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How Many Sheets of Drywall Come on a Pallet? In a Bundle?

Estimating the cost and how much drywall is needed in a room is a must. This article discusses the calculation of drywall needed in a room and how you can save money.

A pile of drywall pallet for sale.

If you’re in the process of adding an extension to your home or if you are constructing a brand new home yourself, you will likely use drywall at some point or another to create your structure’s walls. When you are in the market for drywall, calculating the amount of drywall you will need and how many bundles or pallets you will require can help to save time and streamline the process of building the structure or room itself.

Typically, drywall is not shipped on pallets and is instead, shipped in traditional drywall bundles. Bundles of drywall are often paired, and many bundles have anywhere from 40 to 100 pieces of drywall in one bundle. Before renovating or constructing a new room, it is important to know how much drywall you will need to get started.

Why is Drywall Not Available on a Pallet?

In many instances, drywall is considered too heavy to be placed on pallets. Instead of pallets, drywall is stored in bundles of various sizes and with different amounts of drywall sheets. 

Is it Best to Buy Drywall in a Bundle? 

A pile of drywall on top of the wood.

You can purchase drywall in a bundle to help with saving on costs, especially if you are building a larger room or structure. Purchasing drywall in a bundle is also a way to ensure that you have an adequate amount of drywall before you begin your next construction project. 

How is a Bundle of Drywall Packaged?

When you purchase a bundle of drywall, it is important to keep in mind that most drywall sheets are typically bundled in pairs. Additionally, two drywall sheets may be sold as one individual sheet of drywall, as many bundles include a binding strip that links the drywall sheets together. Each bundled pair of drywall sheets can weigh a staggering 114 pounds, which is why it is not possible for individuals to carry an entire pallet of drywall themselves.

What Does it Cost to Purchase Drywall Sheets?

A panel of green drywall wrapped in plastic.

If you are new to using drywall or if you are interested in purchasing drywall in bundles to save money, familiarizing yourself with the standard price of drywall is essential. For most sheetrock and drywall, you can expect to pay approximately $15 per 4×8 foot wall panel.

It is important to remember that this price will likely vary based on the current state of the economy as well as inflation at any given time. The price of drywall may also vary depending on where you live and where you are using drywall. In some instances, drywall can range anywhere from $12 to more than $20 per sheet.

How Much Does it Cost for a Panel of Drywall?

If you are interested in getting to know the ins and outs of working with drywall, it is important to understand the costs of specific panels as well as entire sheets. For most drywall, you can expect to pay $60 to $90 per panel.

How Much Should I Expect to Pay Per Square Foot of Drywall?

A pile of white drywall on sale.

Regardless of the type of project you are working on or the amount of drywall you require, you can expect to pay approximately $2 per square foot of drywall that you need. This cost may increase or decrease slightly depending on your location as well as the current level of inflation in the economy. 

What is the Estimated Cost for Drywall in a 12 x 12 Room?

If you are working in a 12 x 12 room, you will likely require a total of 18 drywall panels, depending on the layout and setup of the space you are working in. For 18 standard drywall panels, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,000 to more than $1,600 to complete the 12 x 12 room with the drywall you need. 

How Much Does it Cost for Drywall to Build an Entire Home?

If you are constructing your own home or if you own your own construction business, you may be curious about the total estimated cost for an entire structure. The cost of drywall for any home will depend on the amount of drywall you are interested in using, the home’s specific floorplan, as well a the overall square footage for the home. Some examples of how much drywall may cost you for an entire home include: 

  • 1000 square foot home: Will cost approximately $9,200 for drywall panels and bundles.
  • 1500 square foot home: Approximately $12,150 for drywall panels and bundles.
  • 2000 square foot home: Approximately $15,200 for drywall panels and bundles.

You will need to keep in mind that not all homes will be shaped the same or use the same number of walls while you are shopping around for drywall panels and bundles you require. 

Estimating How Much Drywall You Will Need for Your Next Home Project

Pile of drywall with different sizes.

If you are in the process of planning your next home project or your next construction project, you will need to calculate just how much drywall you will need from start to finish. You can calculate the number of drywall sheets and panels you will require for your next project by dividing the total square footage of a room or space by 32 if you intend to use 4×8 drywall sheets.

If you intend to use 4×12 drywall sheets, you can calculate how much drywall you will need by dividing the square footage of the area you are building or working in by 48 instead. These calculations will provide you with an estimate to help you determine just how much drywall your next project will require. 

Estimating the Cost of Drywall Sheets and Panels

A pile of drywall stack up in a warehouse.

Drywall sheets and panels will vary in price based on the type of drywall you intend to use, the amount of drywall you are purchasing (in bulk), as well as the overall amount of drywall you need. To get the estimated cost of the drywall you need for your next project, you can multiply the total number of estimated sheets with the current price of drywall from your preferred supplier.

Estimating the total cost of the drywall you need for your project can help with planning and budgeting, especially if you are working on a project in your home as an individual, not a business owner.  

Whether you are adding an extension to your home or managing your own construction business, it is important to know how to purchase drywall and how drywall is sold. When you are familiar with drywall bundles and the number of sheets you require,you can order the exact amount of drywall you require for any project without overbuying and overspending.