Plaster Stud Wall - Imperial

This plaster stud wall calculator will estimate the quantities of materials required for any given area, it does assume that both sides will receive plaster board and plaster skim coat.

We also have an 'Metric' version of this calculator here.


  Feet Inches
Length of Wall
Height of Wall
Total Area


    with 15% waste
linear feet of stud/frame wall at 16 inch centers
sheets of 8ft x 4ft plasterboard
linear feet of insulation
joint tape in feet
drywall screws or nails
skim coat or finish plaster (50lb bags)
drywall mud or joint compound required (gal)

If you are not boarding/joining both sides, divide the finishing quantities by 2.

Invariably there is waste with all projects, there are schemes available to reduce & recycle plasterboard.