Ontario Contractor costs – Interior


As property inspectors, under the terms of our code of conduct, while we may have the skills, we cannot perform work to rectify issues we might have identified in any of our inspections.

Likewise we cannot recommend individual contractors to work on these remediations, but are happy to give you a list of local contractors we know of that specialise in the area of work needed.

For your benefit, and to judge whether you are getting a good deal from your contractor we have posted a series of pages that identify the average Contractor cost for different types of work so you can compare prices.

Remember, the best is not necessarily the cheapest nor is the most expensive.  It is up to you to ensure the contractor has the adequate qualifications to work on your property, and you should always ask for references, and make sure they are both insured and not on the complaints list of the Better Business Bureau.

Interior Renovations

Remove old plaster & install drywall

$2.50 -5.00 sq.ft.

Install drywall over exiting plaster

$1.50 – 3.00 (board) sq.ft.

New Plaster

$8.00 – 11..00 sq.ft.

Install drywall in an unfinished area -supply and
install/no insulation

$7.00 – 9.00 sq.ft. floor space/.14 sq.ft. board

Texture spray ceiling

$1.00 – up sq.ft.

* New house
construction- 080 sq.ft. board -board, mud/tape, labour only.

Suspended Ceiling Tile Installation

$2.50 – 6.00 sq.ft.

Acoustic Ceiling Tile Installation

$1.50 – 5.00 sq.ft.

Sand & Finish existing wood floors

$2.00 – 4.00 sq.ft.

Wood floor installation

$5.50 – 12.00 sq.ft.

Ceramic Tile – Supply & install

$10.00 – up sq.ft.

Ceramic Tile – labour only

$5.50 -8.00 sq.ft.

Underlay – installation only

$1.50 -2.00 sq.ft.

Vinyl floor tiles – supply & install

$2.00 – up sq.ft.

Vinyl sheet flooring/linoleum

$6.00 – up sq.yd.

Carpet – synthetic

$15.00 – up sq.yd.

Carpet – natural wool

$50.00 – up sq.yd.

Carpet – underpading

$5.00 – up sq.yd.

Carpet – cleaning/steam/chemical

$30.00 – up per room

Windows-replacement – 1,800 sq.ft. house

$10,000.00 approx.

* amount
may vary depending upon the situation.

Windows – sliders, casement, awning, doublehung –
installed

$140.00 – up

Windows – fixed, bay, bow, round – installed

$1,200.00- up

Doors – exterior, insulated,metal

$750.00 – up

Doors – exterior, solid wood

$850.00 – up

Doors – exterior, fibreglass

$900.00 – up

Doors – exterior, double, insul., metal

$1,200.00 – up

Doors – exterior, double, solid wood

$1,500.00 – up

Doors – exterior, double, fibreglass

$2,000.00 – up

Replace entrance door latch & lock set

$150.00 – up

Install decorative glass in entrance door

$500.00 – up

New Storm door

$450.00 – up

Install patio doors – brick wall

$2,500.00 – up

Install patio doors – wood frame wall

$2000.00 – up

Replace existing patio doors

$1000.00 – 2000.00

Install basic skylight

$1,000.00 – up

Install venting skylight

$1,500.00 – up

Fireplace – Masonry

$2,500.00 – up

* Note:
Ont. Building Code for new house construction may require CO detector &
fresh air exchanger ($2,500.00 – up) for wood burning fireplaces-gas does not
require this.

Fireplace – Zero clearance

$2,000.00 – up

Fireplace – Natural Gas

$2,300.00 – up

Glass fireplace doors

$250.00 – up

Install Fireplace damper

$250.00 – up

Chimney cleaning

$200.00 – 375.00

Video Chimney inspection

$250.00 – up

Video Plumbing inspection

$150.00 – up

* Video
inspections start at $110/hr – plumbing, chimney – whatever the case.

Interior door – hollow core, hardware incl

$150.00 – up

Interior door – solid core, hardware incl.

$400.00 – up

French doors

$600.00 – up

Bifold doors

$75.00 – up

Louvred Bifold doors

$150.00 – up

Sliding closet doors

$200.00 – up

Sliding mirror closet doors

$350.00 – up

Kitchen renovation – full

$7,000.00 – up

Kitchen Cabinets – replace

$150.00 – up lin.ft.

Kitchen counter – replace

$25.00 – up lin.ft.

Stove fan-venting outside

$475.00 – up

Ceiling fan – installed

$200.00 – up

Interior Renovations

Painting – interior – whole house

$1,500.00 – up

Wallpaper – hanging

$2.00 – up sq.ft.

Central vacuum system

$800.00 – up

Security System – you own

$600.00 – up

Heating, Ventilation & Air
Conditioning

Mid efficiency Furnace – supply & install

$2,500.00 -3,500.00

High effiency furnace – supply & install

$3,500.00 – 4,500.00

Boiler System

$3,500.00 – up

Humidifier

$400.00 -500.00

Electronic air cleaner

$500.00 – 1,000.00

New circulating pump

$450.00 – 700.00

Expansion tank

$360.00 – 650.00

New Chimney liner

$330.00 – 700.00

Remove old oil tank

$300.00 – 800.00

Replace radiator

$300.00 – 1,000.00

Replace radiator control valve

$150.00 – 300.00

Install baseboard heaters

$150.00 – 300.00

Convert furnace from oil to natural gas (if
possible)

$900.00 – 1,500.00

Change heating from Hot water to gas – single
level

$7,500.00 – 9,500.00

Change heating from Hot water to gas – double
level

$15,000.00 – 20,000.00

Change ducts from gravity to forced air

$1,000.00 – 1,500.00

Duct cleaning

$250.00 – 350.00

Annual Service

$150.00 – 250.00

Air Conditioning – add to existing forced air

$1,700.00 – 3,000.00

Heat Pump – add to existing /Geothermal

$2,500.00 – 4,000.00 / ,000 & up

Replace compressor on heat pump/air conditioner

$800.00 – 1,400.00

Air conditioning – independent system

$8,000.00 – 15,000.00