Price of a plasterboard

Whether it is to protect a wall, insulate a room or fit out a partition, the plasterboard will meet your needs. It can be placed everywhere, on the floor as well as on the ceiling and walls.

Plasterboard, or plasterboard, is the name given to large plasterboards used to mount walls and other partitions.

This innovation appeared after World War II. Its ease of use and efficiency quickly made it almost essential for renovation work or for rapid construction of partitions. The success was such that its name, which is that of a brand, has passed into everyday language to designate any plasterboard used for this purpose.

It must be said that plasterboard has several advantages. First of all, it represents an economical solution . But it also makes it possible to install reliable insulation solutions . In addition, it presents a more ecological , because the plates do not release any pollutants or toxins. Finally, it helps regulate the humidity in your home.

The final cost of your plasterboard will depend on two main factors: the price of the model you choose and the number of plates you will need. To this, it will be necessary to add the cost of installation.

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The different models of plasterboard: characteristics and purchase price

Whether it is to protect a wall, insulate a room or fit out a partition, the plasterboard will meet your needs. It can be placed everywhere, on the floor as well as on the ceiling and walls.

However, it is important to know that there are many different types of drywall, and each has its own characteristics. In order to choose the plasterboard you need, you will therefore need to know where you will install your partition and what its purpose will be. Indeed, a plasterboard for a bathroom should not have the same characteristics as a plasterboard which will serve as insulation in your attic, for example.

Plasterboard is easily found on the market. Once you have chosen the type of plates you want, depending on their characteristics and technology, you will therefore have no difficulty in obtaining them. Here are the different models of existing plasterboard.

Basic plasterboard, or BA13

It is the most classic plasterboard . In addition to being the standard benchmark for plasterboard, it is also the cheapest . It takes its name from its thickness, which is 13mm, but you can find it in other dimensions.

BA13 plasterboard is ideal for classic and basic use, i.e. lining walls and partitions. It is gray in color and is perfect for masking imperfections. However, it does not provide good insulation and is not recommended for wet rooms .

In general, you can find this type of plasterboard for a maximum price of 4 € / m² .

H plasterboard, or water repellent

Plasterboard H is a plaster against humidity . This is its main difference from BA13 plasterboard, so one of the factors of rapid deterioration is humidity.

This green model is specially treated to resist water vapor. It is therefore perfect for rooms like the bathroom, kitchen or any room that is highly humid.

Its price is two to four times higher than BA plasterboard. You will therefore need to count between € 5 and € 8 per m² .

The placo F, or antiflam ‘

Here again, the name of the plasterboard indicates its main characteristic. Pink in color, this plasterboard model is fireproof. It can therefore resist the flames and will then slow the progression of a fire.

It is ideal for rooms exposed to flames or heat, such as the kitchen or rooms where the electrical box is located.

Antiflam plasterboard is much more expensive than basic plasterboard. You can get it for € 10 per m² .

The placo I, or impact

This type of plasterboard is reinforced to withstand harsher use . Indeed, it is equipped with a structure that will allow it to withstand blows.

In general, the prices of this type of plasterboard are available on estimate.

Sound and thermal insulation plasterboard

Plasterboard is often associated with the installation of insulation to limit energy loss and reduce exterior noise. If you do not want to waste time carrying out the two operations separately, know that there are models of plasterboard whose main characteristic is insulation. These allow you to avoid too large a loss of surface, because you will not need to combine partition and insulation in your interior space.

The thermal insulation plasterboard is lined with expanded polystyrene, which will allow you to limit energy expenditure. This model can easily reach prices ranging from € 15 to € 20 per m² .

The soundproofing plasterboard , meanwhile, is designed to reduce external nuisances and allow you to be calm. It will reduce the sound volume by up to 90% , which represents a decrease of 3 decibels. Its price is between 10 € and 15 € per m² .

Besides this, there are other models of plasterboard. For example, some are made to remove pollutants. There are also lined plasterboards: in this case, the plate can be folded in order to be easier to handle.

