I’m looking over an estimate to replace the glazing in some windows at my folks place in Boston. Contract would be T&M Everything looks some what reasonable except the cost of staging the job.
The house is in the heart of the city and I can understand the bitch of working “here”, the proposed staging would be along the rear of the house 24′ wide by 48′ tall with full walk boards along each level. 4 levels total
My gut reaction is the guy who wrote up the job screwed up, here’s why….
Along with his estimate he provided estimates from his subs/suppliers the scaffold quote came back reading “X dollars for Rear Elevation up to the first floor” “Y dollars for Rear Elevation up to the second floor’ To me it reads it’s x if you want to go up one level, y if you want to go up two levels, not x +Y
Long story short, The total scaffolding cost he has in his estimate comes to $22,885 for; design of the scaffold system, set up, tear down, and one months rent… To me, that sounds like BS. I won’t quote what actually came out of my mouth when I saw it… The total for the quote for “Rear elevation up to the fourth floor is for around 7k, still seems a bit high to me, but at least somewhat reasonable.
So question my is for those of you working in a city enviornment, ballpark me a number of what you might expect to pay.
Edited 7/2/2006 3:48 pm ET by CAGIV