Wall Furring Cost


Construction estimating unit cost for 1x3 furring strips applied to a first story masonry wall using .22 cartridge nails. You can use this assembly for application of new furring strips over brick or masonry walls.

NOTE-- This is a variable-height unit cost that multiplies some quantities by the actual first floor wall height (from the Basic Dimensions screen) and 1st story stud spacing (from the Structural Dimensions screen).

Unit Size

One lineal foot of wall.

Labor Costs

We figure 10 lineal feet of wall per carpenter hour, plus a little unskilled help.

Material Costs

7 feet of furring strips per foot of wall plus a few shim shingles and .22 cartridge nails.

Suggested Quantity

Goldenseal suggests the length of exterior first story walls from the Basic Dimensions screen.

Source of Construction Pricing

Based on job costing data from several urban remodeling projects done by Turtle Creek Construction.

HINT-- We installed some of the projects with hand-driven masonry nails in cinderblock or brick walls, which has a slightly higher labor cost and a slightly lower material cost. For estimating purposes the price difference is not significant.

Places Included

Architect Starter File, Construction Starter File


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