Il existe plusieurs modèles de placo, tels que le placo BA13, le placo hydrofuge ou le placo impact.


As we have said, the installation of a plasterboard partition often goes hand in hand with the installation of insulation. This makes it possible to limit energy losses because in general, plasterboard is a poor insulator. Unless you have chosen an insulating plasterboard or the room where you will install your partition does not need to be insulated, it is therefore necessary to combine it with another insulation system.

In that case, here are several insulation options available to you, along with their price:

  • 100 mm thick glass wool : between € 4 and € 8 per m²;
  • Rock wool 100 mm thick: between € 6 and € 8 per m²;
  • 100 mm thick expanded polystyrene : between € 12 and € 16 per m²;
  • Extruded polystyrene 100 mm thick: between € 13 and € 18 per m².

In the end, the price of a drywall combined with an insulation solution will be between € 6 and € 28 per m². The most basic solution is between € 10 and € 15 per m².

In some cases, the budget for drywall and insulation is similar to that for drywall. Depending on your needs, it may therefore sometimes be more advisable to purchase an insulating plasterboard. This will save you from having to add insulation and wasting time in carrying out two steps instead of one on your site.

The pose

The plasterboard installation is done in several stages :

  • Install a metal frame on the walls or at the locations intended to receive the partitions and screw the plasterboards on this frame.
  • Make the joints between the different plates . To do this, all you need to do is use a special coating « strips » on the joints. This coating is intended for bonding sometimes armed paper strips. It will make the joint smooth and form an invisible surface after painting.
  • Install a layer of insulation if necessary .

In the case of modern construction, installation is easier because the surfaces are generally well level and straight. On the other hand, in the case of renovation work on an old house, it is generally more complex. Indeed, the standards of the old building are no longer current and it will be necessary to deal with many irregularities.

Plasterboard installation by an individual

Installing plasterboard is not a complex operation , especially if you already have DIY experience. If you are used to doing work at home and are a little equipped, you can give it a try.

You will then only have to take into account the cost of the materials necessary for your project to know your final budget.

Plasterboard installation by a professional

If you are not a handyman, or if your project is of a large scale and / or represents a certain technical degree, we recommend that you hire a professional to carry out this installation.

This solution is the safest , because the professional can advise you and guide you in your choices. In addition, a drywall installer can install a partition, a ceiling or a lining in record time. Indeed, this one has very specialized tools, such as a plate lifter which will allow him to handle the plasterboard plates without any effort despite their size, or a screwdriver specially designed to screw plasterboard.

All these qualities and this tool will allow a good drywaller to finish your site quickly while guaranteeing you a job properly done and without dirtying your home.

Le placo n'est pas difficile à poser mais dans certains cas il vaut mieux faire appel à un professionnel.

What budget should be planned for installation by a professional?

If you decide to go to a drywall specialist, you will have the option of hiring him with or without material.

If you hire him without supplies , it will be up to you to give him all the necessary materials. It will therefore be important to mention the smallest detail (plaster, rails, etc.) when you make the estimate in order to ensure that you do not have any unpleasant surprises afterwards.

In this case, a plasterer generally offers a price for laying plasterboard from 10 € / m² to 20 € / m² . The price is calculated according to the complexity of the site.

If, on the contrary, you decide to hire a plasterer with all the materials included , the price per square meter will obviously be higher. It will then be necessary to count between 30 € and 40 € per m² . This second option, however, has an undeniable advantage: it will allow you to delegate all the preparation part of the site to a professional. This solution is particularly advantageous if you do not have a lot of free time or do not have a great deal of knowledge in the matter.

This type of estimate will then include the purchase of the material (taking into account the time it took for the drywaller), its loading and its delivery, in addition to the installation.

Anyway, even if the assembly of plasterboard partition is not a complex operation to perform, it will ask you to think carefully beforehand to be sure to choose the right materials.

Once you have identified your needs, it will be easier for you to request quotes from professional craftsmen. The quote is important, because it will allow you to visualize the project before its realization and to see which option suits you best. It will also allow you to adjust your budget to your project, and not the other way around.