1 w width of deck area in feet. inches values should be entered as real number means 3 inches = 0.25 feet; 6 = 0.5; 9 = 0.75 and so on. 2 l length of deck area in feet. input real numbers only. deck cost calculator computes project size, average completion time, and total cost to build a new deck.
one of the most common materials used for budget decks, pressure treated wood is resistant to insects and rot and costs about $15 per square ft. composites: composite decking is made by blending wood fibers with plastic and it provides exceptional water and insect resistance. the average price for composite decking is around $38 to $45 per square ft. pvc: pvc is an all-plastic decking material that, like composite, offers best-in-class durability, rot and insect resistance.
deck labor charge. re: deck labor charge of course, what no one has wanted to tell you is the 2008 nsflc national square foot labor cost for decks is set at $5.68. check back jan 1st for the '09 rate ; good luck with your business. sounds like you are busy.
2 cost of labor calculated as a fee per square foot to build standard one level deck with minimum 140 sq. ft. of deck area on a flat surface up to 5 above ground level excluding building stairs. multi-level custom designed or decks smaller than 140 sq. ft. will be priced at higher rates. cost to build stairs will be added as a separate charge.
labor costs. labor costs will total just about two-thirds of the total project cost. with contractors charging, on average, about $35 per square foot. for an average deck size between 200 and 500 square feet, you can expect to pay out between $7,000 and $17,000 just for installation and labor.
the labor cost to build is deck makes up the bulk of the price at between $8 and $22 per square foot depending on the size, materials used, level built on, conditions of the area, and any extra options like built-in seating or stairs.