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Dec 27, 2007
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Best place to buy drywall/studs/building supplies

Hello

Where is the best/chepest place to buy everything needed to finish a basement? I have a contractor who is going to be doing the job for me, but I am going to get the material.

Is a place like Home depot the cheapest? any other suggestions?

I know I can get HD gift cards for 10-15-20% off, so I would take that into consideration.

Any hints guys/gals?
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Mar 21, 2006
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Burlington, Ontario
Isn't the contractor supplying these things?

If this is a regular thing they do they'll be purchasing from somewhere on a regular basis, know the product and be able to install it appropriately.
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Dec 24, 2007
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Kingston
Know the product and install it properly? Pretty sure that 14/2, 14/3, 2x4 and drywall are about the same no matter where they come from... :razz:

Anyways, homes mentioned, usually the contractor supplies these items... For one, the pricing they get is usually quite a bit better than what you'd get walking in. Wether or not that savings is passed on to you is completely another story though...
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Mar 21, 2006
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MaDgamEr wrote:
May 24th, 2008 8:07 am
Know the product and install it properly? Pretty sure that 14/2, 14/3, 2x4 and drywall are about the same no matter where they come from... :razz:
Not really no. For example there are differences purchasing from a dedicated lumber yard as opposed to Home Depot.. You'll get straight wood from a lumber yard :)

The electrician should be supplying their own wire.

Plumbers supplying their own fixtures, etc..
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Dec 27, 2007
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The contractor is a pro. but he is also a friend of mine. He Says he will get a good deal on the stuff, and I will pay actual cost, but I was wondering if anyone knew of any hidden gems.
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