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Old 06-25-2012, 11:37 PM
 
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How much do you guys think it will cost to tear down these walls and have iron spindles installed?

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Old 06-26-2012, 02:00 AM
 
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I'd guess $500-600.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:12 AM
 
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Ask the construction manager if they serve as any structural support. If not, then just take a big hammer and clear it yourself. Then have a carpenter do the trim work, and the spindles can be bought from a warehouse, and you can easily install them yourself.

you can save on the destruction of it and on the materials cost of the spindles. if you do that, then around $500-$900 total, depending on how much your trim work costs.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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Btw, what's that circle in the floor? $500-$900 to diy myself sounds expensive

The builder wanted $2k for iron spindles for that small section and I thought it was wayyy too much.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:22 AM
 
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Btw, what's that circle in the floor? $500-$900 to diy myself sounds expensive

The builder wanted $2k for iron spindles for that small section and I thought it was wayyy too much.
Those spec builders don't want to do anything that differs from the norm. They're spitting out these homes quickly and based on a proven set of blueprints. So they put a premium on it when you want to do something different. I got charged $100 per wooden spindle when I bought my first house.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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dang 2K is pricey for that section. We paid 5.5K , but it was the whole stair case.







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Old 06-26-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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We priced the metal spindles at Home Depot and depending on the style, they run about $10-20 each for the spindle and mounting hardware. The decorative ones run more, but you probably only need a few of them, like every 3rd spindle or so. You need about 3 spindles per foot, spacing must be < 4" between them. That looks to be about 12 feet total or so for the two sections. Figuring $10-20 per spindle, and you would need about 34 -36 spindles, so $360 for plain ones, and maybe $500 for adding a dozen decorative ones. Add another $50-75 for the handrails and another $50-75 for a newel post on the end and wood for the bottom, you are looking at a minimum probably $450-500 in materials, up to $650 or so for the nicer spindles. Add another several hundred for labor, I could see someone charging $900-1200 to replace the walls with prefab spindles.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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My builder charged me $500 dollars for the same size as the back end of your picture (longer side). $2,000 dollars does sound a lot . For that price, do you think it's worth it as you really can't see it unless you are in the upstair rooms. I don't know, maybe it's just me. I can see $900-1200 to get it done though.
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