How much does plasterboard cost to buy, install and finish? It might not be as expensive as you think

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Considering plasterboard costs for your new build or partition wall? It's a critical part of the pricing process, but costs can vary greatly depending on what type of plasterboard you’re using, how much you're using and what type of finish you are going to use. 

Are you going to do the plasterboarding yourself? Are you going to paint straight onto the plasterboard or plaster? Are you going to call in a professional to help? All these considerations can have a big effect on the price. Here look at the different types of plasterboard and their costs, plasterboard alternatives and how much you can expect to pay a plasterer. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.