Home Services Guidelines and Best Practices

Wall Framing

Wall Framing guidelines, FAQs and unit pricing information

January 2014

Are you looking for independent, trustworthy advice about Wall Framing? Do you need to understand common installation options? If your project calls for Wall Framing work, the following guidelines and best practices will help you understand: Is a subcontractor really necessary for Wall Framing work? Will a permit be required? What are common problem areas? How much will Wall Framing labor cost? What are the important Wall Framing quality checks that should be included in the work requirements?

Wall Framing - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a fair price for Wall Framing?Costs vary with project size, job quality and time of year. For typical Wall Framing expect to pay between $0.64 to $1.04 per square foot. Additional fees are typically charged for small projects or rush jobs.
Is a permit needed for Wall Framing work?Your Wall Framing project may require design approval and/or permits from your local building authority. Verify requirements with your local building department before any Wall Framing work starts, particularly for ay structural or systems (plumbing, electrical, HVAC) projects.
Is it worth using a professional to perform Wall Framing work?The operation and performance of the framing lumber may be adversely affected by inexperience or poor installation techniques. Hire service providers for Wall Framing carefully and be sure to tie payment milestones to appropriate quality checks (from the list below).
Is Wall Framing something that I can do myself?The typical Wall Framing project can be completed by a moderately skilled do-it-yourselfer; as with any project, high quality Wall Framing requires attention to detail and careful planning.
How many days are typically required to complete the Wall Framing work?This work can be completed in 1 to 2 days.

Wall Framing - Options, Quality Checks and Important Details

Use the list below to document your expectations for level of detail and finish quality for Wall Framing. Make sure that relevant information is included in any written contracts or work orders on your project. Before any Wall Framing work begins, review the checklist with the service provider. Tie payments to satisfactory completion of this checklist.

Wall Framing - Work Milestones and Project Reminders

The following list summarizes work tasks commonly performed during Wall Framing. These tasks help ensure proper completion of the framing lumber work and compliance with common manufacturer and vendor warranty requirements. Make sure that either you or your service provider takes responsibility for each of these tasks. All service provider task responsiblities should be clearly called out in the written contract or work orders.



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