Floor Sleeper Framing Cost
Construction ITEM DESCRIPTION
Construction estimating unit cost for installation of treated 2x4 sleepers on a concrete slab on grade. The cost includes installation and attachment of the sleepers only (enter the subfloor as a separate item).
The cost is based on "shooting" the sleepers to the slab with a .22 cartridge nail gun. The cost will be slightly higher if you are hand nailing.
HINT--- They're called sleepers because the 2x4's are generally installed flatwise instead of vertically.
One square foot.
We figure about 100 square feet installed per hour by a skilled carpenter, with a little help from an unskilled laborer.
The cost includes a little more than 1/2 foot of 2x4 per square foot of floor area (that gives you spacing on 2 foot centers, with a little extra at the ends). We figure an 8% waste factor for trimming to size, and we also include .22 cartridge nails for attaching the sleepers to the slab.
NOTE-- The cost does not include a vapor barrier or insulation between the framing members.
Goldenseal calculates the first story floor area.
Source of Construction Pricing
Based on job cost data from several remodeling projects done by Turtle Creek Construction.
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