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Unread 06-02-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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I know, I know...it varies all over the place. But lately I've discovered I'm leaving "lots on the table". So I'm kind of curious about what others would bid. Lets open this latest job up to bidding. Fairly simple: Master Ensuite. Shower, bench, granite floor, in floor heating.

So I'll ask you to give me a quote for just the labour. Your method can be whichever you like (ie: wonderboard, mud, Schluter, conventional...whatever)
  • Install in-floor heat for 75 sq ft (single wire.."WarmSurfaces")
  • Install 12x12 granite on diagonal 130 sq ft
  • Install 4" base tile (ceramic, not granite) 60 lineal feet.
  • Shower consists of one wall of 1x1 glass 32 sq ft
  • Remainder is 4x12 wall tile on a brick-lay 140 sq ft (includes ceiling)
  • Install a 3' bench.
  • shower floor is S&C with 4x4" granite on diagonal
  • labor to install drain and ceraloid liner
  • Also the labor to 'board' the shower with concrete board (or mud, if you prefer)
I've attached a plan drawing.Ensuite Floor Plan.pdf

I'll check back in a few days to see what kind of variance we get. Keep in mind, this is a large city (1 million population) with a fairly strong economic growth. (eg: regular floor tile is installed for around $4-$5/sq ft)

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Unread 06-02-2011, 10:25 PM   #2
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here are a few pictures, to give you a better idea. (sorry, they're crappy pictures..just from the phone)

the floor
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the bench, shower floor and curb
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Unread 06-03-2011, 12:01 AM   #3
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Unread 06-03-2011, 06:08 AM   #4
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999,999,999 peso's.....i will make the 1 peso up on the extras!
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Unread 06-03-2011, 08:54 AM   #5
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Well, with the in-floor heating it's not going to be as flat as usual, so imagine it will take longer to install a nice flat granite tile job, which I imagine will also influence the price of the job.
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Unread 06-03-2011, 09:33 AM   #6
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Unread 06-03-2011, 09:37 AM   #7
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Doing the math in my head I come up with around $4,800. I didn't include any demo. This would include standard setting materials.
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A-work...... 6500 in labor and 2000 in materials.....1 week turn over
B-work...... 4000 in labor and 2000 in materials.....3-5 week turn over
C-work...... 1500 in labor and 7000 in materials.....sometime in the future, maybe...

Couple questions for you:
1- Are you trying to see if your labor charges are in line?
2- Are you planning to amaze everyone how cheap/ expensive you are?
3- Looking for work ?


Just curious as too where this is leading thats all, since even if everyone here gets along, when it is said and done, you are asking the competition.

Dont mind me , after all I am just a sales schmuck.
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Unread 06-03-2011, 02:16 PM   #9
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he's not really asking the competition at all because none of us that I know of are remotely close to him.

A "good" price for me would be around 5 thousand. Now if I was hungry, slow, subbing for someone else ect. I might do it close to 4.
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Unread 06-03-2011, 02:53 PM   #10
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between 1 and 10k
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Unread 06-03-2011, 04:35 PM   #11
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i would sack that guy in the last pic he is sleeping on the job
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Unread 06-03-2011, 11:36 PM   #12
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i would sack that guy in the last pic he is sleeping on the job
He could be working on the bathroom in the space shuttle.
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Unread 06-03-2011, 11:41 PM   #13
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500$ and it'll be done in a day. or 5000$ and I'll milk it out for a few weeks
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Five grand-ish

In Canadian dollars that = $4888.50-ish (how things have changed)
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How is that bench waterproofed?

Is there poly behind that backer board?

Is that a bucket of mastic sitting on the shower floor?

With the radiant heat, and other stuff, around 8k + materials + permit fee.
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