Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports 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 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 Post  
CostHelper News


Forgotten Expenses In a Home Addition Budget
Items like construction costs, permit fees or debris removal aren't the only expenses to consider when calculating the total costs of a home remodeling project. || Posted August 5 2013


How to Survive School Uniforms
This July, soaring temperatures in Cardiff, Wales, prompted 17 schoolboys to add an unusual item to their summer school uniforms: they wore black skirts to protest a strict uniform policy banning shorts, even in hot weather. || Posted August 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
Replace leaking supply line40' w/copper from meter to house
Paid: 2150.00
Water supply line leaking, need dig trench, 40' Type L copper pipe. 1st plumber quote $6500. Did some research, 2nd quote is $2150. Depth by city code 16 - 18", both licensed, guarantee 1 year... [more]
-Meeept2000
Replacing Copper Pipes Cost
About to start babysitting
Paid: 6.00
I’m about to start babysitting for their first time ever (for pay) and I was wondering if my pay was too high or too low. Tha family has two boys, a ten year old and an eight year old... [more]
-
Baby Sitter Cost
cost of ear drops
Paid: 67.00
I was prescribed antibiotic drops for an ear infection. Went to pick up at Walgreen's and declined due to price of $219. I asked the medical facility to send prescription to Costco. Picked it up there for $67... [more]
-jeffo
Ear Infection Cost
Be aware
Paid: 0.00
Be aware that many of the listed locksmiths are a call service and many of them are in another state. Some even try to pass as other businesses. Academy lock is a thief and abuses they employed too. There are many... [more]
-Martin Y.
Locksmith Cost
Deep cleaning
Paid: 9999.00
As a dental hygienist with 22 years experience, I can tell you “DEEP CLEANING” is not a SCAM! 1st and foremost remember your insurance coverage is to assist with treatment payments... [more]
-Tasha Nicole
Teeth Cleaning Cost
04 Nissan Sentra
Paid: 120.00
I had one key for the car I just bought a few months back, well... While I was closing the front door to my house my key was caught and severely bent, I tried to gently tap it back straight but needless to say it snapped in half... [more]
-Mz Sentra
Key Copy Cost