700 all in. Done in a day by two of us.

    Woody
    Originally posted by ukwoody
    Good. That's sorted then. You're hired!
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  • ukwoody
    Unfortunetly, you're in the south east, (and I'm in wales) so after travelling, the hotel, and the obligatory trip to the local pubs it'll be £800+

    Woody
    City & Guilds qualified Wood Butcher
    • pickledtink
    • By pickledtink 2nd Apr 08, 9:29 PM
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    Unfortunetly, you're in the south east, (and I'm in wales) so after travelling, the hotel, and the obligatory trip to the local pubs it'll be £800+

    Woody
    Originally posted by ukwoody
    Hotel!! There is a perfectly nice shed and excellent crab apple home brew guaranteed to warm the heart etc.
    Nice little holiday by the sea. How could you resist?
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  • jason_s
    Woody, me and nelly said that price if it was skimmed as well,of course its going to be cheaper if its dry lined.
  • ukwoody
    Jason, sorry; that just didn't seem to come across fully to me mate, sorry.

    Tickled, the brew sounds nice, but if you've never been to Pembrokeshire, you aint seen a coastline! Lol. It's like Cornwall was 30 years ago. unspoilt and fantastic. I'm originally from Southampton, but no way would I move back now!
    As for the shed, well.... ummm, ahhhh... yes, well, thanks for the offer ;-)

    Woody
    City & Guilds qualified Wood Butcher
    • pickledtink
    • By pickledtink 4th Apr 08, 3:19 PM
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    Jason, sorry; that just didn't seem to come across fully to me mate, sorry.

    Tickled, the brew sounds nice, but if you've never been to Pembrokeshire, you aint seen a coastline! Lol. It's like Cornwall was 30 years ago. unspoilt and fantastic. I'm originally from Southampton, but no way would I move back now!
    As for the shed, well.... ummm, ahhhh... yes, well, thanks for the offer ;-)

    Woody
    Originally posted by ukwoody
    Well it was worth a try.
    Pembrokeshire sounds gorgeous. Maybe I'll take a look sometime. Which are the spots to head for?
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    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 4th Apr 08, 3:41 PM
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    LandyAndy
    About three years ago I returned the largest bedroom in our previous house to its original state as two rooms, to improve its resale value.

    It involved erecting a stud wall about 4m long and reopening a blocked up doorway onto the landing.

    The materials cost me about £500 and I and my father (who's nearly 80) did it all in two days. I could probably have done it unaided but the 'second pair of hands' made some things easier.

    I'd never done it before but it was very straightforward and only needed basic tools. If you can use a drill, a saw, a tape measure and a spirit level its well worth having a go yourself.
  • jason_s
    No probs woody mate. Nice place you live tho.
    • pickledtink
    • By pickledtink 4th Apr 08, 9:32 PM
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    Pickled. Any area. It's the only Coastal National Park in the UK.
    Sandy beaches in the South near Tenby, rugged rocks and cliffs in the north near Fishguard.
    Have a look at my site for some piccies http://www.woodyswoodwork.co.uk/Locale.html

    Woody
    Originally posted by ukwoody
    Utterly glorious from what I could see from the thumbnails. The click on thingy to enlarge isn't working unfortunately.
    Thanks Woody. You've just given me a destination for my next 5 free day trip.
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  • ukwoody
    The click on thingy to enlarge isn't working unfortunately.
    Originally posted by pickledtink
    EEEK! Thanks for that! I'll have to see whats gone wrong. Heck took me ruddy days to set it up last time ;-(

    Woody
    City & Guilds qualified Wood Butcher
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