# Interior Finishes Labor Estimates

Completing the Insulation Labor Subsection The insulation subsection of the of the residential section of the National Construction Estimator will be used to establish the insulation labor costs.

## Ceiling Insulation Labor

NCE Figure 11-1 shows the stabilized cellulose category of the insulation subsection. The insulation is priced per square foot of

area, however, the instructions explain that cost is for six inches of blown-in insulation. To achieve an R48 insulation value, fifteen inches will need to be installed. To accomplish this the cost per square foot will be multiplied by the required depth divided by six inches.

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NCE Figure 11-1 Stabilized cellulose insulation subsection.

The crew, craft hours, unit, and labor cost are put into the spread sheet. The quantity of attic insulation area will be brought forward from the header section and multiplied by 2.5 to achieve the correct quantity.

## Wall Insulation Labor

NCE Figure 11-2 shows the insulation category of the insulation subsection which will be used to estimate the wall labor insulation cost.

NCE Figure 11-2 Wall insulation subsection.

The labor is priced per square foot. The crew, craft hours, unit, and labor cost are put into the spreadsheet. The quantity of wall insulation area will be brought forward from the header section and placed in the quantity cell of the spreadsheet.

## Rim Joist Insulation

The wall insulation will also be used to price the rim joist installation labor cost.

## Window and Door Seal Installation

NCE Figure 11-3 shows the polyurethane door, window, and siding sealant subsection of the National Construction Estimator. The price is estimated using a cost per lineal foot. The 1/8” option will be used. The lineal footage of the window and door perimeter of the windows and doors will be brought forward from the basic takeoffs.

The crew, craft hours, unit, and labor cost are put into the spreadsheet and the lineal footage of door and window perimeter brought forward from the basic takeoffs.

## Install Vapor Barrier

NCE Figure 11-4 shows the felts, vapor barriers, infiltration barriers, building paper on walls category of the building paper subsection of the National Construction Estimator. The Tack stapled, typical will be used

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NCE Figure 11-3 Building paper subsection of the National Construction Estimator.

The price is calculated using the square footage of the wall area of the basement insulation walls. The crew, craft hours, unit, and labor cost are put into the spreadsheet and the square footage of basement insulation walls will be brought forward from the header section and entered into the spreadsheet.

Estimate example 11-2 shows the completed insulation labor sub phase.

## Window Trim Labor Estimating (Detailed)

Completing the Window Trim Labor Subsection The windows trim category of the finish carpentry subsection will be used to estimate the labor costs. NCE Figure 11-4 Shows a screen shot with the applicable window trim items highlighted. The craft hours, unit, unit cost and quantities are entered into the appropriate cells in the estimating template shown in Excel Figure 11-12.

NCE Figure 11-4 Window trim category of the carpentry, finish subsection.

Excel Figure 11-12 Completed window trim labor sub-section.

## Interior Door Labor Estimating (Detailed)

Completing the Interior Door Labor Subsection

The Interior doors category of the Carpentry, Finish subsection of the Residential section of the NCE will be used to estimate the interior door trim labor. NCE Figure 11-5 Shows a screenshot of

the Interior doors subsection with the appropriate pre-hung interior doors highlighted. The NCE does not list a separate cost for installing the double swing closet doors, so the pre-hung interior doors will be used for the double doors also.

NCE Figure 11-5 Labor costs for installing pre-hung interior doors.

The Set casing around framed opening subsection of the Residential section of the NCE will be used to price the installation of door casings. Door casing installation costs are priced per side with the costs separated into casing set up to four feet wide and those over four feet wide. NCE Figure 11-6 shows the appropriate costs highlighted.