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How Much Does a Media Wall Cost to Build in 2024?

They’re one of the hottest interior design trends around, but how much does it cost to build a media wall?

How much does it cost to build a media wall?

Households up and down the country are transforming their living rooms with stylish, contemporary media walls. If you want to create this eye-catching look in your home, you’re probably wondering how much you’ll need to spend. So, how much does it cost to build a media wall?

We’re going to explore the cost of building a media wall and consider some of the different factors at play.

Media wall cost considerations

When you think about it, asking ‘how much does it cost to build a media wall?’ is similar to asking ‘how much does it cost to build a house?’ or ‘how much does it cost to build a shed?’. The actual cost is going to vary dramatically depending on the size and scale of what you want to achieve.

For example, a simple false chimney breast media wall is likely to cost a lot less than a full-width media wall with alcove shelving, drawers and LED lighting. Then there’s the cost of the materials you want to use, the quality of the finish and the cost of any appliances you’re installing.

With that in mind, it’s important to have a clear idea of what you’re setting out to achieve so that you can get accurate prices.

Building your own media wall

The cheapest way of building a media wall is to go down the DIY route. If there’s a competent DIY-er in your household, building your own media wall is a great option. It’s no more complicated than building a stud wall so, if you’ve got the DIY skills to do that you should be okay.

Like most things, the cost of materials to build media walls have gone up in recent times. But you will still make a significant saving by building your own media wall. We’ve put together a step-by-step guide on building a media wall for the Ezee Glow Celestial Built-In Electric Fire.

Who can build your media wall?

If you don’t want to go down the DIY route, you’re probably wondering who you can get to build your media wall. We’re often asked for recommendations to build media wall. Unfortunately, as a business that supplies electric fires throughout the UK it’s impossible to maintain a list of recommended media wall installer. We couldn’t stand by the quality and service of that number of companies and be confident of the recommendations we were making.

What we can say is that building a media wall is a very straightforward job for any builder or joiner. When looking for someone who builds media walls near you, we’d suggest going through the same process you would for any building work. That might include word of mouth recommendations, testimonials and reviews. If you find a builder or joiner who’s doing a good job on new builds, extensions, kitchens or partitions, a media wall build should be well within their skillset.

With the growing popularity of media walls, you’ll also find companies advertising themselves as specialist media wall installers. Again, if they pass the usual checks you’d apply to any tradesperson, the job should be well within their capabilities.

The cost of building a media wall

Now down to the important part: the money. So how much does building a media wall cost? There are various factors here, some of which we’ve already discussed. They include:

  • Size of the wall
  • Level of design details
  • Choice of materials and finish
  • Where in the country you’re based
  • Choice of fire and appliances

That said the typical cost of building a media wall in 2024 is in the bracket of £2,000 – £4,000. This includes supply and installation of your media wall and its appliances.

How much does a stud wall for a media wall cost?

The structure of a media wall is no different than a stud wall so the cost of labour and materials for constructing the wall will cover the bulk of the cost. The price of building a stud wall for a media wall is typically in the region of £1,700 – £2,000.

As we’ve mentioned, size and design will impact the cost. An approximate price per m2 is £55 – £65.

Please note that all prices are approximate and based on typical media wall build projects. The precise cost of building a media wall in your home will depend on the specifics of your property and your plans for the wall.

How much does an electric fire for a media wall cost?

The prices above cover the build of your wall. The main remaining costs will be:

  • Finishing or painting your media wall
  • Any electrical work required
  • Supplying and sourcing your electric fire

Being the key focal point of a media wall, an electric fire is usually the most expensive component. Again, there can be a wide range of costs involved. The price of media wall electric fires can be impacted by:

  • The size of fire you need
  • The brand of fire you choose
  • The features of the fire

An Ezee Glow Zara 50″ will keep your cost below £500. For larger fires, the Ezee Glow 72″ Celestial gives you a 3-sided electric fire with high-end design features for just £1,500 — comparable fires from other manufacturers can run into several thousands of pounds. It’s just a case of finding an electric fire that gives the look and features you want at the right price for your media wall.

Start your media wall planning

If you're ready to plan your media wall, we’d suggest getting three tradespeople to give you a quote. Some installers will offer a complete package including builds and appliances — keep an eye on our range of electric fires to check how the prices you’re quoted compare with what we offer.

If you’d like more information on building a media wall, download your free copy of our guide How To Create The Perfect Media Wall.

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