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Costs: Walls, ceilings & partitions

Know where the ceiling is on your estimates… Here, Neil Barnett, head of resource data of BCIS, the Building Cost Information Service of the RICS, provides the latest sample cost breakdowns for walls, partitions and ceiling elements

These guides reflect the prices a developer might expect to pay on a medium sized residential project for products in the low to upper-middle specification range. Prices do not include for the contractor’s preliminaries, overhead and profit margin. The base date is May 2013 at UK mean location and prices are based on the BCIS Online Schedule of Rates Data.

Internal walling and partitions£/m2
100mm dense concrete blockwork, plastered and painted both sides70-80
150mm dense concrete blockwork, plastered and painted both sides79-91
115mm sealed hollow glass blocks incorporating 10 mm mortar joints. All panels include steel reinforcement rods, expansion joint material.369-424
50mm thick laminated plasterboard partition, taped joints, emulsion both sides124-143
65mm thick laminated plasterboard partition, taped joints, emulsion both sides147-169
75mm thick laminated plasterboard partition, insulated internally, taped joints, emulsion both sides150-172
100mm thick laminated plasterboard partition, insulated internally, taped joints, emulsion both sides155-178
170mm thick laminated plasterboard partition, insulated internally, taped joints, emulsion both sides157-181
2400mm high fire rated lift shaft wall, 119mm thick, ‘I Stud’ proprietary metal stud framing supporting one layer of 15mm thick ‘fireline’ plasterboard one side and 25mm ‘Coreboard’ one side, with taped joints, intumescent sealants, emulsion both sides236-272
2400mm high fire rated lift ‘Shaftwall’, rating 90 minutes, 134mm thick, non-load bearing ‘I Stud’ proprietary metal stud framing supporting two layers of 15mm thick ‘fireline’ plasterboard one side and 25mm ‘Coreboard’ one side, with taped joints, intumescent sealants, emulsion both sides281-323
100mm plasterboard stud partition with tapered joints, emulsion painted both sides63-73
100mm plasterboard stud partition, filled with acoustic insulation, tapered joints, emulsion painted both sides75-86
125mm plasterboard stud partition with tapered joints, emulsion painted both sides66-76
125mm plasterboard stud partition, filled with acoustic insulation, tapered joints, emulsion painted both sides87-100
Add for 2 layers of Fireline boarding in lieu of wallboard each side30-34
Add for square edge panels with 5mm two coat Thistle Board finish both sides10-12
Add for plain lining paper per side, emulsion painted4-4
Add for vinyl surfaced decorative paper per side3-3
Add for wall tiling PC £20/m2 per side53-61
Add for softwood wainscoting 1100mm high, laid diagonally, painted47-55
Add for purpose made hardwood raised and fielded panelling, factory sprayed clear gloss varnish779-895
Add for clear Georgian wired safety glass borrowed light or window in painted273-314
Add for 16mm laminated fire resisting glass 30/30 in borrowed light or window in painted softwood frame481-553
Add for self finished FD30S single door with wired glass viewing panel, self closers and ironmongery537-618
Add for self finished FD60S single door with 60/60 glass viewing panel, self closers and ironmongery996-1145
35 mm thick, dowel jointed, semi glazed room divider, 4nr leaves, bevelled glass, ironmongery, linings, in veneered oak, 2400 x 2100mm2303-2649
Fold away decorative room divider 3600x2000 mm high252-289
Ceilings£/m2
9.5mm foilbacked plasterboard, tapered joints, emulsion paint20-22
12.7mm foilbacked plasterboard, tapered joints, emulsion paint21-24
22mm wrought softwood tongue and groove boarding, 3 coats stain and varnish48-55
Add for 2 layers of Fireline boarding in lieu of wallboard16-18
Add for square edge panels with 5mm two coat Thistle Board finish5-6
Add for 50mm spacing battens to concrete soffit one ways5-6
Add for 50 x 100mm false ceiling20-23
Suspended ceiling, exposed grid, fissured pattern18-20
Suspended ceiling, exposed grid, Dune plain pattern20-23
Add for concealed grid with suitable tiles4-5
Add for 100mm glassfibre insulation6-7
Add for 150mm glassfibre insulation9-10

 

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