Decorative wall panel prices in Australia are calculated based on the following five factors:
- Type of the decorative wall panel
- Panel Size
1. Type of the decorative wall panel
Wall panels are manufactured from different materials – MDF, gypsum, polymer composite or plastic. Plastic wall panels are usually the cheapest and polymer-based panels the most expensive. The cost may be also affected by the type of finish or protective coating selected or any extra customisations. Check with the manufacturer If painting is included in the price, and what is the cost of custom finishes.
2. Panel Size
Decorative wall panels have been standardized to certain sizes to allow for easy and cost-effective delivery and installation. There are some size and weight limitations depending on the wall panel material used. MDF and low-density plastics are usually the cheapest per square metre. Handmade, designer 3d wall panels with stone-like textures are sold at higher prices.
The more wall panels are being purchased, the cheaper each panel will be. However large quantities of panels will require heavy-duty crates for transport.
Decorative wall panels are heavy and need to be packed in timber crates to ensure safe delivery to the installation site. The crates vary in size and cost depending on the order quantity.
Due to the size and weight, packaged wall panels can’t be handled by hand and a forklift is needed to load and offload the panels from the truck. This will affect the cost of delivery, especially in areas with difficult access.
The delivery cost is calculated based on the volume, weight and distance from the manufacturer to the destination and is much lower for deliveries within the CBD compared to regional or interstate deliveries.
Installation cost is often overlooked in budgeting for a home renovation project involving wall panelling. Many homeowners often miscalculate the labour cost and the number of panels required for installation. It’s important to talk to a professional installer about the size, complexity of the installation and time required to finish the project.
If the homeowner is planning to do some or all of the work themselves, they will need to factor in the cost of tools and materials. If hiring a contractor, the cost of labour will need to be budgeted for.
Suppose the difficulty of access for installation is expected to be a significant factor in the overall cost of the project. In that case, it is important to include this as well as the cost of renting any special equipment (for example scaffolding or platform ladder).
In Summary, budgeting for wall panelling can be a difficult process, especially for large projects where complex installation is involved.
Contact Stonini Wall Panels today at (02) 9833 1157 to discuss your project requirements and receive a complementary quote.