Cost to Install Decorative Beams

Updated: August 2017

Decorative Beam Installation CalculatorZip Code
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Decorative Beam Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" milled style timber beam. Pre-primed urethane. Ready to paint. Quantity includes typical waste overage, material for repair and local delivery.
27 linear feet$180.63$222.03
Decorative Beam Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install decorative beams with favorable site conditions. Secure mounting brackets room framing. Fit, level and secure beam, up to 4m/12ft in length. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
27 linear feet$180.63$222.03
Decorative Beam Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install decorative beams including: fasteners, connectors, surface preparation and finishing materials.
27 linear feet$180.63$222.03
Decorative Beam Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: Pneumatic finish nailer, 12" compound miter saw, biscuit joiner, detail sander. Daily rental. Consumables extra.
27 linear feet$180.63$222.03
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Decorative Beams   
Average Cost per Linear Foot  

For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 25 linear feet, the cost to Install Decorative Beams starts at $17.95 - $25.15 per linear foot. Because job specific configurations and options will result in significantly different costs, homewyse uses industry-standard algorithms and professionally screened cost data to create estimates customized to the specific options of YOUR decorative beam installation project. Unlike websites with vendor aggregated costs - which lack details for comparison and verification - homewyse delivers greater accuracy and relevancy, for estimates of cost, material and time to install decorative beams.

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1. Set Project Zip Code Enter the Zip Code for the location where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size and Options Enter the number of "linear feet" required for the project.

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Cost to Install Decorative Beams - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of faux ceiling beam new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Decorative Beam Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Decorative Beam Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Decorative Beam Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install Decorative Beams - Unit Price References

Decorative Beam Installation - Average Cost Per Linear Foot

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Decorative Beam Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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