Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Home and Garden  > Construction & Renovation > Partition Wall

Partition Wall Cost


How Much Does a Partition Wall Cost?

 
low costLow: Supplies Can Run $150-$500average costMedium: Averages $400-$1,500 Installed
post E-mail post Post  

Partition walls are not load-bearing, meaning they do not carry any significant structural weight and therefore don't have to be as strong as a load-bearing wall. When remodeling a home, partition walls can separate out a portion of a larger room for a home office, small bedroom or bathroom, or to create storage or hide pipes or other mechanical systems. When used in rental properties, partition walls can be designed to be easily removed and to leave few signs of their presence after they are taken down.

Typical costs:

  • Do-it-yourself supplies for building a partition wall can run $150-$500 or more for an 8-foot high L-shaped wall about 18-20 feet long, depending on local lumber prices and the materials used, such as drywall or beadboard. The higher cost range may include a simple prehung door. There could be other additional expenses if you do not already own basic tools such as a circular saw ($30-$600), framing square or chalk line.
  • Hiring someone to build an L-shaped partition wall 8 feet high and 18-20 feet long could run $400-$1,500 or more for labor and materials depending on the complexity of the project, local labor rates and the quality of materials used.
  • Several companies in New York City specialize in leasing partition walls to subdivide apartments, starting around $600-$1,000 for a two- to three-year lease. However, depending on size and the type of materials (such as soundproofing), quality walls can cost as much as $1,500-$3,500 or more for a three-year lease. A young transplant to Manhattan[1] and her roommate (with their landlord's permission) paid $1,000 to lease a temporary partition wall to turn part the living room in a large one-bedroom apartment into a second bedroom.
Related articles: Drywall, Garage Conversion, Basement Remodeling, Attic Remodeling, Building a Closet

What should be included:
  • Building a partition wall is a basic home carpentry project that requires a moderate level of skills. Interior partition walls are usually built with 2x4s, but in some situations may be constructed with 2x6 lumber. BlackAndDecker.com gives step-by-step instructions[2] and Hometime.com provides a glossary[3] of standard framing terms.
  • Check with your local planning department to see if a building permit is required, and whether there are any specific codes governing your wall project. Local building codes may require at least one electrical outlet per wall, and in most areas a room cannot be used as a bedroom unless it has an outdoor window. You will probably need to arrange for the building inspector to review the work before finishing the wall with drywall. The inspector may also need to inspect any requires plumbing or wiring in the wall.
Shopping for a partition wall:
  • Check with friends and family or ask at the local hardware store recommendations for hiring a carpenter or handyman to build a partition wall or walls.
post E-mail post Post  
CostHelper News


3 Ways to Have the Government Pay You Back for Your Energy Efficient Upgrades
Any renovations or upgrades made to your home this year that included energy-efficient appliances could be eligible for some federal energy tax credits. But it's not just appliances. || Posted December 9 2013


7 Lesser-Known Discounts for the 50+ Crowd
As they age, members of the Baby Boomer generation don't like to admit that they're senior citizens, but they love getting discounts. It's kind of a quandary, because some of the best deals available are reduced prices for older folks. || Posted October 21 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With a Partition Wall
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.nytimes.com/2007/11/11/realestate/11hunt.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
  2.  www.blackanddecker.com/ProjectCenter/ProjectDetail.aspx?DOC_ID=p_2_76_20148_20169.html
  3.  www.hometime.com/Howto/projects/framing/frame_7.htm
More Home and Garden Topics
Check Out All Costs for Home and Garden How Much Does Painting a House Cost? How Much Does a Fence Cost? How Much Does a Furnace Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com



Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
COST OF EXAM, EUTHANASIA & GROUP CREMATION
Paid: 160.00
Exam $48, Euthanasia of our Cat Grasshopper $84, Aftercare group cremation $28, total of $160. Location Southern California / San Diego County on 8/28/2014. Tried to take her to our Vet of 15 years and they could not see her for a week... [more]
-Crisy
Pet Euthanasia Cost
Yearly trust payment
Paid: 12000.00
I pay about $12,000 a year to my trustee's New Mexico office, However I've often wondered if I was being excessively charged... [more]
-paying more then earning
Trust Cost
ER w/belly ache
Paid: 9988.00
Went in & 2 other cases came in later but had 2 be served 1st. Gave me a pain killer & never saw a doctor. Each thing they did was hurry up & wait... [more]
-charles pace
Emergency Room Visit Cost
Bone graft injection
Paid: 7700.00
The dentist said I needed 7cc's of bone @ $1100 per cc. Is this a reasonable amount? This was to secure an implant the was infected... [more]
-Gala Dali
Dental Bone Graft Cost
wheel balance (front tires)
Paid: 38.00
They busted 1 of my wheel studs, didn't tell me, and replaced it with a really crappy looking lugnut. Oh, and the ride quality is worse. I paid them to do this... [more]
-Hue Janus
Wheel Balancing Cost
Deep cleaning and extractions
Paid: 90.00
When we got our 4-year baby from someone she had horrible breath and our vet recommended a deep cleaning for $175. I checked around and the SOHFGA did the same procedure for $80. So I had them do it at the same time we had her spayed... [more]
-Cocoa's Mom - Phyllis Rios
Dog Teeth Cleaning Cost