Estimate the Cost of Building a Glass Block Wall

A glass block wall.

A glass block wall can be used to divide a room and provide privacy. It can be installed by a contractor or as a do-it-yourself project.

Determining Square Foot Cost

In order to determine the square foot cost, you will need to add the total cost of the work being done to the amount of profit you want to make. The price needs to be divided by the length and then divided by the height. For example, if it costs you $5,000 to do the work and you want to at least make a $500 profit, then the cost will be $5,500. $5,500 divided by a wall-length of 100 feet divided by a wall height of 6 feet will equal $1.83 per square foot.

Do-It-Yourself vs Contractor Cost

If you are looking to hire a contractor to install this wall for you, it will cost you about $2,385 just to have a curved glass block wall for a walk-in shower measuring 4x6 feet. Technically, if you are looking to save money, you can do this same project yourself. It will cost you about $1,900 to get the materials and build the glass block wall yourself. This saves you 20%. You will need to buy glass blocks, corner blocks, mortar, spacers, caps, anchor panels, and reinforcing strips.