This section is from the book "A Treatise On Architecture And Building Construction Vol4: Plumbing And Gas-Fitting, Heating And Ventilation, Painting And Decorating, Estimating And Calculating Quantities", by The Colliery Engineer Co. Also available from Amazon: A Treatise On Architecture And Building Construction.

69. Plastering varies in price according to its position and quality. It is therefore necessary to make a separate schedule of each class of work, so that any increase or decrease in quantity may be easily added to or deducted from the estimate.

Three-Coat Work. | Sq. Ft. | Sq. Yd. |

First-story walls, 542' X 9' 9 3/8"....... | 5,284.5 | |

First-story ceiling (take measurement of flooring )............ | ||

1,312 | ||

Second-story walls, 609' X 9'........ | 5,481 | |

Second-story ceiling.......... | 1,312 | |

Attic walls, 190' X 8' + 156' X 6'.... | 2,456 | |

Attic ceiling.......... | 831 | |

Total of three-coat plastering. ... | 16,676.5 | 1,853 |

Two- Coat Work.

Sq. Ft | Sq. Yd. | |

Cellar ceiling, use same measurements as for concrete cellar floor...... | ||

143.6 |

Cornices. | |

Cornice, 147' X 2' girth......... | 294 |

Cornice, 493'X l' girth....... | 493 |

Total sq. ft. of cornice........ | 787 |

Cost.

The cost of the plastering is based on the following analyses:

Cost of 100 Square Yards of Three-Coat Plastering. | |

1,440 laths, 1 1/2 in. wide, 3/8 in. spacing, at $2.10 per 1,000.................... | |

$3.02 | |

10 lb. 3d. nails, at $2.05 per 100 lb......... | .20 |

Labor: putting on lath, carpenter, 1 day......... | 2.25 |

13 bushels of lime, at 25 cents per bushel......... | 3.25 |

1 bushel of hair, 8 lb., at 4 cents per lb.......... | .32 |

1 1 /2 loads of plastering sand, at $1.50 per bushel... | 2.25 |

1/3 barrel of plaster of Paris, at $1.50 per barrel... | .50 |

Labor: | |

Plasterer, 3 1/4 days, at $3.00 per day.......... | 9.75 |

Helper, 2 1/2 days, at $1.50 per day........... | 3.75 |

Cartage.............. | 1.00 |

Total................... | $26.29 |

Cost per sq. yd., $26.29 ÷ 100 = 26 cents, approximately.

Cost of 100 Square Yards of Two-Coat Plastering. | |

Cost of lath, nails, and carpenter work, same as for three-coat work ............. | |

$5,475 | |

10 bushles of lime,at 25 cents per bushel.......... | 2.50 |

3/4 bushel, or 6 lb., of hair, at 4 cents per lb........ | .24 |

1 load of sand......... | 1.50 |

1/3 barrel plaster of Paris, at $1.50.............. | .50 |

Labor: | |

Plasterer, 2 1/4 days, at $3.00 per day....... | $6.75 |

Helper, 2 1/4 days, at $1.50 per day........ | 3.375 |

Cartage.............. | 1.00 |

Total................ | $21.34 |

Cost per sq. yd., $21.34 ÷ 100 = 21 cents, approximately.

Cost of Stucco Cornice per Square Foot. | |

Assumed cost per square foot........... | $0.24 |

Summary.

From the preceding estimates of quantities and costs the following figures are obtained:

1,853 sq. yd. of 3-coat work, at 26 cents per sq. yd. | $481.78 |

143.6 sq. yd. of 2-coat work, at 21 cents per sq. yd. | 30.16 |

787 sq. ft. of stucco cornice, at 24 cents per sq. ft. | 188.88 |

Total cost of plastering............... | $700.82 |

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