Last updated: 3rd Oct 2018
A standard Gyprock or plasterboard installation typically costs around $48/hr. However, the amount that you need to spend on a Gyprock or plastering job still depends on how much work needs to be done. This means that rates may go anywhere from $45/hr to $50/hr.
Gyprock and plasterboard installation prices from real customers
Gyprock ceiling and cove cornices were installed in her laundry area of about 5m2. The plasterboard used was water-resistant.
TOTAL COST: $730
A wall plastering job was done on a wet area in his commercial property.
TOTAL COST: $940
A drywall in his property had a hole approximately 16cm wide. Apart from repairs, painting was also required.
TOTAL COST: $1,100
How the scope of required labour affects costs
Prices vary depending on the scope of the job. A simple patch repair work will definitely cost less than plastering a whole wall. In the same way, a standard drywall job will be cheaper than plastering a Victorian-style house where the walls and ceilings are intricately designed.
As a rule, you should expect higher rates for more complex Gyprock and plasterboard installation jobs. Take note of your home’s features — for instance, check if your walls are flat or not or if they have trims and mouldings. These things, as well as the presence of windows and doors, can make plastering more difficult.
The amount of prep work needed is another factor that will add to your expenses. Stripping old plaster from walls and ceilings will definitely increase labour costs. If you wish to have a decorative finish, this might incur additional fees as well.
Understanding what needs to be done and the options that you have will give you a clearer picture of how much you’ll need to pay for a Gyprock or plastering service.
Where is the building/house located?
At $50/hr, residents of Western Australia are paying the highest rate for Gyprock and plasterboard installation and repair jobs. This price is only a little higher than the average rate of Gyprock and plasterboard installers in New South Wales, which is around $48/hr.
Meanwhile, in Queensland, South Australia, and Victoria, Gyprock and plastering businesses are charging an average price of about $45/hr. The Australian Capital Territory has the lowest average rate for Gyprock and plastering services at approximately $35/hr.
At ServiceSeeking.com.au, you can find qualified and experienced plasterers who will make sure that the job is done properly.
Pricing information correct as at August 2016.
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