Cost to install alternative wall panels to drywall?
We were hoping to use non-toxic, plywood wall panels for interior walls instead of drywall. I read your article about using 'UV Wood' from Columbia Forest Products (hyperlinked). These panels are available locally for around $30 for 2x4' panels (maybe cheaper if purchased in bulk?).
Just wondering how expensive these are to install? Our designers are strongly discouraging us from going down this path due to much higher install costs. Do these require special hangers/hardware to install? I assume cutting these panels (for windows, outlets, etc.) would be much more time consuming compared to drywall. Apparently drywall/painting costs with materials/labour would likely not be much more than $3-5/sq ft.