Exterior Wall Framing Cost
Construction Item Description
Construction estimating unit cost for exterior wall framing built with 2x4 wood studs. This is a "fixed size" unit cost for 24" stud spacing and 8 foot ceiling height.
One lineal foot of wall framing.
NOTE-- This unit cost covers basic wall framing. There are additional unit costs for each corner, window opening and exterior door opening.
We figure that a carpenter can frame about 8.5 lineal feet of exterior 2x4 wall per hour.
The cost includes .7 precut wood studs per foot of wall, plus double top and bottom plates and fasteners. There is also an 8% waste factor on the materials.
Total exterior wall length.
Source of Construction Pricing
Based on crew timing from Turtle Creek Construction. The labor cost covers remodeling and small additions. For experienced framing crews doing new construction, you can probably reduce the labor hours by 25% to 50%.
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