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Drywall Calculator

Use Billd’s drywall calculator to determine the quantity of 4’x8’ drywall sheets needed for your next project.

Drywall Calculator


How to use the drywall calculator

This drywall calculator estimates the number of 4’x8’ drywall sheets needed to complete your next project. To use the calculator simply enter the length and width of the area being covered by drywall and click on the “calculate” button.

How to get drywall sheets for your next construction project

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Calculate how many drywall sheets your project will need

Measure the area that you will be placing your drywall sheets on. Then enter your measurements into Billd’s drywall calculator.
This calculator assumes that you are using 4’ x 8’ drywall sheets and that you have an average waste factor of 10%, which is on the low end. Meaning that you will lose 10% of your drywall sheets when you cut and configure your drywall to install on a wall, subfloor, or wherever else you may need drywall sheathing.
The calculator works by using the equation below:
Width (Feet) X Length (Feet) x 1.1

32 SF =Total sheets of drywall rounded to the nearest number

The estimated cost is based on the average cost of drywall of between $15 and $20 per 4’x8’ sheet. The price of drywall depends on a variety of factors including:
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Find a building material supplier

To determine the right drywall supplier for your project you should reach out to several general building material suppliers. You should also look for suppliers that are close to your project’s location. Generally, the closer the supplier is to your project the more money you will save on transportation costs.

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Get quotes from building material suppliers

Using your drywall quantity estimate, call or email your local suppliers to determine the best price per sheet or pallet of drywall delivered to your job site.
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Pay for drywall with Billd

Turn your 30-day terms into 120-days with any material supplier. We pay your supplier, you pay us. It’s that simple. Enroll for free.

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