Average Cost/Price to Fit/Install Wall Panelling

To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…

(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)

How Much Does it Cost To Fit Wall Panelling?

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Job 1
Lets assume the room is empty. This will take 2 men 2 days and the materials will be £200.
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Job 2
Lets assume all the furniture and carpets have to come out and replaced afterwards. They will do this but the carpet will need to be cut down and re laid by professional fitters. 3 days plus the fitters

Job 3
Whose painting it? If it’s him, with acrylic paint he can apply three coats in one day, so with the price of the paint, that’s an extra………..£190.00

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A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Putting up Wall Panelling


In the days before damp proof courses, (and today if you don’t have a DPC) damp will rise to a height of about a metre before it stops. Wall panelling was originally used to cover this.

We assume you are panelling up to about dado height, the room is “normal” size and there is a door, window and chimney breast. The panelling itself comprises vertical tongue and groove boards about 100 mm wide with a moulding on the top and a new skirting all round. The original skirt will be removed as the work proceeds.

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