2x6 Metal Stud Wall Framing Cost

Construction Item Description

Construction estimating unit cost for exterior wall framing built with 2x6 metal studs.

Unit Size

One lineal foot of basic wall framing.

Labor Costs

We figure that a carpenter can frame about 7 lineal feet of exterior 2x4 wall per hour.

Material Costs

The cost includes 5.8 feet of 2x6 metal stud per foot of wall (based on 24" stud spacing), plus top and bottom tracks and fasteners.

The stud quantity is adjusted for different stud spacings (from the Structural Dimensions screen) and ceiling heights (from the Basic Dimensions screen). There is also an 8% to 12% waste factor on the materials.

Suggested Quantity

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 on large commercial projects, you can probably reduce the labor hours by 25% to 50%.

Places Included

Architect Starter File, Construction Starter File, Developer Starter File, Framing Starter File


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